Technical Info2020-02-10T21:32:43+00:00

Technical Information

FIDDLER™ TILE SIZE

ACCESSORIES

All accessories are 2m in length. All FIDDLER™ tiles come with a 30 year limited warranty

Fiddler tile technical information

How to calculate the amount of roof tiles and accessories required for your roof project

The FIDDLER™ roof tiles require a minimum roof pitch of 16 degrees

ROOF TILE CALCULATION

Example

Tile quantity calculation

If your roof square meter area is 100sqm

Each square meter requires 2,15 tiles

Take the roof sqm of 100 X 2,15 tiles = 215 tiles

The Theoretical number of tiles required are 215 tiles

Add a tile cutting loss of 10% to the 215 tiles to allow for cutting loss during installation

10% additional tiles to allow for cutting loss = 21,5 tiles

The total number of tiles required for a 100sqm  roof is: 215 + 21,5 = 236,5 tiles

You can thus order 237 tiles or rounded off to 240 tiles

ACCESSORY CALCULATION

Example

Angle ridge cap calculation

Measure the total ridge lengths on the roof, eg. 60m

Each ridge cap length is 2 meter long

Take the 60m and devide it by 2m = 30 

You will thus theoretically require 30 pieces of Angle ridges

Add additional 10% to allow for overlapping 

Additional 10% = 3 Angle ridges

Your total number of Angle ridges required is:

30 + 3 = 33 Angle ridges

You can thus order 33 Angle ridges

 

Tools required to fit the FIDDLER™ roof tiles

Do's and dont's when fitting the Fiddler tiles

Do

  • Use the diamond disk blade only to cut tiles & accessories
  • Use the metal cutting disk to cut threaded rods only
  • Apply waterproofing to every tile that has been cut
  • Make use of relevant safety equipment
  • Use safety harnesses when working at heights
  • Work in a safe manner and keep work site clean

Dont

  • Don't use grinders on thatch roofs
  • Don't cut the Fiddler tile with a metal cutting disk
  • Don't leave the work site dirty after completion
  • Don't work without the necessary safety equipment
  • Don't use black cross wood to erect roofs
  • Don't use unskilled labourers to fit the Fiddler tiles
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