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Flexible Pointing

24 Jan 2012 / in Helpful Tips

Traditionally roof tile cappings have been bedded and pointed in a sand-cement mortar. The mortar bed supports and aligns the capping while the pointing provides the majority of adhesion and allows a neat finish. Additional mechanical fixing is required in high wind areas. Being rigid, the mortar in conventional point may crack with the movement […]

Dry valleys to tiled roofs

24 Jan 2012 / in Helpful Tips

For many years terracotta and concrete tiles have been laid with wet valleys, that is, the edges of tiles adjacent to valleys have been bedded in mortar. This has led to a number of problems, including: .  Restriction of drainage behind the bedding; .  Mortar cracking due to structural and thermal movement; .  Moisture entering […]

The truth about roofing tiles

24 Jan 2012 / in Helpful Tips

We want you to build the house you’ll be happy with. That’s why we want you to know the truth about roofing with tiles – before you’re committed to any other system. Roofing tiles have been around for almost five thousand years. So it’s natural that we take tiles for granted. Especially when they’ve served […]

Terracotta Versus Metal How do they stack up?

23 Jan 2012 / in Helpful Tips

Terracotta Roofing Tiles Versus Metal Although roofs have been tiled for thousands of years, it wasn’t until the 1890s that the first machine-made terracotta roof tiles came to Australia from France and challenged the supremacy of slate in quality housing. Century-old Marseilles tiles still look handsome and function perfectly in suburbs such as Camberwell, Kew […]