LockDown Hot Tub shelter

Underside of Lean to roof3

So, during the current pandemic we decided to build a hot tub shelter so we could enjoy our hot tub in all weathers. 

Living in England we dont always have the best weather, so what better than a lightweight roofing system? 

We decided we'd like to keep some light coming in so we used lightweight tiles in the Opaque  to create this perfect little window alongside the Budget Black Smooth Tiles

Decking board facia

Sat in the Hot Tub looking up at the tiles was not very pleasing so we decided to do something a little different...see the below image. 

Underside of Lean to roof2

We have been able to enjoy the hot tub in the sun and even the pouring rain thanks to these tiles. The little window allows just the right amount of light through as well.

We decided to add an extra side with a window on so that we could enjoy the sunset in the evening without the wind. Below is the finish shelter. 

new side up


window side

Below are some of the installation images. 

Tiles being installed


Lean to with lights2


full view


Batton sat on top of decking board

installing the tiles


feather edge installed


top of roof image

We have really enjoyed being able to use the hot tub in all weather conditions. The sun light window we have by using the Opaque tiles really does keep it warm in the colder weather as it allows the sun to shine through. 


We have used the hot tub in Rain, Sun and even in the snow :) 


We used a decking board to finish the front of the pent roof shelter as lightweight tiles do not manufacture a component for this at the moment. We sealed it with a water tight sealant and we have not had any issues with the rain coming in. 


Perfect and enjoyable! 

We wanted a covered patio area and discovered the website. The tiles are light and were put up in just a few hours compared with a couple of days for concrete tiles. The infrastructure is a lot lighter and the whole project was completed far quicker than if we had used conventional tiles.

Result, very noticeable reduction in solar heating on sunny days, retains heat better when heated on cool days, and is much quieter, rain and road noise greatly reduced. Had a bit of a struggle with the Ubiflex, found it to be ‘floppier’ than traditional lead, more difficult to feed a long length into slot cut in mortar. Once in place, Ubiflex sealants worked well, and it was easy to mould the flashing to fit the tiles.

- Richard Pitman , Worcester

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