Envirotile Eaves Starter Bar

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Ventilated Eaves Starter Bar for Envirotile Roof Tiles (600mm long) Prevents tile uplift... more
Product information "Envirotile Eaves Starter Bar"

Ventilated Eaves Starter Bar for Envirotile Roof Tiles

(600mm long)

Prevents tile uplift at the eaves!

The Eaves Starter Bar is an integral part of the Envirotile roof system, and is designed to secure the first course of tile over the eaves, whilst allowing escape of any built-up condensation.

Multiple sections of Eaves Starter Bar are used end-to-end to span the width of a roof and are fixed with stainless steel screws over the fascia board, with felt and felt support tray beneath.

Features Eaves Starter Bar & Envirotile

  • Prevents tile uplift - locks first course of tile
  • Easy to fit - just screw fit bar and clip in tile
  • Lightweight roofing - 80% lighter than a concrete tile
  • Low-pitch solution - pitched from 12.5° to vertical
  • Virtually unbreakable - easy to transport and fit
  • Smaller lap - lower cost per metre and less work
  • Reduces build costs - easy to handle and quick to fit
  • Improved surface - easy grip and anti-fungal
  • Fully recyclable - made from recycled plastics
  • 25 Year guarantee - long service and peace of mind

Envirotile tiles interlock with adjacent and under tiles to form a more secure integrated roof covering, and uses a reduced lap that can require just 12 tiles per square metre; so reduces weight, material cost and work. Reduced weight means cheaper transportation, reduced CO² transport emissions and less structural roof requirement. Being easy to work with and approximately 50% the weight of other synthetic tiles, makes Envirotile the perfect choice for creating an authentic looking conservatory roof conversion.

Designed and manufactured in the UK, Envirotile synthetic slate is easier to work with than traditional slate and is a complete dry fix system that requires no cement. Part of a complete solution that includes ridge, verge and eaves products.

Did you know? The Envirotile is also available as a Half Tile and Double Tile. Half Tiles can be used to initiate a weatherproof broken bond, finishing the verge, and for detailing around abutments or flashings. Double Tile can be used as a discreet filler tile for long sections, and are recommended on the ends of each course; this is especially important on hipped faces to ensure that first and last tiles have adequate fixing points.

Technical Information

Size (l x w x t) 600mm x 48mm x 12mm
Weight 82g
Roof Tile Material Recycled polymer. Injection moulded using 100% of UK reliably sourced reprocessed Polypropylene.
Tile Batten Recommendations Battens should be 38mm x 25mm for 450mm rafter centres, and 50mm x 25mm for 600mm rafter centres.
Tile Bond Requires a 5mm gap between tiles for expansion, and a single or half bond can be used without need for additional fixings.
Guarantee 25 years against material product defects or failure to perform under normal use
Credentials EN15601 – 5 times better performance than conventional tiles/slates with standard fixings
BBA Certified – conforms to BS 5534:2014
BS476-3 – EXT.S.AA - External Fire Exposure Roof Test
DD CEN/TS 1187 test 4 – B Roof t4 - External Fire Exposure Roof Test
ISO 9001 Certified
PASS Greenspec endorsed
Tile Fixing 30mmx 3.35mm stainless steel annular ring shank (>= 25° Pitch)
30mm x 4mm countersunk stainless steel screw (< 25° Pitch)
Tile Cutting Cuts easily with a medium toothed hand saw or powered saw, and emits no dust pollution during cutting
Storage Envirotile should be stored on a dry flat area. Cover with tarpaulin if subject to sub-zero temperatures, and allow 24-48 hours before roof installation.

Fitting Eaves Starter Bar and the Envirotile 8Fix Synthetic Plastic Roofing

Roof should be prepared as normal, with felt support trays, roof felt and battens. Then working from right-hand-side, secure Eaves Starter Bar over fascia board with stainless steel screws. Low edge of first course tile just clip into place.

Envirotiles which are extremely simple to fix, with slide locks for quick alignment and security, should be laid using the 3-step layout procedure. Envirotiles can be cut equally well with hand saw or power saw, without releasing harmful dust during cutting. Half tiles, double tiles and unique eaves bar reduces material cost and work, with no need for an eaves course. The manufacturer has produced a detailed fitting guide to cover residential and commercial property, and we will be creating a dedicated Conservatory Roof Conversion Tiling Guide to support it.

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