Roof tile manufacturer Marley Eternit has announced that its Birkdale fibre cement slates can now achieve a minimum pitch of just 15°.
Birkdale uses hook fixings to enable a traditional slate look to be achieved at such a low pitch.
The requirements for lower pitch solutions is driven by ongoing demand for large commercial roofscapes and a surge in ground floor extensions.
Birkdale is also a cost effective alternative to single lap resin slate as Marley Eternit marketing manager Sarah Harding says: “Whilst resin slates can be incredibly labour intensive and expensive to work with, Birkdale fibre cement slate is very easy to cut and unlike resin slate, does not require an angle grinder for resizing.”
Birkdale fibre cement slate can be used as both a roofing and a cladding solution with a full range of matching fittings and accessories available to complement this product.
This latest Birkdale innovation will sit alongside the current Birkdale slate offering, which uses nailed holed slates with rivet and nail fixings.
Fibre cement can be fully recycled at the end of its use with waste fibre cement ground down and used to replace limestone and shale in clinker production, the essential ingredients for Portland cement.