TapcoSlate Classic

 TapcoSlate Classic

Whether you have a conservatory, modern house or a listed building, TapcoSlate Classic adds splendour, elegance and tradition to your home.

It is authentically shaped with textured surfaces and riven edges moulded from authentic slates that make TapcoSlate Classic almost indistinguishable from natural slate – yet it has an even more refined appearance. TapcoSlate Classic will not crack, break or delaminate, and its product formulation and manufacturing processes provide durability, performance, and longevity for many years to come. By providing a lightweight and easily-installed product, installation costs are lower, with less waste!

Features & Benefits

Lightweight – as low as 12kg per square metre.

Easy to install with pre-marked nailing and exposure guides and spacers.

Easily cut with a fine-toothed saw or sharp utility blade.

Built-in camber for tighter fit when fixed in situ.

No sorting, clipping, or drilling prior to roof loading. Packaged in bundles of 25 for easy handling.

Fittings (ridges and hips) are mechanically fixed.

Choice of colours (7 standard colours and one Mix stocked for immediate availability).

40-year warranty.

Fully tested to BBA, UKTA and ETA standards, and has UKCA and CE marking, including fire rating, wind, driven snow & rain, and water absorption.

BRE testing for wind-driven rain found TapoSlate Classic to perform much stronger than all equivalent materials tested and at a lower pitch.

TapcoSlate Classic is not made from recycled plastics but is manufactured from recyclable virgin limestone and polypropylene.

Technical Specification

CONSTRUCTION: Manufactured from a recyclable blend of limestone and polypropylene.

SIZE: 17.5” x 12” (445mm x 305mm) (including horizontal spacers which are 5mm on each side)

WEIGHT: 0.7 kg

THICKNESS: 0.20” (5mm)




22 slates/sq. metre at 12° to 25°

20 slates/sq. metre at 25° to 27.5°

19 slates/sq. metre at 27.5° to 30°

18 slates/sq. metre above 30°


Pallet: 1600 Slates (1.04 tonnes)

Bundle: 25 slates (16.25kg)

Any other information

Roofing slate has for centuries been desired for its durability and aesthetic appeal, but it does have
drawbacks with its weight, pitch restrictions and brittleness. British Board of Agrément (BBA) certified
TapcoSlate Classic combines all the positive features of this beautiful, natural product, but adds
practicality and enhanced performance to create a gorgeous roof that won’t break or delaminate, survives substantial impact, is very light in weight, easy to install, no sorting, clipping or drilling, has a 40-year warranty, can be used on lower pitches than those achievable with natural slate and overall roof costing is very competitive.

Company: Tapco Roofing Products
Website: www.tapcoroofingproducts.com
Email: info@tapcoslate.com