The Slate Tile Roof Installation Process

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Slate roofing installation.

With years of experience working with slate roofing materials, our skilled professionals ensure meticulous installation, attention to detail, and superior craftsmanship.

We prioritise customer satisfaction, guiding you through every step of the process to achieve the perfect slate roof for your home. From selecting high-quality slates to executing flawless installation, we deliver a durable, weather-resistant, and aesthetically pleasing roofing solution that enhances the beauty and value of your property. Trust us for your slate roof installation needs, and experience the difference of working with a dedicated team committed to excellence.

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Existing roof removed.

The existing roof is removed and we will inspect for any damage that is to be repaired or replaced to provide a stable foundation for new slates.

Waterproofing barrier.

Sarking is installed over the roof deck to provide an additional waterproof barrier and protect against moisture infiltration before the high-quality slates are installed.

Design and layout

The layout and design of the slate roof are planned to achieve the desired aesthetic and functional goals. Considerations such as roof pitch, exposure, pattern, and overlap are considered during the design phase.

Slate installation

Slates are installed starting from the eaves and working upwards in overlapping rows.

Each slate is carefully positioned, aligned, and secured using appropriate fasteners such as copper nails. Special care is taken to ensure proper spacing, alignment, and coverage to create a tight, watertight seal.

Waterproof flashing

Flashing is installed around roof penetrations, valleys, chimneys, and other vulnerable areas to provide additional protection against water infiltration.

Ornate detailing

Custom details such as ridge caps, hip caps, and drip edges may be fabricated and installed to enhance the roof’s appearance and functionality.

Once all the slates are installed, any remaining detailing, sealing, or finishing touches are completed.


The roof is inspected to ensure that all work has been done to a high standard and that the roof is watertight and structurally sound.

Cleanup and completion

We will ensure that all debris is cleared, and the work area is cleaned up to leave the property in a tidy condition.

Maintenance recommendations

We can provide recommendations for ongoing maintenance to help prolong the lifespan of the new slate roof and prevent future damage.

Throughout the installation process we will keep you informed with regular updates at every stage ensuring transparent communication.


If you have questions or would like more information about our slate roof installation services, contact Matthew directly.