The Challenge

To provide all products required to complete the roofing requirement of this 10 day build project for DIY SOS.

The products would have to be:

A compatible system of roof tiles, dry fixings and accessories

Resilient and suitable for Irish conditions

To meet the design brief of the architect

Be available to suit the tight project timeline

The Solution

Roadstone supplied 230m² of Donard Roof Tiles which were black in colour.

Donard roof tiles are a traditional flat tile offering the clean lines and smart finish of an interlocking slate pattern.  The Donard tile has an approximately 25mm leading edge and has been tried and tested over many years to withstand the most extreme weather conditions throughout Ireland.

A full range of maintenance free dry fix accessories are available and additional fixings have been designed for extremely exposed environments.

Our Eave Ventilation System was supplied to provide continuous over-fascia roof space ventilation in a simple weatherproof system. The system eliminates the need for a tilting fillet and reduces the required height of the fascia board.

Roadstone also supplied Vent tiles with airflow capacities of 10,000mm² and 20,000mm², for connection to soil pipe ventilation and mechanical extractors.

Next up was the  Stepped Dry Interlocking verge system, which provides a neat, mortar-free dry verge that eliminates the need for under-cloak.  These mechanical fixings provide a high resistance against wind uplift for both verge tiles and stepped verge units.

Finally, Roadstone also supplied the Roll Out Ventilated Ridge System which provides a continuous weatherproof airpath from the roof void to the outside of the building. The system is mechanically fixed providing high resistance to storm damage. It is maintenance-free and does not require use of mortar bedding.


All the Roofing material supplied to this project can be quoted for and purchased online, or viewed at Roadstone retail locations nationwide.

The Result

A contemporary roof that works sympathetically with the rest of the building.

The decision to use a Roadstone Roof Tile with the Roadstone Dry Fixing system resulted in an overall look that has been well considered.

Choosing the Roof Tile and Fixings together allowed the customer to ensure that the appearance of the roof is subtle and well designed with products that work together.


Roadstone Technical staff should always be engaged with from the beginning of any large project, from going through the drawing plans and a range of possible solutions for your project.

This gives the client the full benefit of the project experience of Roadstone staff.

A Roadstone Retail Outlet should be visited before commencement in order that customer can see and take-home samples of the Roof Tiles, Paving or Walling options.


Main Contractors – DIY SOS – Collen Construction