Centurion

Centurion

Innovative tiling design has been harnessed to create a low-pitch interlocking roof tile.

It is capable of being laid to a rafter pitch of 12.5 degrees but can be laid down to 10 degrees on some simple roofs provided that all of the specifications in the literature are followed - please download the Centurion literature for further information.

Check our Low Pitch Roof Window System, designed to be installed with our Centurion tiles.

All Forticrete products are CE marked where appropriate.

For fixing specifications please visit myforticreteroof.co.uk. 

Benefits:

  • Can be laid as low as 10° 
  • Proven in use since 1962
  • Wind barriers behind leading edge to combat wind lift
  • Hidden tile clips
  • Available in 4 colours
  • A range of dry fix products
  • Kitemarked to BS EN 490: 1994
  • 60 year guarantee

Centurion

Innovative tiling design has been harnessed to create a low-pitch interlocking roof tile.

It is capable of being laid to a rafter pitch of 12.5 degrees but can be laid down to 10 degrees on some simple roofs provided that all of the specifications in the literature are followed - please download the Centurion literature for further information.

Check our Low Pitch Roof Window System, designed to be installed with our Centurion tiles.

All Forticrete products are CE marked where appropriate.

For fixing specifications please visit myforticreteroof.co.uk. 

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Can I install a conventional roof light with Forticrete Roof Tiles?

In most cases there is a suitable conventional roof light flashing kit which can be used with our products down to a roof pitch of 15 degrees. Forticrete would not recommend the installation of a conventional roof light below 15 degrees with profiled tiles.

Conventional roof lights when fitted below 15 degrees under certain weather conditions my seep water over flashing. Forticrete have a Low Pitch Roof Window solution, which when used with Forticrete Centurion tiles can be used at a pitch as low as 10 degrees

Can your tiles be used for vertical tiling?

All of Forticrete's tiles, with the exception of Centurion (as it has no nailhole) can be used for Vertical Tiling.

Forticrete's single lap tiles need to be (Gemini, Minislate, Senator and V2) will need to be screwed and clipped and the corners will need to be mitred with a lead detail.

Forticrete's Double Lap Tiles (Hardrow and Concrete Plain Tiles) require every tile to be twice nailed, but also have internal and external angles for the corners.

Do I need to ventilate my roof if I am using a breathable underlay?

Ventilation and control of ventilation is covered under BS 5250: (Code of Practice for control of Condensation in Buildings).

  • General information relating to traditional cold roof spaces

Breathable underlays work by transferring moisture laden air from inside the building into the batten cavity (the area between the top of the underlay and the underside of the tiles) where it is allowed to ventilate out between the gaps in the roof tiles or slates.

The gaps in between the tiles or slates will vary depending on the manufacturer and therefore additional ventilation may be required at the eaves or ridge line to assist in drawing the air in the batten cavity out of the roof.

Condensation forming on the back of the roof covering without adequate batten cavity ventilation may result 'Lime Staining' on the face of the tile.

In Forticrete's opinion additional ventilation should be provided at high level in the form of a ventilated ridge line. If the selected tile is flat additional ventilation should be used at the eaves.

Please consult with the tile, and underlay manufacturer for further advice.

  • General information relating to Warm Roof Spaces

Where the insulation is positioned between and on top of the rafter to the appropriate insulation level and is fully sealed is known as a warm roof.

In this instance no additional ventilation is required.

I want to lay Centurion tiles on a roof pitch between 10° - 12.5° are there any restrictions?

The following restrictions apply for Centurion tiles at this pitch; the roof is not in an exposed location, it is a single storey lean-to with no hips or valleys with a rafter length less than 5m. All tiles are laid with a minimum100mm headlap. All tiles are tile clipped and verge clipped. Additionally ventilation must be in accordance with British Standards.