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Slates & Tiles

Slates have been used as a roof covering for hundreds of years and with good reason. As well as offering a natural look that works across many architectural styles their durability make them the perfect material for roofing.

Tiles now also offer this same level of durability. Whether clay or concrete they come in a variety of different colours that can add real character to your property.

A well-maintained slate or tile roof will last upwards of 40 years with many lasting much longer than that. Therefore, although the initial cost maybe greater than that other roofing systems, in the long term both slate and tile provide the greater value for money.

Whether you are looking for a complete re roof or simply need your existing roof repaired please get in touch.

Key points

Roof type – Pitched

Property type – Domestic or Heritage

Lifespan – 35 – 40 years +


Slates / Natural shades of grey & black.

Tiles / A wide variety of colours


Slates / Natural slate or Fibre cement

Tiles / Clay or concrete

Fixing method

Slates / Copper nails onto BS 5534 timber battens on top of a breathable membrane.

Tiles / Aluminium nails onto BS 5534 timber battens on top of a breathable membrane.

Guarantee period – 10 years ( GWS & Insurance backed )

About GWS Roofing

We are a family-run business with over 30 years of experience in roofing. We pride ourselves on high quality service and maintain full membership of all industry schemes, meet building regulations requirements and offer insurance backed guarantees. Quotations are free and without obligation.