Need to decide on your roof covering? Get the information you need quickly, with our Guide to Choosing Roof Tiles.
Choosing roof tiles is hardly the most glamorous aspect of building your own home, but like many decisions you will have to make, it’s an important one which affects not only the look of your new home but its thermal and structural performance too.
Our Ten Minute Guide series of e-books cover a wide range of topics which will be of interest to self-builders or potential self-builders, or anyone thinking of building or renovating their own home. This particular guide will tell you all you need to know when taking the plunge and buying a plot of land.
This particular guide covers what you need to know when choosing roof tiles, looks at the different materials available and the factors which may influence your decision.
You may be building in an area where a particular aesthetic style is prevalent, so our guide also covers thatched roofs for that rural look, and stone roof tiles as often seen in the Cotswolds and parts of Yorkshire.
For those building a more contemporary home, we also give you the low-down on metal roof finishes and green roofs, as well as explaining the difference between differing tile constructions such as interlocking tiles, pantiles and plain tiles.
Give us ten minutes of your time, and our guide to choosing roof tiles will give you the information you need to make an informed purchase – whichever way you choose to do it!