How many Kent peg tiles per m2?

Roof Tile Technical Information

Standard Tiles Kent Peg Tiles
Weight 1.2 tonnes/1000 1.0 tonnes/1000
Gauge (max.) 100mm 95mm
Headlap 65mm 60mm
Cover 60/m2 70/m2

What are Kent peg tiles?

Kent peg tiles are the original and traditional tiles used on a variety of buildings in Kent and Sussex, with some dating as far back as the 13th century. Made from clay and brick earth, each tile is hung by two wooden pegs, and is smaller in size than standard peg tiles.

What are Kent peg tiles made of?

Original Kent peg tiles were always made with locally dug clay. Many country estates had their own brickworks, producing a range of wares from bricks and tile, to land drains and chimney pots. Contrary to popular belief Kent peg tiles appear to have only ever been fixed with “SOFTWOOD” pegs.

Do you nail peg tiles?

14.1 Peg tiles should not be nailed to any type of lath or batten due to the amount of cocking up that occurs in the uneven tiles, which will not subsequently settle down.

How many tiles do I need for a semi detached roof?

Usually, semi detached houses date between 1920-1950. Materials can vary depending upon location and may be as follows: Plain tiles | Small format roof tiles made from clay. There are 60 tiles per m2 making them labour intensive to replace.

How old are Kent peg tiles?

Peg tiles go back as far back as the 12th and 13th centuries, a time when every town and village would have had its own brick and tile-maker.

What is a nib tile?

Nibs are the projection on the underside of a tile close to the head, used to hook the tiles onto a batten or similar horizontal ledge. They can be one small nib on its own, two or three separate nibs, or one continuous nib across the head of the tile.

When were peg tiles used?

History reports that peg tiles were first introduced to the UK by the Roman’s, although popular production didn’t occur until the mid 1300’s. In 1477, King Edward IV signed a charter which standardised the size of nibbed tiles (plain tiles) to 6.5 inches by 10.5 inches.

What is a double lap tile?

Plain tiles have to be laid double lapped, which means there have to be two layers of tile throughout the roof and at the end laps of the tiles the top tile must overlap the tile two below it.

Should roof tiles be clipped?

For all roof areas and rafter pitches, every tile should be mechanically fixed with at least a nail, a clip, or a combination of these options that provide adequate combined resistance to the wind uplift loads on the tiles.

How much does a new roof cost UK 2021?

While jobs will certainly differ depending on these aspects, the average value of a new roof installation in the UK is around £5000, and the vast majority of people will spend anywhere between £3000 to £7000.