The first application of LightWeight Tiles NEW Opaque Tile

The first application of LightWeight Tiles NEW Opaque Tile

The first application of LightWeight Tiles NEW Opaque Tile.

We have been asked by customers from time to time if we make a translucent tile for their veranda, or car port (see through). It's not possible for a translucent polypropylene incorporating both strength and longevity as used with all our products base material.

So, we have worked with our plastics specialists for some time on this.

We are proud to say that together we have developed a very strong top-quality polypropylene, to introduce our new product to the range.

These tiles are white in colour yet they allow natural light through. Please see our product on our home page. 

They are no way translucent however being white and allowing light through, they create a reflected light whilst allowing approx. 50 % of the natural sunlight through.

Below are some images directly from our director whilst installing the new opaque tiles on his lean to conservatory. 

The first application of LightWeight Tiles NEW Opaque Tile

The first application of LightWeight Tiles NEW Opaque Tile

 

As director of LWT Ltd I decided to make a lean to by the side of our house. I have added the pictures of the finished roof. We are so pleased with the result.

The first application of LightWeight Tiles NEW Opaque Tile

The first application of LightWeight Tiles NEW Opaque Tile

The first application of LightWeight Tiles NEW Opaque Tile

The first application of LightWeight Tiles NEW Opaque Tile

One can now successfully use our tiles on a lean-to type structure see other roofs section that stops pure blinding sun through, yet allows enough light through to give more than ample effect. This can be seen by the pictures of my new lean to that has just been built. 

The bonus was the fact that the window before the lean to was installed was the main source of natural light into our sitting room. We were worried that there would be a marked difference in the light levels into our sitting room. However, we were surprised to discover that our sitting room is now significantly brighter than before due to the white tiles.

The first application of LightWeight Tiles NEW Opaque Tile

The first application of LightWeight Tiles NEW Opaque Tile

These tiles will be perfect for those people wanting to say incorporate a 1 m² for example (3 tiles) onto their roof to allow light through (Brilliant when using the budget tile on a garden shed or summer house or veranda)

We have decided that we will not be manufacturing the end caps ridges and verge capping in the opaque material. These tiles are designed for the lean to or pent style roofs only. 

We will be delighted to answer any questions you may have please feel free to contact us 

I had been looking for a few years for a new roof for my conservatory as it was too hot in summer and too cold in winter to use. I had had quotes over £11,000 for a new complete roof, removing the glass, which I thought was pointless. The glass acts as insulation and would be a huge waste of money because it would of been just thrown in the bin.

Being a Mechanical Engineer, I worked out that if I could find something lightweight and looked like the roof fitted to my house, it would be a great idea for the new roof. The weight loading for the conservatory was worked out to withstand the extra load of a few feet of snow, turned to ice, so I knew the extra weight of a lightweight roofing system would be fine.

I found Light Weight Tiles, http://www.lightweighttiles.co.uk/ by chance, on searching the net. When I saw that the tiles weighed in at 6 kg per square metre, I knew they were not a problem for my conservatory and with the choice of different finishes, I was able (having purchased the sample pack) to choose a tiles that matched my house roof.

I could of fitted the tiles myself but felt it was a better idea to use one of their recommended fitters.

After striking a great deal with the fitters, they came and did the job. It only took 6 hours to do my 28 square metre conservatory and it looked fantastic. I did have the inside done at the same time with simple white panelled pvc covering, which helped with deflect ting the light and finished the job off perfect.

I am so pleased with the finished roof and it has made our conservatory useable all year round.

I would highly recommend Light Weight Tiles to anyone wanting a simple, cheap and beautiful way to turn their conservatory into a useable room.

And the added bonus is, the tiles are made from recycled materials.

- P Fryer , Weston Super Mare

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