EPiC database - Concrete roof tile

This material is part of the free Environmental Performance in Construction (EPiC) Database. The EPiC Database contains embodied environmental flow coefficients for 250+ construction materials using a comprehensive hybrid life cycle inventory approach.

Concrete roof tiles are a roof cladding material manufactured from concrete. A concrete mix, containing sand, cement and water is extruded into moulds and kiln dried for a number of hours. Concrete roof tiles come in a range of colours and profiles with a typical weight of around 5 kg per tile and an average thickness of around 20 mm. A range of capping tiles are also available for ridges and other roofing junctions.

They are installed using clips attached to timber or steel roof battens and overlap to ensure no water ingress into a building. Concrete roof tiles are typically used in domestic construction where the roof pitch is at least 15 degrees.