Slate and tile roofing is a popular and traditional roofing method of weatherproofing pitched and vertical roofs here in the UK. A typical roof pitch for traditional-style houses is between 40° and 50° but can be as steep as 70° depending on the period of the property or other architectural considerations. Both materials offer excellent wear and longevity and can be used on old and new build homes alike.
A primary factor in choosing your roofing material is the location of your home, since many regions of the UK favour some materials over others based on tradition, history and availability of local materials. Other considerations include planning restrictions, site exposure, aesthetics, pitch of the roof and cost. Slates and tiles are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, colours and textures.
Houses – and therefore roofs – come in various shapes and sizes, but the most common designs are gable and hip, with some complex roof designs incorporate both types. Whatever the design, a typical pitched roof is made of 4 elements: wooden joists strong enough to support the weight of the roof; a breathable membrane to reduce wind and water; timber battens (ours comes from sustainable sources) and the slates or tiles. We use the finest quality materials in all elements, products certified to FSC and PECF standards.
We at Thorley Roofing Ltd are willing and able to talk to you about your particular needs and all your options. With over 10 years of experience in fitting roofs to all sorts of properties, we are confident that we can help you to get the most cost-effective, durable, beautiful roof that you desire.
We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and will not consider a job finished until you are absolutely happy with it. Over 90% of our work comes from personal referrals, and we are proud of our excellent customer service as well as the beautiful roofing we produce.