Technical Info2019-07-08T20:59:44+00:00

Technical Information for FIDDLER™ Tiles

The FIDDLER™ roof tiles require a minimum roof pitch of 12 degrees.

Fiddler tile technical information

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



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



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


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Why use FIDDLER™ Tiles?

Maintenance Free

The tiles do not crack or break like ordinary clay tiles.
The tiles have a 30 year warrantee on the protective stone coat layer and spray coating.
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Weatherproof & Durable

The tile can withstand high wind conditions and hail conditions.
The tile can be used inland or at the coast.
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Reduced fire risk

The metal tiles protect the thatch grass on the outside from potential fire risks.
The metal tiles on the thatch grass smolders a fire to a degree.
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Improved security

The tiles are interlocked and nailed together.
The tiles cannot be moved or removed easily by burglars for entry , as is the case with conventional clay tiles.
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The metal tiles only weigh 6,45kg per square meter.
The metal tiles are 7-8 times lighter per square meter than conventional clay tiles.
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Coastal friendly

 The tile has a zinc alume coating and stone coating protective layer.
The tile has a 30yr warrantee on the protective stone coating layer.
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Reduced material & labour cost

You save 5% on your tile baton expenses and 20% on your accessories bill respectively.
The tile baton spacing is wider, compared to other competitors
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The tiles come with a 30 year protective warrantee.
The stone coated protective layer and the stone colour is under warrantee.
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International Manufacturing Standards

The tiles are manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001 standards.
Best in class technology is used in the manufacturing process.
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Proven reliability

The Shake stone coated metal tile is used globally.
The Shake stone coated metal tile has been manufactured for over 20 years now.
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