Roofers, Roof Tilers and Slaters

Roofers, roof tilers and slaters cover roofs and exterior walls with felting, sheeting, slates, tiles and thatch to provide a waterproof surface.

Entry Reqirements

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Typical Tasks

  • Seals edges of roof with mortar and ensures that joints are watertight.
  • Lays, aligns and secures successive overlapping layers of roofing material.
  • Lays and secures underfelt and covers with hot bitumen or other adhesive compound.
  • Cuts wooden battens, felt and underfelt to required size.
  • Measures roof or exterior wall and calculates required amounts of underfelt, tiles, slates or thatching material.

Desired Skills

Mathematics, Critical Thinking, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Speaking, Active Learning, Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, Writing, Science

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