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.
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* Fully tested for weathertightness in accordance with CEN TR 15601 standard and subject to exposure category and rafter length
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600mm x 300mm
Moderate Exposure: 15° (150mm lap, max. 6m rafter length)
Severe Exposure: 17.5° (150mm lap, max/ 9m rafter length)
*The minimum recommended pitch and lap maybe influenced by special circumstances; please contact our Technical Advisory Service
14.8 slates/m² at 150mm headlap
22.8kg/m2 (0.20 kN/m2) at 150mm headlap
4.45 lin.m/m2 at 150mm headlap
38mm x 25mm for rafters/supports not exceeding 450mm centres (fixed to BS 5534)
50mm x 25mm for rafters/supports not exceeding 600mm centres (fixed to BS 5534)
Slate Hooks (150mm)
Slate nails for local areas of roof (30mm x 2.65mm)
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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