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UKFR - ROOFING AND INSULATION SPECIALISTS

Artificial Slate & Composite Roof Tiles

Order our artificial roof slates today and transform a tired conservatory into an all year round room or install a brand new roof with all the aesthetics of a traditional slate roof without the extra weight and risk of cracks. Go easy on the environment with our artificial roof slates manufactured from recycled materials.
 

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UKFR - ROOFING AND INSULATION SPECIALISTS

Artificial Slate & Composite Roof Tiles

Order our artificial roof slates today and transform a tired conservatory into an all year round room or install a brand new roof with all the aesthetics of a traditional slate roof without the extra weight and risk of cracks. Go easy on the environment with our artificial roof slates manufactured from recycled materials.
 

Shop All Artificial Slate Products

 

 
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EcoSlate Artificial Roofing Slate

£46.79 inc. VAT

£38.99 ex. VAT

Guardian Artificial Slate

£50.39 inc. VAT

£41.99 ex. VAT

Guardian Ridge Tile

£4.50 inc. VAT

£3.75 ex. VAT

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Artificial Slate & Composite Roof Tiles

Composite roofing tiles are made from a mixture of recycled plastics making for a very durable and environmentally friendly roof covering. They can also be made from crushed materials bonded in resin.

At UKFR Roofing & Insulation, you can find a wide range of artificial & synthetic slate roofing tiles available in a variety of colours and textures. 

Install on your roof's exterior today and receive fast shipping from our UK branches.
 

Buy Artificial Slate Roof Tiles for Conservatories & Pitched Roofs

At UKFR, we sell a wide range of artificial roof tile slates combining modern slate technology and the natural slate appearance for an attractive and high-quality roofing system.

Here you can find both the standard slate and slate ridge tiles so you can find the right solution for your project.

Guardian Artificial Slate

Guardian artificial slate is an outstanding alternative to natural slate roofing as it's lightweight, durable, and low maintenance. In other words, it's highly resistant to cracking or breaking, and boasts high UV resistance, ensuring a consistent colour won't fade. Made from resin-bonded crushed limestone, it gives a natural look and feel, making it ideal for any roof tile installation. 

There are many benefits to guardian composite roof tiles including: 

  • 60% lighter than natural slate
  • Highly crack, split and fade-resistant 
  • Fire resistant: Grade A Fire Rating
  • Highly wind resistant
  • Low-maintenance and easy-to-clean
  • 100% recyclable

Each bundle contains 22 composite slates and is available in five natural colours, including black, brown, grey, mulberry, and terracotta, allowing you to add texture and style to your home's exterior.

These tiles can be installed on a maximum roof pitch of 90 degrees (boarded or battens) and a minimum pitch of 14 degrees (boarded roofs only) to ensure it’s properly secured and rainwater can drain effectively. It should be installed on a 12mm thick roofing board or standard roofing battens, using 30mm long stainless steel screws with 4mm diameter heads, to ensure maximum stability.

EcoSlate Artificial Roofing Slate

At UKFR we also offer the EcoSlate which is an all in one roofing and ridge slate. The unique asset to EcoSlate is that there is no need for custom made ridges, hips or end plates as everything is made from the one single product. This also makes them an excellent time and cost effective product as they can be installed in less than half the time of a real slate roof.

With EcoSlate being flexible and pliable they are extremely versatile and you can use them for any roof type. This super simple slate alternative is available in traditional grey and red here.

EcoSlates are manufactured from 95% recycled plastics making them eco friendly in their construction and this also means they can be recycled at the end of their usable lifespan which is over 50 years. They also boast a BBA certificate and have been tested in winds of up to 110 mph.

Each pack is 16 slates which will cover up to 1sq.m with roofs of 20-45 degree pitch and can be installed on roofs with as low a pitch as 10 degrees.

If your roof has a lower pitch than 10 degrees we recommend our EPDM Rubber Roofing range for your waterproofing needs. 

The Benefits of Using Composite Slate Tiles

Artificial slate tiles, also known as composite tiles, are a great alternative solution to regular tiles for many reasons. 

Long Durability
They're very durable and can withstand extreme weather conditions, including high winds, heavy rain, and snow. Along with weather resistance, they're also fire, mould, and algae resistant.

 

Lightweight
They're much lighter compared to natural slate tiles, making them easier to transport, and install, and place less stress on your roof structure.

 

Easy installation
They're fairly easy to install and can be done by any roofing contractor or DIYer. You'll need a cordless drill or screwdriver, sharp utility blade, tape measure, pry bar, tin snips and blue chalk (do not use red chalk).

 

Affordability
As they're lighter than natural slate tiles, they're a lot more affordable making them ideal for homeowners looking for DIY solutions for their roofing tiles. 

 

Low maintenance
They can be cleaned with a simple hose washing without requiring new paint.

 

Why Buy From UKFR?

At UKFR, we proudly supply composite roof tiles to happy customers all across the country. 

We have over 50 years of experience in the construction industry and because of this, we know the value of finding affordable roof slate tiles you can trust will get the job done. If you need any help with your order, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we'll be more than happy to help you out. 

Looking for something different? We sell a wide range of roofing products, including our reliable selection of rubber roof tiles which are ideal to add an extra layer of protection to your roof and create aesthetic patios, balconies and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Artificial roof tiles, also known as composite slate or imitation slate roof tiles, are made from synthetic materials such as plastic, metal or concrete. These tiles offer similar benefits to regular slate tiles, such as high durability and a long lifespan, but at a much more affordable price point. They are also lightweight, making them easier to transport and install, and can withstand extreme weather conditions, including high winds, heavy rain, and snow.

Artificial slates are one of the most durable roofing materials you can use to repair your roof. Traditional slates can be damaged by direct sunlight, strong weather and other elements.

Artificial slates are designed to withstand the sun, rain and wind damage, significantly reducing the potential damage your roof may take throughout the year.

Yes! In fact, these lightweight composite roof tiles are ideal for conservatory and other low-pitch roofs. Alongside their lightweight nature, they are incredibly durable, boast a long lifespan, and offer excellent insulation for both the summer and winter months.

Guardian composite roof tiles are fairly easy to install, with useful fixing specifications marked on the back of each tile. They can be installed by anyone with limited DIY knowledge and do not require specialist equipment; all you need is:

  • Cordless drill or screwdriver
  • Sharp utility blade or standard circular saw
  • Tape measure
  • Pry bar
  • Tin snips
  • Blue chalk (do not use red chalk)
  • Two 30mm x 4mm head stainless steel screws per tile

Roof ventilation is necessary for the longevity of the roof system. Having a cool attic in the summer and a dry attic in the winter helps prevent damage to building materials and reduces energy consumption.

To ensure adequate ventilation, it is recommended to have a ventilation system split between the ridge and the soffit. A net free area of 0.09m2 is required for every 27.9m2 of attic floor space. If your loft floor space is less than 27.9m2, it is necessary to have a net free area of 0.09m2 for every 13.9m2 of attic floor space to maintain proper ventilation.

The Guardian Slate artificial slate is made from resin-bonded crushed limestone and is 100% recyclable. If you do recycle it, contact a local recycler to make the necessary arrangements, stating the product is ‘mineral-filled Polypropylene’ plastic.

Our EcoSlate is manufactured in the UK from 95% recycled plastic and is also fully recyclable at the end of its lifespan.

Yes, they are considered to be good substitutes for traditional slates!

With a life expectancy of 40 years, installing plastic roofs requires minimal maintenance during their lifetime, and the installation process is considered easier than real slates.