DSC09167 Slating and Tiling Edinburgh

Why slating and tile roofing in Edinburgh?

Slates are a durable material that have been used to build roofs for over 700 years. It comes in mainly three varieties – natural, artificial and zinc – and offers an authentic and beautiful roofing solution, especially for traditional-style homes and buildings.

Now, tiles have been created with similar properties that make them almost as hard wearing and long-lasting. These are produced from either concrete or clay, and are more suited to modern houses, as they’re available in an array of styles and colours.

Both of these are popular options for roofing today. And there are plenty of fantastic reasons why:

  • Durability

    Did you know that slate roofs can last up to 150 years, and a tile roof can do so for 50 to 70? This is impressive, considering the usual lifespan of a roof is 20 to 30 years.

  • Long-term value

    This durability means that despite requiring a slightly larger initial investment, a slate or tile roof will always prove greater value in the long term.

  • Appearance

    Slate is mainly grey in colour but available in a variety of shades, textures and patterns, while tile comes in a wide range of designs and colours. We also offer several different fixing methods for each, to suit any roof. That means yours will be as stunning as it is sturdy.

  • Protection for you and our environment

    Not only is slate and tile roofing one of the most fire-resistant options that exists, but it also has environmental benefits. In fact, natural slate creates the lowest environmental impact and carbon footprint of all roofing materials.

What do we offer?

To give you plenty of choice, we offer a wide variety of slate and tile roofing options, installed by our dedicated team.

Choose Ronald G Graham Roofing and Building for:

  • Flexibility

    Whatever your type of roof, whatever your style and whatever your budget, we’re able to source the most appropriate slate, tiles and fittings to meet your unique requirements.

  • Experience

    We have over 50 years’ experience in fitting slate and tile roofs, but still follow all recommendations offered by today’s leading manufacturers – using best practice and the best products.

  • Peace of mind

    We don’t just install roofs. We help you consider planning restrictions, aesthetic requirements, site exposure, roof pitch and cost – so you can have confidence your chosen slate or tile roof is the perfect fit for you.

Quality, guaranteed

All our slate and tile roofs are installed in accordance with the BS 5534 Slating & Tiling regulation.

What’s more, we only use factory pre-graded timber that’s been certified by the FSC and PEFC – which means it’s safe, strong and long-lasting, and was sourced sustainably and ethically.

We are members of NFRC and CORC, both of which have stringent accreditation procedures.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quotation for your slating and tiling in Edinburgh and across the UK.

Recently completed slating works at McLaren High School, Callander