A guide to specifying and installing natural roof slates is launched by Welsh Slate.
ROOFING by leading UK manufacturer Welsh Slate is the newly-published natural slate roofing guide.
The 32-page guide advises architects and roofing contractors how to specify and install natural roof slates and includes the revised recommendations in the recently amended BS 5534 code of Practice for Slating and tiling plus all relevant references and standards.
It also provides information on slates’ many advantages and details design specifications such as terminology, driving rain index, minimum recommended headlaps, general properties, colours, sizes and weights, coverage, and battening and holing gauges.
Technical details are also supplied on the slating process, battening, eaves and verges, valleys, hips, abutments, ridges and changes in roof pitch as well as roofing ventilation and vertical slating.
The new brochure is complemented by the technical support available to specifiers and contractors regards specification writing, sample services and CAD drawings backed by more than 100 years of collective experience in natural slate roofing within the technical support team.