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Shetland® Slate

The Shetland® is a large format, interlocking flat clay slate.  It’s smooth surface, rectangular format and crisp edges give it a beautiful aesthetic on the roof  It's colour is permanent and unfading and it will last for decades!  Available in a range of colours, the Shetland is available in the standard enamel finish, and inkjet finish.  This printed finish can be in a plain colour or can be made to match or replicate an existing roof covering.  

The Shetland offers a marginal saving on the Snowdon Slate and like the Snowdon it is simple and cost effective to install with around 10 tiles required per square metre with no sorting or grading required (this is in contrast to traditional slating which requires 20 tiles per square metre with extensive sorting and grading).  The Shetland is suitable for pitched down to 17.5 degrees but may also be used as low as *12.5 degrees (*please consult the LBS technical department for advice before commencing any work). 

The Shetland Slate is fully BS 5534 and S.R.82 compliant and has been designed and tested for the harsh UK and Irish climate. 

Product Detail

Tile Size 469mm x 285mm
Minimum Roof Pitch 17.5 degrees/ 12.5*
Minimum Headlap 65mm
Maximum Headlap 100mm
Batten Spacing at Max Gauge 405mm
Batten Spacing at Min Gauge 365mm
Covering Capacity per sqm 10 tiles per sqm at max gauge
Hanging Length 445mm
Nominal Cover Width 245mm
Weight per Tile 3.6kg
Weight of tiling per sqm (approx) 36kg
Leading Edge Depth 8mm
Battens Required per sqm approx Min 2.47, Max 2.71
Batten Size- up to 450mm rafter 50x25mm
Batten Size - up to 600mm rafter 50x37mm nb. special fixing req
Batten Size RoI 45x35mm
Tile Nails 50x3.35mm aluminium nails
Tile and Eave Clips As recommended by LBS technical dept
Accessories Available Dry Verge, Ridge and ventilation

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