Marley Advanced Lusa

A premium quality, precision engineered, light weight clay tile, in keeping with the most popular roof traditions in Europe.

  • Dimensional exactness allows for perfect fitting, allowing quick and easy assembly.
  • High flexural strength resistance results in better economy obtained due to reduction in breakages.


The Marley Advanced Lusa's excellent performance under extreme weather conditions - offering low porosity, high resistance to frost and soluble salt as well as warping and being extremely water tight - provides the ideal roof covering solution for all climatic zones.

Size of Tile

445 x 249mm

Minimum Pitch

18ᴼ * depending on climatic zones

Maximum Pitch

41ᴼ * depending on climatic zones

Minimum Headlap


Maximum Gauge


Cover Width

200mm (nominal at lock mid shuffle position)

Covering Capacity

12,0 tiles/m² (net)

Weight of Tiling

+ - 37,2kg/m²

Battens Required

2,70 lin.m/m²

Batten Size Recommended

38 x 38mm for rafters/supports not exceeding 760mm centres
38 x 50mm (batten fixed flat) for rafters/supports not exceeding 900mm centres
38 x 50mm (batten on edge) for rafters/supports not exceeding 1 000mm centres.

Note: Batten space estimations should be done on the job using the calculation method as per installation manual.

Note: Above 760mm the rafter spacing can be increased only with engineer-designed trusses and with 38 x 50mm batten of the correct grade. All structural timber must comply with S.A National Standards.

Tile Nails

4,5mm x40mm Corrosion-resistant nails for fixing Std Tiles and battens in the structure

6,0mmx80mm or 6,0mmx120mm for fixing special ceramic accessories such as Over Eave Tiles/ Half Tiles/Etc.

Hanging length

372mm (nominal)

Additional Notes

Clay is a natural product, as a result possible colour, tonal and finish differences can be expected. We therefore recommend mixing tiles from different boxes and/or pallets to promote the best colour mix and overall finish.

The usage of Marley Advance Lusa ceramic and non ceramic accessories is essential to ensure ideal finishing results.

Please note the minimum recommended pitch for the Marley Advanced Lusa clay tiles, is defined in accordance with local climatic zones and wind exposed areas - non adherence to Marley Roofing's recommendations may result in compromised performance. Therefore, strictly follow Marley's installation guidelines as well as local safety and building regulations when assembling this product.

Marley Undertile Membrane or Radiant Barrier is recommended at all pitches in exposed and coastal areas.

For more information please contact Marley Technical Services.