Cembrit explains the benefits of working with fibre cement slates
SAVE TIME AND MONEY – NO NEED FOR SORTING OR GRADING
- Uniform in size, thickness and shape
- No sorting on site
- Pre-drilled for quick and easy fixing
- Save time and money
- Lighter than most alternatives, so easier to carry
EASY TO INSTALL – NO NEED FOR POWER TOOLS
- Cut and mitre using simple hand tools (simply score and snap)
- No dust suppression equipment required
- Ideal for complex roofs
- Reduce site breakage
PREVENT CALL BACKS – VENTILATE THE ROOF PROPERLY
Fibre cement slates are smooth and uniform, so fit together tightly. As a result, they’re less susceptible to the passive ventilation created by less even materials.
A requirement of the British Standard Codes of Practice (BS 5250:2002), proper ventilation prevents the build-up of condensation that develops when a roof space is unable to breathe. On most houses, this means air travelling from eaves to eaves, but by adding ridge ventilation you can reduce the risk of stale air pockets forming. A tight fitting or interlocking roof system, such as fibre cement slate tiles, will require additional ventilation between the batten void. In order to meet the standard, contractors must simply choose a ridge tile that has been specifically designed for ventilation, as it will create the greatest outlet for warm moist air.