Facts on cutting roof tiles

Roof tiles must be cut using stationary wet cutting machines placed either on a scaffold, on the ground or on a platform on laths.

  • All roof tiles to be cut are placed one tile’s distance away from their final location and a cord or pencil is used to mark along the straight edge.
  • Roof tiles are laid in small batches, normally of 5 – 6 tiles.
  • They are marked individually with a pencil or according to a template which indicates where they are to be cut.
  • The roof tiles are numbered and transported for cutting on a wet cutting machine.