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Snowdon® Slate

Re-engineered for 2018 the Snowdon® is a large format, interlocking clay tile, which looks like a natural slate.  It’s improved riven (textured) surface, rectangular format and dressed edges mean that it is closer than ever to the appearance of a natural quarried slate.  Its clay composition means that the Snowdon's colour will be permanent and unfading for decades to come!  Available in a range of colours, the Snowdon is available in the standard enamel finish, and also a revolutionary inkjet printed finish.  This printed finish can be in a plain colour or can be made bespoke to match an existing or replacement roof covering. 

When it comes to value for money and quality Snowdon is the market leader, it is simple and cost effective to install with just over 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 Snowdon is suitable for pitches down to 17.5 degrees but may also be used down to pitches as low as 12.5 degrees* (*please consult the LBS technical dept before commencing any work). 

The Snowdon is fully BS 5534 and S.R. 82 compliant and has been designed and tested by LBS in partnership with our manufacturer, specifically with the harsh UK and Irish climate in mind. 

Please note that customers using existing stocks of the original Snowdon should refer to the full Snowdon brochure for technical information.  Technical info for the revised product (April 2018) can be found on the tab selection below. 

Product Detail

Ladyhill Residential Development Snowdon

Prestige Homes Roofed with Snowdon Slate

The Snowdon Black Clay Slate was the perfect choice of roof covering for this development in Hillsborough Co Down.  The houses are finished to an exceptional standard, and the Snowdon Slate not only g…

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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 3.7kg
Weight of Tiling per sqm (approx) 37kg
Leading Edge Depth 8mm
Battens Required per sqm approx. Min 2.47, Max 2.71 (linear metre)
Batten Size - up to 450mm rafter centres 50x25mm
Batten Size - up to 600mm rafter centres 50x37mm nb. special fixing req
Batten Size RoI 45x35mm
Tile Nails 50x3.35mm aluminium nails
Tile and Eave Clips As recommended by LBS tech dept.
Accessories Available Dry Verge, ridge and ventilation

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