A unique contemporary product with traditional appeal
Natural slate is a wonderful product that has provided a lasting and reliable roofing material for centuries, on both a wide range of important historical buildings and prestigious new build developments.
Unfortunately due to its premium price level many specifiers are forced to seek alternative artificial alternatives.
The new Imerys Graphite clay/slate provides an exciting natural option, offering a durable high performance roof covering saving up to 30% on material costs alone when compared with natural slate. Reduced labour costs will also increase this differential considerably due to no on site grading requirements and each tile is provided with two blind nail holes for ease of fixing when cutting or installing around hip and valley areas.
Due to its varied all round chamfered slim line edge and authentic modular slate size appearance, it offers an exciting contemporary option with attractive traditional appeal.
The Graphite can be fixed on a minimum 22.5° roof pitch with a nominal batten gauge of 245mm and has a relatively low weight of 39kg per square metre which is very similar to natural slate. Quality and Environmental standards are assured with the CE BS EN1304, ISO 14001 , ISO 9001, BES 6001, & BREEAM A+ rating, as sustainable production has always been a major part of the Imerys ethos.
Imerys have always been market-leading innovators, we even invented the first mechanical press in 1841. This valuable production experience combined with our vast quarry resources have been developed alongside the most technically advanced clay roof tile production facilities in Europe, ensuring consistent high quality products throughout the manufacturing process.
All Imerys products are supported by our comprehensive insurance backed 30 year durability guarantee with the new Graphite Clay/slate tile providing a natural choice for many new build or refurbishments projects without costing the earth.
Samples are available on request.