TermDefinitionTags
Lattes(or Battens or Lathe) Horizontal lengths of timber fixed to the roof rafters to support the slates o...
Lead BossierHeavy wooden lump hammer used to shape lead and dress down into position....
LoadingDesigned mechanical machine with ladders and loading platform...
Mansard A roof slope normally pitched at 65¡ from Horizontal at the upper level elevation of a buildin...
MarginThe exposed face of a slate or tile to the lower edge of the slate or tile immediately above...
Mitred ValleyThe intersection of opposing roof slopes where the tiles or slates are mitred together forming a clo...
Mortar BucketUsed for mixing mortar and transporting onto roof....
Nailsin various lengths and gauges according to requirement in either, Copper, Aluminium, Bronze or stain...
Open ValleyNormally formed in lead or similar metal laid on boards, purpose made valley tiles or trough valley ...
Open Ð SlatingSlates which do not abut against the next slate in the same course but have an open space between th...
Oversail VergeWhere outside rafters extend beyond brickwork incorporating a Barge Board....
PencilThick leaded flat sided pencil for marking points on roof...
Piecegutters to support the tiles in correct position...
PitchAngle of the roof from the horizontal e.g. say 30¡ for slates...
RidgeIntersection of 2 (two) roof slopes covered normally by ridge tile capping or lead....
RoddleA mix of Red powder with added water to make a solution to mark out the roof not only for battening ...
SarkingToday generally accepted as referring to a layer of felt fixed below battens. Also an OLD Scottish t...
Slate / Tile Head lap(1) generally the distance one course of slates or tiles covers the course next but one below for do...
Slate Knife(or Zax) A heavy blade with cranked handle used for trimming the edges of slates and used in conjunc...
SlaterÕs PickA hammer with pointed spikes on each arm used for forming holes in slates...