Tegola tiles are made from a glass fibre mat, with a weight up to 125gm/m2. This gives high mechanical strength, in excess of any international standards. The fibre is pre-impregnated with
bitumen to eliminate moisture or cavities within the mat. Further bitumen, which is carefully selected to ensure product stability and resistance to temperature fluctuations, is then
added. Silicon sand is added to the underside and the top surface is coated with Tegolas own ceramic granules, whose colour is guaranteed not to fade. A special thermo-setting
adhesive is then applied, which sticks the leading edges of the tiles down, and the material is then cut to the shape required.
Roof ventilators, eaves and verge trims and Bitustick adhesive, are available.
Tegola tiles are supplied as a flexible strip of 3-5 tiles, depending on the style, which is normally nailed directly to a timber deck.
The strip size is 1000 x 340mm and details of the exposure, the distance between the courses, and pack sizes are shown in the data table.
The installed weight, including overlaps, varies from 8 to 16kgs/m2 depending on style, as shown in the data table. This makes them suitable for lighter, more economic, structures.
Tegola produce their own granules and so can tailor-make to customer requirements. The range includes slate, clay, stone and wood colours as well as our copper clad
Prestige tile. Styles include the square cut Premium, the hexagonal Mosaik, the round edged Traditional, and the twoply Master.