TapcoSlate Classic Features & Benefits

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TapcoSlate Classic Key Features:

  • Made from resin bonded, crushed virgin Dolomite limestone, TapcoSlate Classic has the random texture and edges of natural slate.
  • TapcoSlate Classic is lightweight, (from only 12 kgs/sq. metre), easy to handle and can be fixed by either hammer and nail or nail gun.
  • Strong, cost effective, recyclable and attractive.
  • No breakage, wastage, drilling or sorting required.
  • Available in a range of attractive colours and blends.
  • A production-induced camber ensures a tight fit at the tail of the slate when fixed.
  • TapcoSlate Classic have excellent weathering characteristics; they will not curl, lift or delaminate, and are impermeable to water.
  • When tested to BS476 part 3, an AA fire rating is achieved for installation on boarded roofs.
  • BBA Certified.
  • TapcoSlate Classics are backed by a 40-year Warranty.

TapcoSlate Classic Key Benefits:

  • Looks extremely authentic.
  • Choice of colours.
  • Traditional colours (5 in total) are stocked and available within 4-5 days. (Alternative and Mix colours are subject to a 5-6 week delivery time – but this isn’t long when planning roofing/building work – and a minimum order quantity.)
  • Minimal Wastage. Breakage is negligible when handling/cutting/fixing. Natural slate may incur 5-15% breakage/shrinkage factor depending on the quality.
  • Lightweight… from only 12 kgs/sq. metre (half the weight of natural slate). Very useful for re-roofing applications where timbers may be suspect, or when designing the loading specification for a new roof.
  • Slates are marked with nailing and exposure guidelines and horizontal spacers, which helps to maintain integrity when fixing.
  • Dimensionally accurate… no need to sort for thickness before loading the roof. Natural slate can vary in thickness, causing gapping, and subsequent breakage if walked on.
  • Packs of 25 mean easier handling and quicker roof loading.
  • Product doesn’t crack or split, particularly when cutting for hips, valleys, etc.
  • Quicker to lay than natural slate. Much loved by roofers, once they have used the product, for many of the above reasons.