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Tapco Roofing Slate Tiles

Tapco Synthetic Roof Tiles are available in a range of stocked colours, Tapco Tiles offer an authentic slate appearance and a 40-year warranty from 100% pure virgin resin and limestone. BBA Approved on pitches of 14 degrees and above, with low on-site wastage compared to standard roof tiles. Easy to install and low maintenance Tapco Slate is suitable for applications from modular homes and conservatories, to listed and conservation buildings.

  • Light Weight Roofing Slate – 12kg per square metre
  • Recyclable, but not made from Recycled materials – Recycled materials are notoriously unstable, so Tapco Slate is manufactured from 100% PURE VIRGIN resins and limestone, but is still Recyclable
  • 40 year Warranty
  • Highly Impact Resistant – not brittle like quarried roofing slate
  • Low Pitch Roofing - BBA approval for 14 to 70 degrees pitches for felt and batten and fully boarded applications (20 degrees for quarried slate)
  • InFlex Camber - enables tighter roof fit and eradicates tile lift using only two indicated fixing points
  • Easy to Cut Shape and Fix – Score with standard utility knife and snap down the line, and includes pre-marked nailing and exposure guides
  • 18-22 Slates per m2 See 'Installation & Technical Guides' tab

Tapco Slate Technical Details

WARRANTY: 40 Years ROOFING BOARD: 0.7" (18mm) OSB.
WEIGHT (CLASSIC SLATE): 0.7 kg MINIMUM PITCH: 14° (Felt & Batten and Fully Boarded).
WEIGHT (CLASSIC RIDGE): 0.7 kg MAXIMUM PITCH: 90° (Felt & Batten and Fully Boarded).
DRILLING: No drilling required SORTING: No sorting required.
PACKAGING (CLASSIC 12"): Pallet: 1600 slates (1.04 tonnes), Bundle: 25 slates (16.25 kg). BATTEN SIZE: 2" x 1" (50mm x 25mm) treated battens (minimum).
ROOFING MEMBRANE:  Recommended use of impermeable (non-breathable) Type HR roofing membrane. CUTTING: Fine-toothed handsaw, jigsaw, circular saw, or sharp utility
blade (score and break).
 FIXING:  Large 10mm diameter head, galvanised 1.2" (30mm) by 0.1" (2.5mm) steel nails or 1.2" (30mm) by 0.14" (3.5mm) outdoor Phillips bugle
 screws (using hammer/screwdriver or nail/screw-gun). Longer 2" (50mm) nail or outdoor Phillips bugle screw required for fixing ridges
 and hips. Corrosion resistant fasteners are always recommended, especially in coastal areas. In Scotland we recommend the use of Stainless
 Steel nails for fixing. 7.1mm diameter nail heads are recommended when using a nail gun.
 
 

Tapco Slate Classic Pitch, Gauge, and Coverage

Roof Pitch Gauge Slates Per M2 Ridge & Hip Caps 1 Metre Length
14* to 25 degrees (fully boarded or felt & battens) 6" (152mm)
 
22 Ridge Cap 6 Units
25 to 27.5 degrees (fully boarded or felt & battens)
 
6.5" (165mm) 20 Hip Cap 6 Units
27.5 to 30 degrees (fully boarded or felt & battens) 7" (178mm) 19
 
 
above 30 degrees (fully boarded or felt & battens) 7.5" (191mm) 18
 
 

* The minimum recommended pitch and lap may be influenced by special circumstances, please contact us.
 
Ratings & Certification
Testing Findings Testing Findings
Fire Rating: BS476 Pt. 3, Boarded Roof SAA/Battened Roof SAC. Freeze/Thaw Cycle: No damage or cracking after 300 cycles.
Hail Rating: Class IV. Water Absorption: No appreciable weight gain.
Wind-driven Rain/Uplift: Miami Dade TAS-100 (110mph) & BRE EN 15601. Water Permeation: Impermeable.
Accelerated UV Exposure: No cracking or splitting. Temperature Cycling: No cracking, deformation or expansion.
 

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What are the Tapco Slates made out of?
A: Tapco Slates are manufactured from a blend of limestone and virgin polypropylene, and are made from multiple natural patterns. TapcoSlate is not made from recycled materials but can be recycled at the end of its long lifespan.

