These are made from cement mortar, which is vibrated on a table at a controlled frequency and set on a mould to shape. The mortar used is a mix of Cement, fine sand, coarse sand and fine aggregate. The mix consists of: 1-part cement, 2-parts of graded sand & 1- part of stone grit smaller than 6mm.
They are put through rigorous tests for water tightness, shape, size etc. The mix of cement, sand, aggregate & water is vibrated for about 45 seconds and then transferred on to a High Impact Polystyrene mould to give MCR tiles their unique profile. After initial setting for 24 hours, they are water cured for 7 days. This is responsible for the great strength & durability of MCR tiles.
Building with MCR Tiles
MCR roofs are constructed in a conventional manner using rafters and purlins made from wood or steel. Rafters are according to the shape and size of the roof. The purlins are welded at a distance of 40 cm from each other. MCR tiles are secured by tying them to the purlins with G.I. wire. The angle of roof slope should be at least 22 degrees. Greater inclination of upto 30 degrees is preferred for more aesthetic appeal and in high rainfall areas.
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