Marley Eternit-Low Pitch Birkdale Fibre Cement Roof Slate.


The popular Birkdale fibre cement slate can be used for low pitch designs down to 15° (with hook fixing) offering the designer and contractor more flexible aesthetic and installation options.

The hook fixing method is specifically for 15° – 20° pitches for moderate exposure roofs.

Featuring a smooth surface and dressed edges Birkdale fibre cement slates offer a traditional and pleasing look at an affordable price.


  • Achieves BES 6001 ‘Very Good’ rating to gain credits under BREEAM
  • Impressive minimum pitch of 15° (with hook fixing)
  • Full roof system
  • Fibre cement is a 100% recyclable building material
  • Low carbon footprint of 13 CO2e/m2

Technical information:

  • Size:  600mm x 300mm
  • Minimum Pitch:
  • -Moderate Exposure: 15° (150mm lap, max. 6m rafter length)
  • -Severe Exposure: 17.5° (150mm lap, max/ 9m rafter length)
  • -The minimum recommended pitch and lap maybe influenced by special circumstances; please contact our Technical Advisory Service
  • Maximum Pitch:  90°
  • Minimum Headlap:  150mm
  • Maximum Gauge:  225mm
  • Covering Capacity: 14.8 slates/m² at 150mm headlap
  • Weight of Tiling: 22.8kg/m2 (0.20 kN/m2) at 150mm headlap
  • Battens Required:  4.45 lin.m/m2 at 150mm headlap
  • Batten Size Recommended:  38mm x 25mm for rafters/supports not exceeding 450mm centres (fixed to BS 5534);  50mm x 25mm for rafters/supports not exceeding 600mm centres (fixed to BS 5534)
  • Tile Nails:  Slate Hooks (150mm);  Slate nails for local areas of roof (30mm x 2.65mm)
  • Copper disc rivets:  Copper disc rivets for local area of roof (19mm diameter x 2mm stem)
  • Authority:  BS EN 492

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