Q: What roof pitch can the tapco slates be fitted to?
A:
 Tested to BBA approval on roof pitches of 14° to 70° on both felt & batten and fully-boarded roofing applications (a minimum pitch of 20° is needed for quaried slate)

Q: How heavy is a square meter of tapco slate?
A: TapcoSlate Classic can weigh as little as 12kg per square metre, which is ideal for structures needing a light footprint or with older timbers that cannot take heavier-weight roofing tiles
 
Q: How Should I Store Tapco Slate Roof Tiles?
A:
 Tapco slates need to be stored on the original pallet on a flat surface. Proper storage of the product at the job site is important. Classic slates are cambered to ensure that maximum pressure is transferred to the leading edge of the slate during installation and should be stacked face down (as originally delivered). Do not double stack pallets.

Q: Is The Tapco Slate Tiles Recyclable
A:
TapcoSlate is 100% recyclable, but is not marked with a recycling symbol/logo and so the contractor should contact a local recycler to make the necessary arrangements, stating that the product is "mineral-filled Polypropylene" plastic. If there is any difficulty in locating a recycling facility, please contact us. Note that skip companies will send the product to the correct recycler.
 
Q: Do the tapco slates require any special tools to fit?
A:
 No special tools are required to fit tapco synthetic slates (see tools below)
• Hand fastened (hammered or screwed) or fastened with a nail/screw gun.
• Sharp utility blade or a standard circular saw.
• Tape measure, pry bar, tin snips.
• Chalk line with blue chalk (do not use red chalk as this can stain the product).

Q: What Roof Decking Materials are recommened with Tapco roof slates?
A: 
A Minimum of 23/32" (18mm) plywood decking, solid wood decking, or oriented strand board (OSB).

Q: What Roofing membrane/underlay should be used with tapco slate?
A:
TapcoSlate Classic roofing slates are classed as insufficiently air-open products and therefore, following the guidance within BS 5250, a vapour impermeable (HR) roof membrane/underlay should be used. Tapco Roofing Products recommends Protect Wunderlay for TapcoSlate Classic.

Q:Should there be a spacing inbetween the slates?
A:
0.25" (6mm) spacer tabs are provided on every Classic slate to aid in maintaining consistent spacing. The spacers will allow for any movement of the roof deck and expansion/contraction of the slate (although thermal expansion is highly unlikely in European climates). DO NOT remove the spacer tabs unless finishing at the end of the course.

Q: Are these slates covered by a warranty?
A:
 Tapco Slate has a 40 year warranty.

Q: How do I cut tapco slate?
A:
 Tapco Slate Classic can be easily scored with a standard utility knife and snapped down the line, alternatively it can be cut and shaped with a standard plastics saw or power jigsaw

If you have any other questions about this product please do not hesistate to contact us on live chat, via email ([email protected]) or by phone on 03302 230 267.

