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Metrotile Photovoltaics enable your rooftop to harness energy from natural light.

Metrotile have a very flexible portfolio of Photovoltaics (PVs), both incorporated into tiles or retro-fitted onto the existing rooftop, covering all the options open to the specifier or end user. Whether for a residential home or an industrial or commercial project, our photovoltaic roof tiles are easy to install and can generate extensive energy for the premises.

With Metrotile Photovoltaics installed, you will:

Save money on energy bills with the opportunity for making money back from feed-in tariffs. Reduce your carbon footprint and make your Future Proof Roof an even more sustainable option. Be able to install the PV tiles to a low pitch roof, helping to avoid planning restrictions. We can provide the solution for all installations ranging from the individual home, large social housing projects through to schools, and commercial and industrial buildings of all shapes and sizes.

Installation

The Metrotile Photovoltaic roof tiles are easy to install, as one tile is one installed Photovoltaic panel. The tiles interlock and are screwed not nailed for easy removal should a cell be damaged. There are no special flashings or mounting systems and no other waterproofing or sealing materials are required allowing for a fast and simple installation.

Sustainability

Our PV roof tiles guarantee a sustainable premise, helping to improve energy efficiency especially relevant for new build projects where eco-friendliness is at the forefront of design. Whatever the weather or location of the building, photovoltaic tiles can provide enough energy to power a home with the availability to sell back additional energy to the national grid. For further information, or a free no-obligation quotation, fill in our online contact form or call us from 9am to 5pm Mon-Fri on 01249 658 514.

Quality Assurance: Metrotile Photovoltaics have been tested in compliance with European and International Standards, including draft Dutch Building Standard, EU ‘prescript’ pre standards and has been tested for wind uplift, code F-02-BRE 36-6 and water ingress tests according to procedures in CEN standard PrEN 15601:2006 by the British Research Establishment, UK.The laminates are manufactured in an ISO 9001-2002 certified factory and produced in a TUV IEC 61212 & Safety class 2 approved process.

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Fixings & Battens

Tile Fixing: 50 x 2.5mm Coated Nail. Hand nailing or power tool
Fixings per tile: 4
Battens Required: 5 linear metres per m² (plus wastage)
Laying (recommended): All roof shapes: broken bond
Batten Sizing Rafter Centres Batten Size
450mm 25 x 50mm
600mm 25 x 50mm
900mm 50 x 50mm
1200mm 50 x 50mm
1500mm 50 x 65mm

Dimensions

Pitch: Minimum: 12° / Maximum: 90°
Dimensions: Overall Size: 1330mm x 370mm
Cover Size: 1257mm x 370mm
Gauge: .450mm
Linear Cover Width: 1257mm
Coverage: 0.46m² / 2.15 per m²
Weight per m²: 6.2Kg / 9.9Kg
Weight per tile: 2.8Kg / 4.6Kg

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Knowledge Base

To watch our installation guides, and to read the full documentation for this product, please visit our Knowledge Base.

Case Study

Fair Isle Bird Observatory

The beautiful island of Fair Isle is a renowned bird watching spot located off Scotland’s north east coast and home to Metrotile UK’s first Photovoltaic installation project.

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Case Study

PGL Liddington, Swindon

PGL is an adventure holiday company that, in their own words, delivers “inspirational learning through adventure”.  They have campuses across the UK (in addition to France and Spain) where young people can partake in a vast variety of outdoor activities, including abseiling, canoeing and mountain biking to name but a few. 

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Case Study

Southport College

Over the past decade, Southport College has maintained a program of roof maintenance, converting their flat roofs to pitched. In 2010 they opted to convert the science block, but wanting to take advantage of what would become a south-facing roof slope, they chose modern materials to reduce their carbon footprint, save on energy costs and enjoy the benefits of a low maintenance, long-lasting solution.

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Tile Profiles

From our highly durable lightweight steel roofing tile profiles to underlay, accessories and fixings, you’ll find everything your roofing project needs right here. Metrotile is also an authorised dealer of Velux window products, ensuring that you can source absolutely everything your roof requires directly from us!

We stock our profiles with a wide range of colours designed to suit most roofing projects, however we can supply Metrotile roofing in any colour you choose (subject to additional delivery time). If you wish to discuss this - or anything else about our products and services - you can contact us.