Shingle

PERFECT FOR: Educational buildings, Commercial buildings, Flat to pitch, Community centres and many other types of buildings and projects

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Features & Benefits

  • Proudly manufactured in Britain
  • 40-year weather penetration guarantee
  • BS476-3 AA fire rating
  • Interlocks with a hidden-fix design
  • Achieves roof pitch as low as 15 degrees

Shingle Overview

The Britmet Shingle tile is designed to give an authentic shingle effect available in the largest standard colour range in the UK. Shingle is designed for roof pitches from 15° to 90°. Britmet Shingle is 1231mm (width) x 250mm (height). This lightweight roofing panel is designed to emulate natural slates and must be fixed with a broken bond finish, in a right to left fashion. Shingle is manufactured using the highest grade Aluzinc steel, coated with a stone granule finish and a clear, acrylic overglaze.

With all the characteristics you could expect from traditional American shingle, the Britmet Shingle is unique with a fully dry-fix, interlocking hidden-fix design to keep your roof flush from fixings. Unlike traditional shingle, our lightweight tile design offers the perfect solution to any project. Despite having a steel base, the Britmet shingle weighs just under 7kg per sqm!

Most importantly, you can have a sound piece of mind using the Britmet Shingle as we are proud owners of an AA fire classification (BS476-3) (equal to traditional roof tiles and slates) and we are proud to offer a 40-year guarantee against weather penetration.

Raven

Raven

Titanium Grey

Titanium Grey

Bramble Brown

Bramble Brown

Rustic Brown

Rustic Brown

Rustic Terracotta

Rustic Terracotta

Moss Green

Moss Green
Currently Unavailable

Tartan Green

Tartan Green

Rustic Red

Rustic Red

Smoked Oak

Smoked Oak

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Shingle Product Range

Shingle Technical Spec

Min. pitch: 15°
Max. pitch: 90°
Overall width: 1326mm
Cover width: 1231mm
Side lap: 95mm
Step: 20mm
Batten gauge: 250mm
Roof cover per slate: 0.308m2
Slates per m2: 3.2
Steel base: 0.40mm
Weight as laid per sqm: 12kg
Fire resistance: AA classification equal to traditional roof tiles and slates

Shingle General Specification

Shingle is designed for roof pitches from 15° to 90°. Britmet Shingle is 1231mm(width) x 250mm(height). This lightweight roofing slate panel is designed to emulate natural slates and must be fixed with a broken bond finish, fixed in a right to left fashion.

Fascia Boards: 

Fix timber or UPVC fascia boards with the top edge to be approximately a batten thickness above rafters (if the fascia is used as eaves batten).

Battens: 

Fix the tiling battens to rafter at 250mm centres (front of batten) up from the eaves which will be 250mm less overhang of the tile into the gutter, usually 40mm. 

Please note: It is the responsibility of the installer to ensure correct batten usage.

Underlay / Breather Membrane: 

Approved roofing underlay is to be laid over rafters, lapped and secured to the rafters with galvanised clout nails and carried well into the gutters. All to comply with current regulations.

Two-Part Barge Soaker: 

Fix the timber or UPVC barge boards with their top approximately 25mm above the top of tiling battens to allow for the side of the watercourse to be supported. Fix the soaker section of the two-part barge soaker on the top of the battens at the gable ends and against the inside of the barge boards. Grip the nails over to hold and fix them into the battens. Then, screw fix on sides into barge board if necessary. Overlap sections by around 25mm. Fix the outer section of the twopart barge soaker by nailing into the top and sides of the barge board at evenly spaced intervals. Overlap sections by approximately 25mm. Bend the inner flange resting on top of tiles as required. Cut and bend to dress the end of the bottom section as required. One part covers 5 courses of tiles.

