TECHNICAL


Roof tiles offer a wide variety of features that deliver unparalleled options for builders and architects. The Australian Roofing Tile Association has constructed numerous downloadable guides ready made for our members and influencers in the industry.


PROPERTIES OF ROOF TILES

This technical guide offers a description of the physical properties that directly affect the performance of roof tiles within the Australian environment.



ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE

Due to the density of concrete and terracotta, roof tiles offer greater sound insulation properties than other roofing options.



BUILDING WITH TILE ROOFS IN BUSHFIRE PRONE AREAS

ARTA has issued a technical guide that provides information on Bushfire Attack Levels (BALs) as well as relevant roof tile construction details that will be required of each BAL category.



FIRE TESTING REPORT

Following an exhaustive testing program, tiled roof systems have been given the all-clear for use in new construction in high-risk bushfire zones.



AS 2050 (2018) Installation of Roof Tiles - UPDATES

This factsheet outlines the implication of changes occurring in AS 2050 'Installation of Roof Tiles' (2018) for builders, manufacturers and roof tilers.



NCC 2019 Key changes – what you need to know about roof tiles

This flyer can help you to get up-to-speed with: • key tiled-roof-related changes NCC 2016 v.s. NCC 2019 • comparison between National Construction Code (NCC) requirements and Australian Standards • where to look for alternative Performance Solutions that in compliance with Building Codes of Australia



Reroofing Flyer

This flyer highlights the necessary considerations you need to think about before reroofing your house from metal to tile or vice versa. When it comes to replacing a tiled roof with a metal roof, there are more variables to consider, often inflating costs beyond what was originally predicted.



Product Technical Statement for Concrete Roof Tiles

This product technical statement is a form of documentary evidence for concrete roof tile products, stating its properties and performance that fulfil specific requirements from the National Construction Code.



Product Technical Statement for Terracotta Roof Tile

This product technical statement is a form of documentary evidence for terracotta roof tile products, stating its properties and performance that fulfil specific requirements from the National Construction Code.



Rainwater Harvesting Factsheet

This factsheet highlights the key factors that contribute to the quality of rainwater being harvested. Concrete and terracotta tiled roofs are confirmed as suitable roofing materials for harvesting provided proper maintenance measures are followed for the roof and rainwater tanks. Proper maintenance procedures are highlighted in this document.