Our "CS" range of clay ridge tiles are produced solely by CS Coelho Da Silva, the most prestigious and dare I say it "The highest quality clay tile manufacturer" in Portugal if not the Iberian Peninsula.
The range consists of the PL2 and PL1 interlocking Universal ridge tiles, available in natural red, Antique and Anthracite slate, the latter being through colour ( produced using dark brown clay as opposed to natural red).
The Interlocking CS Plasma PL Universal ridge tiles have been designed to be fitted with a single stainless steel screw and a clip, ( fitting kits included in price ).
Whats in it for the roofer? Easy and super quick to install. This system will reduce fitting times by over 60%, up to 2 linear metres per minute, no bucket of mortar to drag up to the roof, no mortar runs etc..... compared to other dry fix? there is one clip and one screw, not lots of washers, screws, plastic butting strips and god knows what else.
PL1 is for 10º to 30º pitch roofs ( 120º to 160º ridge angle )
PL2 is for 30º to 50º pitch roofs ( 80º to 120º ridge angle )
For the Stockist: the PL2 covers most of the UKs roof pitches, allowing you to sensibly reduce your stock levels as well as buying far more economically than your competition as well as increasing your profit margin.
The Universal Clay Capped angle ridge tile is a vented ridge thanks to the small feet on its underside, when used in conjunction with a ridge roll you have your self a vented ridge system which is agains secured with single stainless steel screw and sealing washer. The capped ridge tiles are available in natural red and anthracite slate colour. The fitting kits are included in the price. Capped ridge is for roof pitches from 10º to 45º ( ridge tile angles from 90º to 120º).
The mortar lovers amongst us can continue to use mortar and still comply with regulations by using the stainless steel screw supplied. Whether we like it or not mortar bedded ridge and hip tiles have proven to on occasion be insecure in their fixing and as a result dangerous to the home owner, this is a solution.
Modern construction methods require a secure safe system to be used on roofs built with perhaps less rigid roof timbers which allow flexing which loosens the ridge tiles, or perhaps its the mortar which hasn't been blended correctly, or the sand is the wrong type etc... With so many ways mortar bedding can go wrong should you ensure it is done properly, once ?
Clay or concrete tiles and ancillaries?
Concrete is clearly an inferior product with a far shorter lifespan, taking this into consideration how many times will a concrete roof need to be replaced as opposed to a clay roof ? The labour cost alone of re-roofing will increase tremendously between the point of original concrete tile fitting and its replacement.
Aesthetically there is no comparison, concrete looses its looks very very rapidly indeed.
Overall it's far more economical to fit good quality clay roof tiles as opposed to concrete.