Added by on 2019-07-26

How to slate a roof This video shows you the basics of how to set out a roof for slating, and without understanding the basics of slate overlap and gauge you cannot build a foundation for a good slate roof. Hopefully this guide should help you understand how to slate a roof for small projects without getting into too much technical detail so it becomes overly complicated for beginners. Please look out for Part 2 of this video which will deal with the process of laying slates, verges, gables ends and abutment walls, finishing with slating to the top row underneath ridge tiles or flashings. Part two here : Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsHow to install a new slate roof by Durable Slate – Slate Roofing ContractorsSolar panels on a slate roofAffleck Roofing – How to replace a broken slate or rood tileHow to Insulate a Flat Roof , Floor , Stud Walls & Calculating U ValuesECO GREEN Roof Clean & Pressure Washing Surface Cleaner VideoHow To Felt A Shed Roof + Refelting A Shed Roof | Garden Ideas & Tips | Homebase


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  • Mohammed Hoosen 11 months ago

    Can you please do a video on insulating a old house that doesn't have insulation?

  • Virginia Slate Company 11 months ago

    Awesome video on how to slate a roof! Feel free to contact us for any slate supply requests!

  • colin bruce 11 months ago

    This nowhere near proper slating ,do a video on scotch slating ….I will wait

  • HEAV¥HAND 11 months ago

    One question sir….Is there a reason you guys don’t solid sheet the roof instead of installing battens?

  • Ranjot Bansal 11 months ago

    well explained . thankyou

  • Paul Sedman 11 months ago

    In fact I’m re slating above a window,
    The slope is 36inch and I have 20/10 new slates.
    I’m a little stuck, any help please?

  • Eric Williams 11 months ago

    So, no ply wood?? Just the membrane??. I guess that would be a lot of weight on your roof if you used play wood and slate.

  • Sandra Lloyd 11 months ago

    Absolutely superb!

  • WHY FEAR THE TRUTH 11 months ago

    Great video, easy to follow instructions. Keep up the good work.

  • reiverone 11 months ago

    You say "professionals" hmmmmm, looking at the photo of the slated roof, i can see, the slates were not sorted into thick middle or thin, causing gaps under the next coarse of slates, that will allow snow and rain to creep under, especially if accompanied by a stiff breeze, or easily broken by pressure of a henwalk on top of it. For slates, you measure from the bottom of the lath to the bottom of the next lath for accuracy of measurment. Other tha that, very good video.

  • Harry Rowlands 11 months ago

    0:25 what is the name of that building

  • Martin Baker 11 months ago

    I've made 2 Woodstores and have acquired the slates from a family member that are left over. This video, and the one after are excellent. Thanks very much !

  • ray bewick 11 months ago

    great videos and instruction , just wondering if you have a recommendation on the size of slate , 600×300 or 500×250 , this would be on a pitch of 30 degrees , thanks

  • Gugs Gugs 11 months ago

    What a cracking lesson on slating and very well explained….excellent!

  • Peter Newton 11 months ago

    Absolutely excellent video. You are to be congratulated for such a clear and concise description of the tasks involved in laying out the roof as a preliminary to tiling, and I will proceed with this task now with much greater confidence than I had before. Fantastic job, many thanks!

  • Brexit is the end of Britain 11 months ago

    Quality instruction and diagrams. Many thanks for this

  • Slashley gibbins 11 months ago

    I did one of these with fibre cement tiles. Found the information on the tile manufacturer website. Everything I needed to know.

  • Kenneth Doory 11 months ago

    Bravo, great video.