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The Versatility of Plain Tiles

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If you were ever asked to picture a typical English scene in your mind’s eye, chances are, there would be a plain tile roof in there somewhere. Clay plain tiles have been a part of our heritage and roofscape for hundreds of years; their actual size being set in law by King Edward IV in […]

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The Use of Vapour Permeable Underlays in Compliance with BS 5534

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The introduction of the British Standard for slating and tiling: BS 5534: 2014 lead to some concerns being raised about its application. One source of confusion is the use of vapour permeable (VP) underlays and so this article will try to provide some clarity. Vapour permeable underlays, often referred to as ‘breather’ underlays or membranes, […]

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CE Marking: What Does it Mean and What Does it Deliver?

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What does CE marking mean? We see the letters ‘CE’ appear on many products that are traded in the European Economic Area (EEA), however not all products need to be CE marked, so what do these two letters mean? By placing the CE marking on a product, a manufacturer is declaring, on his sole responsibility, […]

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The Future of Roof Tile Standards

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Members of the Roof Tile Association have outlined their thoughts on roof tile standards, highlighting just how important they are now, and will continue to be into the future. The Future of Roof Tile Standards – September 2016

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Care, Maintenence and Repair of Clay and Concrete Roof Tiles

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A new guide has been produced by the Roof Tile Association to enable designers, contractors and building owners to identify specific maintenance and repair items that can affect roofs and walls clad with clay and concrete tiles and to implement appropriate design and maintenance measures.  (Please note: the RTA do not accept liability for any […]

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The Correct Use of Tile Clips

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The members of the Roof Tile Association have put together some straightforward notes on the correct use of tile clips, explaining the importance of ensuring tile clips are specified and used in the right way.   The Correct Use of Tile Clips – Notes from the RTA    

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Guide to the Building Regulations Part L

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The Building Regulations Part L (Conservation of fuel and power) including relevant Approved Documents has been revised and came into force on the 6th April 2014. The purpose of the revision is to further improve the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings. To assist the industry in its understanding of the Part L changes, […]

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Changes to BS 5534

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The revised British Standard code of practice BS 5534 brought with it some major changes to roofing practices in the UK. The need for the reform came about due to the increasingly erratic weather patterns across the UK and the effect it is having on the integrity of pitched roofs. 1st March 2015 marked the […]

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