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Russell Roof Tiles tech keeps roofers on top

As weather conditions become increasingly more erratic, Russell Roof Tiles has a solution to help the fight against the elements using the latest technology.

Russell Roof Tiles tech keeps roofers on top

Roofing has undergone a massive change with the onset of the new British Standard Code of practice for tiling and slating, BS 5534:2014 now bringing the UK in line with European equivalent, Eurocodes.

The standard was designed to increase roofing integrity and safety in our changing British climate, where adverse weather means more is needed to ensure roof tiles and fixtures and fittings stay in place.

So for all new roofing projects mortar bedding alone can no longer be relied upon as a means of fixing. Under the new standards, roof tile fittings such as ridge and hip tiles laid with mortar require additional mechanical fixings with all interlocking tiles requiring a minimum of one fixing, and all perimeter tiles needing two.

To support customers, Russell Roof Tiles is using the latest technology to make getting hold of fixing specifications quickly, with a new interactive web based fixing spec tool, which provides roofers with site specific fixing instructions.

Mark Parsons, Russell Roof Tiles’ commercial technical manager, said. “It’s been well over a year in the making but it was important we created a new tool for customers that is as simple as possible to use even though it is a complicated standard.

“Consisting of a questionnaire that takes just a minute or two to complete, the roofer will promptly receive their answers and instructions in an email or download instantly.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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