Monarch Concrete Tile

An exceptionally strong classic bold roll tile that is well suited to Modern Balinese and Mediterranean architectures.

  • Extra-strong high-performance bold-roll
  • Highly cost effective alternative to the traditional "under-and-over" clay tiles
  • A large choice of aesthetic colours and finishes including Standard Through-colour, Antique and Marley M22-coated premier concrete roof tile finish.
  • Also available in multicolour Designer Range

For centuries, Mediterranean ‘under-and-over’ clay tiles have been produced with a straight front edge. True to this tradition, the Marley Monarch roof tile is manufactured with a straight edge.

The Marley Monarch concrete interlocking concrete tile is our boldest, strongest and most successful concrete roof tile. With a rich heritage of awards - CMA Awards for Excellence since 1998.

The square cut on the front edge accentuates the strong shadow lines and depth of the profile and enhances the crisp, much sought-after character of this unique tile on the roof.

From our top of the range M22-coated tiles, with their rich silky colour, to our exclusive Designer Range and our Antique Throughcolour, the Marley Monarch creates outstanding roofs in the great Mediterranean tradition.

Marley concrete roof tiles’ precision interlocks and weatherbars are the result of scientific research and wind-tunnel testing. These state-of-the-art features provide maximum protection against wind-driven rain and water capillary action.


Size of Tile

420 x 332 mm

Minimum Pitch

17,5ᴼ (100mm headlap)
26ᴼ (75mm headlap)

Maximum Pitch

45ᴼ (Above maximum pitch consult Marley Roofing)

Minimum Headlap

75mm (for pitch of 26ᴼ and above)
100mm (for pitches of 17,5ᴼ to 26ᴼ)

Maximum Gauge

320mm (100mm headlap and at pitches between 17,5ᴼ and 26ᴼ
345mm (75mm headlap and at pitches of 26ᴼ and above)

Cover Width

301mm (nominal at lock mid shuffle position)

Covering Capacity

10,48 tiles/m² (net) at 100mm headlap
9,63 tiles/m² (net) at 75mm headlap

Weight of Tiling

+ - 51,9 kg/m²at 100mm headlap
+ - 48,2 kg/m² at 75mm headlap

Battens Required

3,13 lin.m/m² at 100mm headlap
2,9 lin.m/m² at 75mm headlap

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: 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

75mm Corrosion-resistant tile fixing nails

Hanging length

392mm (nominal)

Additional Notes

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

The minimum pitch and minimum headlap must not be reduced under any circumstance. It is always better to raise the safety factor of the roof by adding a full course of tiles and increasing the tile headlap evenly on the rafter length.

In exposed areas the tile headlap may be increased, but greater lap is not as effective as a steeper pitch.

Due to natural variations in the raw materials and the occasional occurrence of efflorescence on concrete products, absolute colour uniformity on the roof cannot be guaranteed with Standard Through colour tiles.

All tiling and fixing to comply with SANS 10062 and 10400L code of practice.