What are the roof slates made of?

100% recycled P.E. Resins with additives, colouring, and UV Inhibitors.

Are the Eco slates lightweight?

The Eco Slates are extremely lightweight in comparison with most other options. On average a square metre will weigh less than 12kg. 

The slates seem very flexible, how do they hold up in strong wind conditions?

The slates have been tested in winds up to 110mph and therefore the wind causes noproblem. 

Does the colour fade?

Over the 50 year warranty expect a variable colour change; however the UV Inhibitors ensure theyare extremely fade resistant.

Do the slates get brittle in the sun?

No, the slates have UV Inhibitors built in them to protect against harmful UV rays

Do you need to use underlay during installation?

Yes, we always use a BBA approved breathable membrane.

What fire rating do they have?

Class ‘A’ fire rating; see the specification page for full test certificates.

Will there be any noise problems during heavy rain or hail?

No, the slates are solid and not hollow, so the noise is kept at a minimum. 

How many slates do you get to a square metre?

17 slates on average per square metre for a pitch of 20 degrees. 7 slates per linear metre for valleys and ridges.

What guarantee do the slates have?

The slates have a 50-year non-prorated warranty.

If the pitch of my roof is below 20 degrees and needs flashing, how is the slate fitted?

The Eco Slates are very flexible, therefore can be fitted to a vertical, enabling cap flashing to be dressed over it. Ensure flashing lap is sufficient for adequate weatherproofing. For pitches below 20 degrees it is highly recommended to use the Eco Slates for flashing; If not then it is imperative to ensure existing flashing is sealed to the Eco Slates.

I don’t have much space will it be worth it?

Stunning conservatories are frequently created in the most unlikely places and a valuable extra room can be built in a previously unused part of a courtyard or garden. Filling an awkward area or dark recess with an attractive functional conservatory, no matter how small, is a great investment particularly when ground space is at a premium

Do I require building control or planning permission for this?

Our conservatory design consultants are experienced in obtaining approval from local planning authorities and can offer advice, at the outset, on what is likely to be permitted. We will gladly facilitate the preparation and submission of all necessary applications.