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Concrete roofing tiles old 1960s.
Standard sheets were eight corrugations 25 648 mm wide and in lengths between 5 12 1 5 3 6 m until longrun roofing became available during the 1960s.
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The market in concrete tiles has broadened immensely over the past ten years with the development of thin leading edge tiles such as the marley edgemere tile and the introduction of interlocking plain tiles such as the forticrete gemini or marley ashmore tiles.
They were much more regular in size and shape than clay tiles and therefore favoured by contractors as being easier to fix on the roof.
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Longrun meant that roofs could be made from cut to length sheets without laps which are susceptible to corrosion.
The oldest known type of clay roofing tiles is by far the most common form in use in the world to day.
Marley ludlow major roofing tile old english dark red pallet of 216 a supremely functional general purpose single lap interlocking tile.
Furthermore in the 1960s concrete tiles appeared in a larger format than hitherto.
At the outset bark straw thatch rough stones and similar substances were used until better devices were made which finally culminated in roofing tile of terra cotta.
Concrete tiles often interlock but also there.
Old english dark red dark red smooth brown antique brown smooth grey greystone anthracite.
Covering capacity net vertical 53 tiles m2 at 115mm gauge.
But they have remained popular for a few reasons.
Ground floor most floors were concrete often comprising a layer of hardcore often industrial waste a 100mm concrete slab and a granolithic screed covered with thermoplastic tiles bedded in bitumen often with no separate dpm.
Concrete tiles became more commonplace on homes during the aftermath of world war ii when traditional roofing materials were scarce and concrete was readily available.
In the 1950s a few house had concrete finlock gutters see drainage section rainwater old materials.
The benefit of using concrete roof tiles is that they are durable versatile and come in many different styles and colours.
Reclaimed concrete roof tiles are used for many different types of roofing projects new and old.
The ludlow major interlocking tile has simple but strong lines which exploit the interplay between light and shade adding visual variety throughout the course of the day.