216 Pages 169 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    216 Pages 169 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Design and Installation Guide for Roof Tiling is the definitive guide to obtaining successful results in pitched roofing construction. It was written by a team of experts from the Roof Tile Association (RTA) and the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), the representative trade associations for pitched roofing. This book is in line with British and European Standards, the latest best site practices and industry recommendations to ensure readers are receiving the most up-to-date and accurate information available in the field.

    Based on actual teaching practice, this book is highly illustrated throughout to increase the accessibility of the text for the reader in their exploration of the practical aspects of roofing. It also includes an extensive glossary of roofing terms for ease of reference. It brings together a comprehensive collection of the design, material specifications and workmanship requirements to construct a successful tiled pitched roof, including:

    •           up-to-date design, product and workmanship standards

    •           current best site practice

    •           advances in health and safety

    •           current typical scope of works for a roofing contractor

    •           broad knowledge of the overall building envelope performance; specifically, the increasing insulation and airtightness requirements.

    Students following diploma (Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels) and apprenticeship routes will find this book to be an invaluable reference source of information that will accompany them throughout their studies. Building professionals concerned with the design, detailing and specification of roofing will also find this book to be an essential reference.

    1. Training As A Roofer & Glossary of Terms  2. Design and Performance  3. Types of roof tiles  4. Accessories  5. Materials handling and preparation  6. Installation and execution  7. Specialist techniques  8. Use of tools accuracy and coordination  9. Checking and handover  10. Bibliography


    The Roof Tile Association (RTA) represent the UK’s leading manufacturers of pitched roof products and solutions. They are the central representative body establishing a common viewpoint for clay and concrete roof tile manufacturers. Their combined knowledge of traditional pitched tiled roofs is now available to share with anyone looking to create the most environmentally responsible, thermally efficient and architecturally inspiring roofs in the UK.


    The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) is the largest and most influential roofing trade association in the United Kingdom, promoting quality contractors and products and ensuring that its members are at the forefront of all roofing developments. NFRC actively ensures that all members offer high standards of workmanship and sound business practice through a strict code of practice and vetting procedure, including site inspections. They also offer training and technical advice and represents member interests to the wider construction industry and government.