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Installation of roof tiles

Specifications covering the placement and installation of roof tiles for use in domestic, commercial or light industrial applications.

Overview of the Standard

AS 2050 provides installers of roof tiles with specifications covering the placement and installation of roof tiles for use in domestic, commercial or light industrial applications.

What does it include?

AS 2050 is broken into 3 sections consisting of: 

  • Section 1 deals with what the standard covers, defined terms and other standards reference within this document.
  • Section 2 deals with materials required for sarking, roof battens, flexible pointing and installing systems. 
  • Section 3 details how sarking, battens, tiles (and other ancillary items), bedding and pointing are to be installed. It also outlines workmanship and tiling over separating walls.

The standard also contains 3 informative appendices consisting of:

  • Appendix A provides information and work provided by the roof tiler.
  • Appendix B provides information and work not provided by the roof tiler.
  • Appendix C outlines acceptable nail sizes for battens relative to rafter spacings for hand and machine nailing.

Is the Standard referenced in NCC or Other legislation?

Yes, AS 2050 is referenced in both NCC Volume One and NCC Volume Two providing Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions for the installation of roof tiles.

Who is the Standard for?

The primary users of this standard are roof tilers, builders, building certifiers and surveyors, roof tile manufacturers and suppliers and building designers. 

Related Australian Standards

  • AS 1562.1:2018 Design and installation of metal roof and wall cladding, Part 1: Metal
  • AS 1684 Residential timber-framed construction (series)
  • AS 4440-2004 Installation of nail plated timber roof trusses
  • AS 4055 Wind loads for housing
  • HB 39:2015 Installation code for metal roof and wall cladding

Related HIA Information Sheets

Getting a copy of the Standard

An electronic copy of this Australian Standard can be purchased through the Digital Australian Standards webpage.

To find out more, contact HIA’s Building Services team.

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