Copper Nails for Slate Roofs
We stock a wide range of copper nails in a variety of lengths and thicknesses. Copper is the ideal choice for natural slate, and those we have in stock here have been specifically manufactured for use on slate roofs. Copper nails are the professional choice for fixing natural slate, which has a proven history of centuries of use and will comply with British Standard. Unlike galvanised steel nails which will suffer from corrosion over time which can lead to roof failure due to “nail fatigue”. Using galvanised steel nails may also invalidate your manufacturer’s guarantee.
Alloy Clout Nails
If you are looking for a cost-effective alternative to copper nails yet still comply with British Standard, alloy clout nails are an excellent choice. These nails have been specifically manufactured for use on natural slate roofs and will protect your roof from nail fatigue.
Stainless Steel Slate Hooks
Slate hooks are common across Europe to fix natural slate roofs, offering a secure and versatile alternative to nails. Due to being secured at four points by four different hooks, these slate hooks are highly effective for wind resistance. The hooked edge at the bottom stops the tile from sliding down, it is supported from turning by the hooks on their side, and the hook at the head secures it to the batten.
If you only need to repair a small area of your slate roof, we offer the Hall hook slate repair fixings kit. The Hall hook will leave you with a professional, neat repair that is fail-safe and invisible once complete. Unlike many slate repair methods and plastic alternatives, these hooks are durable, time-efficient, and the perfect answer to everyday roofing problems.
Copper Slate Straps
Also known as tingles, copper slate straps are a cost-effective and quick solution to rectify damaged roof slates. Installation is as simple as removing the old or misaligned slate, fixing the strap to the timber batten underneath and replacing the slate tile with the end of the strap bent around the bottom edge of the slate to secure it in place.
Get in Touch with UK Slate Today
If you would like any more information about our fixings and clips and which would be best suited to your slate roofing project, please fill out our online enquiry form or call us on 01539 559289.