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Shaped Terracotta Roof Tiles: Differentiating French and Swiss Terracotta Roof TilesApril 7, 2020

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If you are a homeowner and you are opting for a shaped terracotta roof tiles, then knowing the necessary information is highly essential. There are two types of shaped terracotta roof tiles namely French and Swiss. Indicated below are the differences between the two.

French and Swiss Terracotta Roof Tiles Overview

The French Terracotta roof tiles unique two valley shape gives the roof line a look of texture and flow. It will give your home a look of refinement and classical style and is ideal for both rural and city living. French Terracotta roof tiles interlock at the head and side tap and are laid in a cross bond pattern. To ensure maximum weather proofing, the nail hole for tile fixing has been designed in the batten lug on the underside of the tile and is unique to Boral roof tiles.

Based on a bold European design, the Swiss Terracotta roof tile is ideal for modern and Mediterranean style homes, and is as durable as it is stylish. Swiss terracotta roof tiles interlock at the head and side lap and are laid in a straight bond pattern. To ensure maximum weather proofing the nail hole for tile fixing has been designed in the batten lug on the underside of the tile and is unique to Boral roof tiles.

French and Swiss Terracotta Roof Tiles Sizes

French roof tiles cover 12.2 tiles per square metre. It has an actual length of 423mm and an actual width of 265mm. Its exposed length is at 350mm and 236mm exposed width. It weighs 3.1kg per tile averaging on 37.2kg per square metres.

Swiss terracotta roof tiles has a coverage of 13.2 tiles per sqm. Its actual length is at 418mm and actual width at 260mm while its exposed length is at 355mm and exposed width at 214mm. It weighs 3.2kg per tile and 43.84kg per square metres.

French and Swiss Terracotta Roof Tiles Batten Spacing

French terracotta roof tiles set out ranges from a minimum 337mm to a maximum of 362mm for the batten spacing The batten spacing for the first course is 310mm on 38mm x 38mm battens.

Swiss terracotta roof tiles set out has a batting spacing of 355mm. For the first course, its batten spacing is at 295mm on 38mm x 38mm battens. It is recommended to have a straight bond.

Rely on our company, Ajax Gregson Tiles, for your Boral French and Swiss terracotta roof tiles and other roofing needs. We specialise in these tiles along with re-roofing and roofing services. On top of the Boral warranty, you will receive a guarantee on our workmanship and other materials.

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