Our shingle panel roof system is the result of a 5-year
long developing process. We can't improve it any better.
The shingles are fixed onto a Bangkirai timber frame
which measures only 1350 x 500 mm (4' - 5" x 1' - 8"). The weight of the
frame + shingles attached to it is just 40 kgs (88 lbs). The in-house
developed panel interlocking system guarantees a 100% leak proof roof.
The frames comprise horizontal and vertical battens
whereas the horizontal battens have different thicknesses in height. This
is done as to avoid that the shingles will gape (which they will do if
they are installed on a frame with battens having all the same
thicknesses). Gaping shingles will allow rain water be blown in resulting
The thickness of the shingles that we use is 8 mm
(5/16"), which is a guarantee that cracking is virtually ruled out
compared to the 3 mm (1/8") and 5 mm (3/16") thick shingles that are
often used elsewhere and which may easily crack under constant temperature
and humidity changes (rain interspersed with sunny periods and/or season's
of shingle panels need to be used to cover any type of roof, viz; a base
panel which is installed along the fascia board of the roof and two types
of intermediate panels which are sequentially installed to the top of the
roof starting from the base panels. Each panel fits tightly and is seamlessly
interlocked with the sides of the base- and/or sequential panels such that a guaranteed
waterproof 3-layer connection is obtained.
Our system allows 2 persons to install the shingle
panels one-by-one until the roof is fully covered, rather than the system
whereas half or a quarter of a roof section needs to be lifted in place
requiring a small crane or a jib. The seams between these large panels are
often not waterproof, are damaged and/or broken. With our paneling system
such is impossible while the installation is very simple.
The system that we developed
utilized Iron wood shingles. Since November 2007 the export of Iron wood
shingles is strictly prohibited by the Indonesian Government. We
anticipated on this and are now using an alternative type of wood species
which is as strong and durable as Iron wood. Unfortunately it is more
expensive. We are of the belief, however, that contributing to a better
environment and saving the tropical forests is paramount, despite the
higher price of a shingle panel. It is sad, however, that a number of
companies totally ignore the ban and keep exporting Iron wood shingles,
falsifying export documents. We largely condemn this attitude.
For the latest update on the ban click
<here> and read under "Stop Press".
Part of a shingle roof made
with our seamless panel system
Back to <2-bedroom
Back to <3-bedroom
Back to <large
Back to <2-storey