The plain tile is a flat, straight roof tile that ends in a semi-circular shape at the lower edge and is therefore very reminiscent of the beaver’s tail in appearance. It is assumed that this tile shape originated in Germany in the 14th century, which is also where it is most commonly found. Parts of Nuremberg’s old town, such as the city wall, Nuremberg Castle and other buildings bear historical forms of this type of brick and thus point to its origin. Many roofs in other parts of southern Germany as well as in eastern Germany, especially in Mecklenburg, are also covered with this type of roof tile.
Since the classic plain tile roofing means higher material consumption and thus higher costs, the use of plain tile is unfortunately decreasing more and more. Today, it is mostly only used in renovations and refurbishments of listed or historic buildings in order to preserve the overall impression and character of the building or its surroundings.
O-METALL® offers the metal roof tile plain tile made of galvanised quality steel for efficient roof renovation or refurbishment of historic buildings. The O-METALL® plain tile is the result of years of intensive product development. The profiled sheet is available in natural-looking, high-quality plastisol and polyester colours and is produced in lengths of up to 4 metres. With our plain tile, you can integrate your building into the historic environment cost-effectively, efficiently and quickly.
As a modern alternative, we offer you the O-METALL® metal roof tile Econoline. A metal roof tile that closely resembles a current tile roof and is an adequate alternative to it.
O-METALL LUXEMBURG S.A.
L- 9753 Heinerscheid
Tel.: +352 997 323 20