1. Construct the hip rafter to the height for the tile:
- Gemini - 65mm
- Minislate - 65mm
Note: the hip rafter heights are nominal and
are measured from the underside of the tiling batten to the top of
the hip rafter, and are based on a 25mm high batten
2. Fix lengths of batten to the hip rafter to support the ends
of the battens. Felt and batten the roof in the normal manner
3. Tiles should be cut accurately to the hip rater using either
standard or T½ tiles* where cutting would leave an unsupported slip
* Double tiles - made to special order - may also be necessary
depending on the roof pitch.
Note: For Gemini 2 x T½ side by side may be used in lieu of a
Note: Mitre cut the two end tiles to allow the blockend to fit
closely to the corner of the facsia.
4. Peel the backing of the adhesive and roll out the tape seal
over the cut tiles as work commences up the whole length of
the hip. Joints should be overlapped by 75mm.
On some pitches a timber packing piece maybe required to support
and aid the fixing of the blockend ridge.
5. Nail a blockend ridge to the timber packing piece using an
80mm hammer screw and integral seal. Further secure at the top
using an 80mm hammer screw and seal.
6. Lay subsequent bonnet hip tiles by using an 80mm hammer screw
and seal. Make sure the bottom edge of the bonnet hip is inline
with the bottom edge of the course of tiles it is positioned
Note: When meeting a mortar bedded ridge, or dry ventilated
ridge, a code 4 lead saddle is used to weatherproof and protect the
ridge hip intersection.