Smooth surface and dressed edges
The popular Birkdale fibre cement slate can be used for low pitch designs down to 15° (with hook fixing)* offering the designer and contractor more flexible aesthetic and installation options.
The hook fixing method is specifically for 15° - 20° pitches for moderate exposure roofs. This complements our Birkdale range using conventional nail and rivet fixing for steeper pitches or for severe exposure roofs.
Featuring a smooth surface and dressed edges Birkdale fibre cement slates offer a traditional and pleasing look at an affordable price.
The combination of colour, edge finish and design flexibility that the Birkdale offers means it is ideal as both a roofing and cladding solution, used on numerous projects including the Tally Ho training centre in Birmingham and the Holcombe Moor Army base near Bury.
* Fully tested for weathertightness in accordance with CEN TR 15601 standard and subject to exposure category and rafter length
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20˚ pitches and above
15˚ pitches and above
600mm x 300mm
22.5° (moderate exposure)
25° (severe exposure)
20.0° (moderate exposure)
22.5° (severe exposure)
15° (6m max rafter length)
17.5° (9m max rafter length)
(moderate and severe exposure)
*The minimum recommended pitch and lap maybe influenced by special circumstances; please contact our Technical Advisory Service
13.4 slates/m² at 100mm lap
13.6 slates/m² at 110mm lap
14.7 slates/m² at 150mm lap
20.4 at 100mm, 20.9 at 110mm
22.6 at 150mm
4.08 (net lin.m/m² at 110mm lap)
4.45 net lin.m/m²
38mm x 25mm for rafters/supports not exceeding 450mm centres
50mm x 25mm for rafters/supports not exceeding 600mm centres
30mm x 2.65mm
19mm dia. x 19mm x 2mm stem in accordance with BS 5534
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Can achieve an A+ rating in the BRE Green Guide to Specification
Manufactured under high pressure and air cured
Cement, silica, fibres, pigments and fillers
> 60 years
Fibre cement is a 100% recyclable building material