Llandraw Sandstone Roofing
Our Llandraw stone roofing has been quarried from the foot of the Black Mountains and gives the timeless quality of a truly traditional stone. These hand crafted tiles have occasional tones of chocolate, plum and amber on a green background which illustrates its time-honoured, simplistic appearance.
Llandraw sandstone is an exceptional quality roofing material and is popular to work with. Geologically classified as an Old Devonian red sandstone, it is relatively thin and naturally flat-bedded, ideal for producing stone roofing tiles. Our Llandraw tiles give a true diminishing coursed natural stone roof with heights as required, random lengths and hand dressed edges to provide a truly traditional tile.
The number of tiles required to cover a specific roof area will depend on the amount of overlap required for each course and the number of courses of each tile size. We therefore supply and quote in square metres as “on the ground”. The ground area will be 2½ – 3 times the area of the roof. (Measure your roof area and multiply by either 2½ or 3!)
These tiles should be stored for 6 months before laying which is the responsibility of the purchaser. All stone roofing is sold as freshly cut, new, not stored.
When specifying the height of each course, we require the full height of the tile, not to the peg hole. Please note these roofing tiles are not drilled, they are supplied intact. Our roofing tiles will be supplied in heights as specified with random lengths. The thickness of each tile will have a tolerance of 5mm+/- to create a truly traditional tile.
These roofing tiles are supplied without holes to enable you to drill for your battening requirements. For drilling the tiles, there are a few recommendations:
- Use a SDS variable speed (or similar) drill.
- Holes should be drilled to closely accommodate the retaining pegs.
- Tiles should always be measured from the bottom edge as a datum.
- Drilling should always be carried out from the front to the back, with a lessening of pressure as the final material is removed. This enables the overlapping tile to lie flush.
- Fastening methods and requirements will usually depend upon the local building regulations.
An important note about natural stone
Whilst we have done our utmost to ensure the stone and colours displayed on our website are accurate, they are to be used as a guide only. As stone is a natural product, texture and colour will vary from piece to piece.
How the stone is laid, the amount, colour and type of grout used will have a massive impact on the the look of the finished product. Please bear this in mind when ordering samples.
Price per Sq metre
£100.00 ex VAT
£120.00 inc VAT