Chippings

Trying to find those very small white chippings used on flat roofs, but Google searching for chippings only brings up gravel suppliers.
Do they have a specific name?
--
Dave
The Medway Handyman
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
The Medway Handyman wrote:

IIRC they are granite chippings.
There may indeed be a special name for them..
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

The ones on my flat roof ain't granite. Something much softer like marble or chalk. Perhaps they are simply locally sourced?
--
*Of course I'm against sin; I'm against anything that I'm too old to enjoy.

Dave Plowman snipped-for-privacy@davenoise.co.uk London SW
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

pebble dash http://www.bm-buildersmerchants.co.uk/default.asp?page #
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Sun, 23 Sep 2007 10:38:33 +0000, The Medway Handyman wrote:

=================================I don't know a specific name for them (other than 'marble chippings') but we used to get them from a 'Monumental Mason' - i.e. grave headstone maker. They're the waste chippings from marble headstones etc.
Try local: www.yell.co.uk for 'Monumental Mason / Stonemason'
Cic.
--
===================================
Using Ubuntu Linux
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Try Asphaltic. They are specialist roofing suppliers they might stock them.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Cicero wrote:

The white ones certainly make your garden look like a cemetery
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Could be Skye Marble - see various examples here http://tinyurl.com/yt9odz
Neil
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

I thought that they were limestone, light in colour so as to reduce the heat input onto a flat roof.
My local builders merchants carried some in stock and there is about 1/2 bag on my drive right now.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
ClingF wrote:

Chippings or Not ?
I'd paint it a light colour with something and forget the chippings. Makes it easy to see faults in the roofing material, and you won't damage the material by walking across it and causing punctures.
BTW IANA Roofer, so what do I know....
--
Adrian C

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 23 Sep, 11:38, "The Medway Handyman"

These chippings are called " Canterbury Spar", and I am reliably informed that they are small pieces of flint that have been baked so that the flint starts to delaminate, which makes them more able to hold a reservoir of water, which helps to keep the roofing felt cool. I'm confident that they are available around Canterbury and Chartham. HTH!
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 23 Sep,

That's probably correct for Kent. In most places there would likely be a local equivalent. In this area it's more likely to be limestone chippings.
--
B Thumbs
Change lycos to yahoo to reply
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Sun, 23 Sep 2007 10:38:33 GMT, "The Medway Handyman"

Solar chippings
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Looking at them today in Wedge roofing supplies, part of the SIG group Lime stone chippings
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.