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Concrete Roofing Tiles

Johansson, Bo (1992) In Building Issues 4.
Abstract
Good roofing materials are both difficult to find and expensive in developing countries. Roofing tiles using cement as the binding agent have been produced in Europe for over 150 years, and have partially replaced burnt ceramic tiles for purely economic reasons. Although modern factories can produce 10,000 tiles per person per day with a few workers, small-scale hand production still offers both good roofing material and new business opportunities.



This report is based on the experience of Swedish craftsmen who were making concrete tiles with traditional, labour-intensive techniques well into the 1960s. The information was gathered through interviews with retired tile makers and library research.

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Good roofing materials are both difficult to find and expensive in developing countries. Roofing tiles using cement as the binding agent have been produced in Europe for over 150 years, and have partially replaced burnt ceramic tiles for purely economic reasons. Although modern factories can produce 10,000 tiles per person per day with a few workers, small-scale hand production still offers both good roofing material and new business opportunities.



This report is based on the experience of Swedish craftsmen who were making concrete tiles with traditional, labour-intensive techniques well into the 1960s. The information was gathered through interviews with retired tile makers and library research.

General considerations are discussed and recommendations given on the following: volume of production, shape of the tile, raw materials and preliminary tests, mixing concrete,

moulding tiles with a manually operated machine, curing

tiles, testing finished tiles for watertightness and

strength, storage.



An example is given of how a simple production unit could be organized. Areas and equipment needed for each of the tasks are described and illustrated with photographs.

A very brief description is given on how roofing tiles are laid in Sweden, but the focus of the report is on production and quality control. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Good roofing materials are both difficult to find and expensive in developing countries. Roofing tiles using cement as the binding agent have been produced in Europe for over 150 years, and have partially replaced burnt ceramic tiles for purely economic reasons. Although modern factories can produce 10,000 tiles per person per day with a few workers, small-scale hand production still offers both good roofing material and new business opportunities. <br/><br>
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This report is based on the experience of Swedish craftsmen who were making concrete tiles with traditional, labour-intensive techniques well into the 1960s. The information was gathered through interviews with retired tile makers and library research. <br/><br>
General considerations are discussed and recommendations given on the following: volume of production, shape of the tile, raw materials and preliminary tests, mixing concrete, <br/><br>
moulding tiles with a manually operated machine, curing<br/><br>
tiles, testing finished tiles for watertightness and<br/><br>
strength, storage. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
An example is given of how a simple production unit could be organized. Areas and equipment needed for each of the tasks are described and illustrated with photographs. <br/><br>
A very brief description is given on how roofing tiles are laid in Sweden, but the focus of the report is on production and quality control.},
  author       = {Johansson, Bo},
  keyword      = {Building Issues},
  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Building Issues},
  title        = {Concrete Roofing Tiles},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {1992},
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