Roof pointing and ridge tile replacement.

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Guy, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Guy

    Guy Member

    What mortar mix (and ratios) should I use when replacing a ridge tile on a house roof?
    Also when re-pointing all of them, what mix should I use?
    I have been told to use sharp sand, and then somebody else said 50% sharp and 50% building sand.
    Please help and tell me the ratio to mix too.

    Many thanks


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  2. JMH

    JMH New Member

    redland recommend sharp sand with a 3:1 mix ratio.
  3. poolethetool

    poolethetool New Member

    As per an ealier link you could just use gripfill to replace the tile and motar to re-point generaly soft sand is used.
  4. boris the blade

    boris the blade New Member

    use 3 parts white flour + 2 parts baking soda + a dash of building sand, should stick them i place !! lol
  5. gadget man

    gadget man Screwfix Select

    Boris, you forgot the seasoning!!
  6. Guy

    Guy Member

    Boris, that was you on "House Of Horrors" wasn't it?

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