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Plain tiles are laid double lap. In other words there are always two layers of tile covering the roof. There are three layers over the battens. To lay.

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2 Plain tiles are laid double lap. In other words there are always two layers of tile covering the roof. There are three layers over the battens. To lay a plain tile roof you need 3 types of tile. Most of the roof is covered with standard tiles. Plain Tiles Typically 165mm wide, 265mm long To stagger the tiles in each row or course you will need Tile-and-a-half tiles. To maintain the double lap at eaves and ridge you will need shorter tiles, 200mm or so is typical. (Some manufacturers produce slightly different tiles for eaves and ridge.)

3 Stage 1. Lay under eaves course and nail all tiles Stage 2. Break bond with tile-and a half, lay standard tiles, nail all tiles. Stage 3. Lay normal next course or row, only nail verge tile. Stage 4. Repeat Stage 2 - but only nail verge tile. Stage 5. Repeat Stage 3 - and every 5th course, nail all the tiles. At the top of the roof a shorter tile will be required to keep the double lap under the ridge tile. next slide..

4 Looking end on you can see the double lap on the tiles. The bottom course is slightly shorter, otherwise it would project slightly. The top course use shorter tiles to keep the double lap. Notice the tile-and-a-half to stagger the joints. next slide..

5 Plain tiles can also be used as a cladding. In this, good quality work, notice how the tiles flair at each side.This is known as Winchester cutting and is a very skilled job. End


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