Synthetic Roof Tiles

Tapco Synthetic Slate Roof Tile - Pack of 25
Tapco Synthetic Slate Roof Tiles provide your roof with great durability, performance, and longevity for years to come, available In a wide range of colours.
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Tapco Synthetic Slate Ridge and Hip Tile
Tapco Synthetic Ridge and Hip Tiles (sold Individually) are available in a wide range of colours.
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Tapco Synthetic Slate Classic Angled Ridge to Hip Junction
Tapco Slate Angled Ridge to Hip Junction are available In a wide range of colours and varying roof pitches (14 to 17, 18 to 23 and 24 to 30 degrees).
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Tapco Synthetic Slate Classic Ridge Gable End Cap
Tapco Slate Ridge 90 Degree End Cap are available In a wide range of colours and varying roof pitches (25 to 29, 30 to 34 and 35 to 40 degrees).
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Tapco Synthetic Roof Tile Cowl Vent
Tapco Roof Tile Cowl Vent For use with Tapco Slate Tiles, Can be used at low or high level where construction does not allow eaves or ridge ventilation to be used. Soaker Tile Cowl Vents are suitable for pitches of 15 to 90 degrees, and provide 10,000mm2 airflow.
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Ex Vat: £44.21
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Tapco Synthetic Slate Inline Roof Tile Vent
Tapco Inline Roof Tile Vent (10k Airflow) For use with Tapco Slate Tiles. Great for providing ventilation to your roof space or bathroom/cooker hood extraction, also suitable for soil stacks.
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Ex Vat: £42.57
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Tapco Cowl Vent Pipe Adaptor
Tapco Soaker Cowl Vent Pipe Adaptor for attaching 110mm (4 Inch) dia pipe to vent. Converts to vent to a soil pipe and/or mechanical extract terminal.
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Tapco Abutment Ventilator
Tapco Abutment Ventilator For use with non-profiled pitched roof coverings such as slates & plain tiles. 1m long high level ventilator offering 5mm airflow.
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Tapco Inline Vent Pipe Adaptor
Tapco Inline Vent Pipe Adaptor for attaching 110mm (4 Inch) dia pipe to vent. Converts to vent to a soil pipe and/or mechanical extract terminal.
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Tapco Cold Roof Eaves Ventilation 10mm Kit
Tapco Cold Roof Eaves Ventilation 10mm Kit are recommended for low-level roof ventilation in cold roof construction. Provides a ventilation opening of 10,000mm2 alongg the eaves. Contains 6 lengths of 10mm over fascia vent, 1 x 300mm x 6m rafter roll and 10 eaves skirts.
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Tapco Warm Roof Eaves Ventilation 25mm Kit
Tapco Warm Roof Eaves Ventilation 25mm Kit Allows a 50mm void following the line of the rafter to be maintained, whilst keeping debris and insects from stopping the airflow. provides a ventilation opening of 25,000mm2 along the eaves. Contains 6 lengths of 25mm over fascia vent and 10 eaves skirts.
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Tapco Rafter Roll Ventilator 450mm x 6m (Pack of 2)
Tapco Rafter Roll Ventilator 450mm x 6m (2 per pack - 12 metres per box)
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Ex Vat: £22.10
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Tapco Synthetic Slate Ridge Master Plus - Box of 10
Tapco RidgeMaster Plus 11” (Box of 10 x 1200mm lengths) - The RidgeMaster Plus and HipMaster ventilation systems are manufactured specifically to fit underneath the TapcoSlate Classic Ridge & Hip Caps for continuous ridge and/or hip ventilation. These units provide 10,000mm²/m high-level airflow. Each unit covers 1.2 linear metres.
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Tapco Synthetic Slate Hip Master Vent - Box of 10
Tapco HipMaster 11” (Box of 10 x 1200mm lengths) - The RidgeMaster Plus and HipMaster ventilation systems are manufactured specifically to fit underneath the TapcoSlate Classic Ridge & Hip Caps for continuous ridge and/or hip ventilation. These units provide 10,000mm²/m high-level airflow. Each unit covers 1.2 linear metres.
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Tapco Slate Classic Slate Dry Verge 2m
Tapco Slate Classic Slate Dry Verge 2m Length (Drip Edge) was created for use with most man-made and natural slates up to a maximum 19/32" (5mm) thickness. Overall Length 2m, Width 90mm, Height 73mm. Colour: Black. (External Dimensions).
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Tapco Slate Classic Dry Verge Jointing Clips
TapcoSlate Classic Dry Verge Jointing Clips (each) Forms a Continuous Water Joint for the Tapco Slate Dry Verge for use with most man-made and natural slates.
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Protect VP300 Vapour Permeable Membrane (1m x 50m Roll)
Protect VP300Vapour Permeable Membrane (1m x 50m Roll) - Permeable Type LR Roofing Membrane
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Protect Wunderlay Vapour Non-permeable Membrane (1m x 45m Roll)
Protect Wunderlay Vapour Non-permeable Membrane (1m x 45m Roll) - Impermeable Type HR Roofing Membrane Recommended with Tapco Slate Available Online Now
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Tapco 4.5mm Outdoor Rapier Screw - Box of 200
Tapco 4.5mm Outdoor Rapier Screw - Box of 200 - 30mm screw for tile fitment, 50mm for ridge/hip cap fitment, 75mm to 80mm for RidgeMaster/HipMaster fitment.
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Tapco Galvanised Clout Nail 1kg
Galvanised Clout Nail - 1kg (approx. 400 nails) - 30mm nail for tile fitment, 50mm for ridge/hip cap fitment, 75mm to 80mm for RidgeMaster/HipMaster fitment.
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