Tiling on Felt and Battens: 

Starting at the bottom right-hand side of the roof, fix the first shingle using 4 nails or screws evenly. Then, working from right to left, continue laying each shingle in the same way making sure that the side and end laps interlock correctly. At the eaves, nail each tile at its lowest possible point into the eaves batten/fascia. At this point, you can use the touch-up kit to paint over the heads of the nails. Always try to use cut-offs from the previous course to start the next course or use a half tile to ‘break the bond’. Again, working from right to left, fix the next subsequent shingle ensuring side/end/nose laps interlock correctly. Use half tiles or cut-offs to start the next course. Hook the nose of your upper tile into the lip of the tile below ensuring a tight fit (the heel of your hand or a block of wood can be used to gently knock the tiles together) Continue with each successive course.

Tiling on Board: 

For a warm boarded roof is critical that you have a 25mm air gap between the boarding and the underside of the tiles/felt. Securely fix through the boarding and into the rafters below, a 50mmx25mm counter rafter running from eaves to the ridge at approx. 900mm centres. Fix your battens to the top of these counter rafters at 250mm centres, apart from the first batten from the eaves which will be 250mm less the overhang of the tile into the gutter, which is usually around 40mm.

Angle ridge flashing: 

At the ridge course of the tiles, trim to suit if required using the apex line of the roof as the cut line. Attach a timber batten on top of the shingle of the ridge using a ridge cap as a guide. Secure the ridge caps to battens using four nails per side. Take ridge cap to the full length of ridge and notch to overlap onto the two-part barge soaker.

Ridge End Cap: 

Fix the Ridge End Cap by sliding into the ridge as shown in the image above. 

Note: You may need to notch the sides of the End Cap to allow it to slide in freely.

Angle hip flashing: 

A 38mm x 38mm batten should be nailed to the slate battens on each side of the hip using galvanised nails. Shingle panels can be cut and bent up against the battens, using a guillotine and bender (available to hire from Britmet). The hip caps should be fitted over the battens and nailed through the downturn into the face of the battens, using 5 nails on each side.

Eaves: 

The bottom course of shingle panels is to be secured with 4 coloured galvanised 2.6mm x 50mm nails driven vertically through the high point of the slate panel profile, into the fascia board, or through the eaves batten. The Eaves batten is to be placed approximately 20mm behind the fascia board if the Britmet eaves ventilation system is used. The nail heads need to be sealed using Britmet touch-up kit The top of the fascia board or eaves vent is used, to be in line with the top of the battens. Fit lay board, or tilting fillet, at the eaves, if appropriate, to ensure any moisture on the underlay drains into the gutter.

Valley: 

Valley can be formed from a metal sheet (lead) or moulded glass fibre or similar approved lining, supported on valley boarding. Adjacent Shingle panels should be measured and cut, allowing a sufficient downturn, as detailed in the manufacturer’s instructions. Battens to project over the valley to provide fixing for slate panels.

Sidewall flashing: 

Britmet sidewall flashing must be secured with fixing nails, one driven vertically into each batten (these nails need to be covered, using Britmet touch-up kit). Britmet cover flashing should be dressed over the edge of side flashing abutting the wall and let into the brickwork.

Shingle Installer Guide

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Shingle Videos

How To: Cut and Bend Shingle Hip End Cap with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
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How To: Cut and Bend Shingle Hip End Cap with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
How To: Fit Eave Vent and Felt Carrier with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
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How To: Fit Eave Vent and Felt Carrier with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
How To: Fit Ridge Vent with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
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How To: Fit Ridge Vent with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
How To: Fit Shingle Hip Flashing with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
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How To: Fit Shingle Hip Flashing with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
How To: Fit Shingle Ridge Flashing with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
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How To: Fit Shingle Ridge Flashing with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
How To: Fit Shingle Ridge To Hip Junction with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
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How To: Fit Shingle Ridge To Hip Junction with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
How To: Fit Shingle Tile with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
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How To: Fit Shingle Tile with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
How To: Fit Shingle Wall Soaker with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
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How To: Fit Shingle Wall Soaker with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
How To: Use Touch Up Kit with Britmet Lightweight Roofing
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How To: Use Touch Up Kit with Britmet Lightweight Roofing

Shingle Technical Drawings

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SK-101Eaves DetailPDF
SK-102Valley DetailPDF
SK-103Hip Ridge DetailPDF
SK-104Verge DetailPDF
SK-105Shingle TilePDF