The Green Roof Tile - frequently asked questions

Harvey EcoTile®: Mineral Polymer Composite Roof Tiles

Welcome to the future of roofing – a technological breakthrough from Harvey Roofing Products: the Harvey EcoTile®. By utilising 98% waste material, Harvey EcoTile® is 100% recyclable yet provides superior functional benefits to other roofing options.

We answer frequently asked questions about Harvey EcoTile®

When will the tile be available?

Full production is anticipated by end OCTOBER 2021.

What are the available colours?

Initially available in matt textured finish Black / Charcoal. Harvey EcoTile® is paintable with acrylic roof paint post-construction.

Can the Tile corrode?

Absolutely not. The composition of the tile is made from non-corrosive material.

How many tiles per m2?


Is Harvey EcoTile® certified?

Agrement Certified REF 2021/624.

Is the tile registered with the NHBRC?

As the product is certified by Agrement we will have NHBRC recognition.

What is the transport cost against a standard concrete roof tile?

We can load 75% more of the EcoTiles® as they are only 25% of the weight of a concrete roof tile.  In essence, tile for tile, EcoTile® is only 25% of the cost to transport concrete tiles!

What are the EcoTile® breakages in transport?

While we would never claim that the roof tile is not breakable, breakage in transit is unlikely.

What is the size of the Harvey EcoTile® roof tile?

Actual size is 420mm x 324mm and the effective size is 345mm x 310mm.

What is the weight comparison per square meter with concrete?

The average weight of a concrete double roman roof tile is 4.2kg = 44.1kg per m².  Harvey EcoTile® at 1.35kg each = 12.62kg m2.

What is the recommended roof pitch?

We recommend a pitch of anything between 12.5 to 35 degrees. For pitches below 22 degrees, an underlay is recommended.

What brandering size should be used?

Tested at 27 degrees the truss spacing of 1100mm using sizes 114 x 38 SABS approved timber and battens of

38 x 38 will suffice. Alternatively Light Gauge Steel top hat sections.

How easy is the roof assembly?

Very! There are five location points for ease of fitment and interlocking. (Refer installation manual at www.harveyroofingproducts

Is the assembly faster than with concrete?

Indeed, the Harvey Eco Tile® locates on the brandering and interlocks with the tile below (Refer installation manual at www.harveyroofingproducts

What fixings are required?

The tile at the eave requires one fixing screw (which we supply), unless in high wind areas where two would be recommended. The screws are self-cutting with a hex head and a rubber washer.

What equipment (tools) are required to fit the tiles?

A standard battery operated Drill Driver with an adjustable torque setting.

Can the Harvey EcoTiles® be walked on?

Walkability test passed at point load breakage of 360kg.

What breakage can we expect on assembly?

While we do not claim that the tile is unbreakable, the assembly / fitment breakage will be under 1%.

How easy is it to cut the MPB tile?

Very easy using a small angle grinder. A mask is advisable as the cutting produces a swarf and not dust as with a concrete tile.

What accessories are available?

A range of accessories are available (Refer our product brochure at www.harveyroofingproducts

What is the product warrantee?

A 30 Year warrantee will apply.

(Subject to T & C’s)

What is the fire risk? Can it burn?

Complies with SANS 10400 Part T (table 2).

What is the fade factor?

Any roofing product, albeit concrete tiles or steel, will fade over time through natural weathering. Harvey EcoTile® will also fade over time, but given the quality of the masterbatch, the fading will be uniform and consistent.

Does it come in different profiles?

Harvey EcoTile® is a “Double Roman” profile and this will initially be the only profile available. Future designs /shapes are being considered.

Harvey Roofing

Tel: (011) 741 5696

Email: [email protected]


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