Roof Tile Fixtures - New British Standard

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New British Standard for fixing Roofing Tiles come into effect March 2015

The new British Standard BS 5534 comes into effect in March 2015, requiring roofers to attach tiles mechanically. It is described by roofing and manufacturer Marley Eternity as “the biggest change to pitched roof fixing requirements for 20 years”. Every single lap tile will have to be mechanically fixed, with a degree of clipping required on most roofs. Mortar alone is no longer sufficient.

The general advice from roofing manufacturers are:

  • Contractors and specifiers should consider the implications now and get new fixings specifications in place.
  • From 1 March all new pitched roofing work using tiles, slates and shingles should be specified to the recommendations of the new standard, BS 5534:2014. Some exceptions may apply.
  • The manufacturer is also advising contractors to give early consideration to the impact the increased fixing requirements will have on their workload and installation programmes.

If you are unsure at all about the new fixing requirements, contact us here and we will be able to make sure your specifications are correct or provide you with new ones, saving potential cost or re-work at a later date. For further information please contact Paul Hughes on 0845 077 9559.