Backed by a UK Company Est 1997
We have carefully selected and graded top quality slate specially for the UK market since 1997.
Our expertise and wealth of knowledge means that you can trust the quality of our slates on every single project, this is backed by regular UK laboratory testing.
You are buying Premium Roof Slate with Genuine UK Laboratory Certification at the Very Best Price!
Premium Quality Natural Slate at Competitive Prices!
We supply quality natural slate roofing tiles direct to you or your roofing project anywhere in the UK. Our carefully sourced slate complies with BS EN 12326-1:2014 to A1, S1, W1 & T1 standards giving you peace of mind you are buying a quality durable roofing slate at the lowest price.
Our range of Chinese Slate, Spanish Slate and Vermont Slate Roofing Tiles give you a choice of natural slate grades and textures to find the ideal colour, finish and texture for your property
- we will have the right slate for you with a price and customer service you’ll love!
All natural slates may have slight tonal variation. Please mix the batches during installation to improve the overall appearance. Within our range of roofing slate we have a good match for Welsh Slate or Ballachulish Slate at a much lower price point, therefore helping contractors win prestigious slate roof projects and making sure you have added value for your new slate roof or slate roof repair.
Our team has over 40 years of experience in the slate industry and we only source our slate roofing tiles from reputable quarries operating with a good ethical practice with a sustainable future plan, as well as having procedures in place to help control and minimise environmental impact by employing slate production methods without any chemical processes.
The knowledgeable and friendly team at Roofing Slate Direct are always on hand to provide you with technical assistance, impartial advice and guide you through your roofing project should you require any help.
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Working Out the Quantity of Slates Required
The amount of slates you need per square metre (m2) depends on which slate size you’re using. For example, if you’re using a 20×10 slate (500mmx250mm), you will require 20 slates per m2.
A 24×12 slate (600mmx300mm) demands only 13 slate per m2. These figures tend to be slightly different throughout the industry, but we, along with most of our roofing slate suppliers, believe the following figures to a good guide.
Most of our slates are pre-holed to suit 80 to 100 mm head lap.
As a general guide in trade the numbers of slate per square meter of roof covering inclusive overlaps are:
• 12x8 (300mmx200mm) = 49 slate per m2
• 16x8 (400mmx200mm) = 33 slate per m2
• 16×10 (400mmx250mm) = 26 slate per m2
• 20×10 (500mmx250mm) = 20 slate per m2
• 24×12 (600mmx300mm) = 13 slate per m2
When multiplying the above figure by the total roof area to be covered will give the amount of slates required.
It is the general practice in the trade to allow extra 5% - 15% quantity for wastage.
Working Out the Quantity of Slate and a Half
Slate and half is one and half times width of the slate. It is used to verges, hip and valleys.
Firstly, work out the gauge=(slate length – head lap)/2
e.g. 500x250mm slate at 100 mm head lap the gauge will (500-100)/2 = 200 mm
If each edge of verge, hip or valley on a roof is 4m (4000mm)
There will be 4000/200 = 20 rows of slate. You only require the slate and half on alternative row.
The 500x375mm slate and half will be 20/2=10 + 1 to top = 11 slate and half for one edge.