Tuile à glissement

English translation: tile with variable headlap or sidelap

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French term or phrase:tuile à glissement
English translation:tile with variable headlap or sidelap
Entered by: Cyril Tollari

07:56 Nov 27, 2019
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / roofing
French term or phrase: Tuile à glissement
Hello,

I'm just wondering if someone can help me with this term - I'm struggling to see how it differs from a standard interlocking tile?

The tile in question definitely is an interlocking tile, so is this just a different variety of interlocking tile? I wondered if it was just being used as a synonym for 'interlocking tile' but then I found this explanation, which suggests that they are in fact different:

"Tuile dont le recouvrement s'effectue latéralement, et non pas en transversal comme les modèles mécaniques (en hauteur et en largeur).
Elle peut présenter des cannelures d'emboitement sur sa rive latérale et se pose sur liteaux avec une fixation similaire à celle de la tuile à emboîtement."

There's also a picture: https://www.batiproduits.com/batiwiki/tuile-a-glissement/def...

And finally, here's the term as it appears in context:

Les toutes premières tuiles à emboîtement fabriquées au milieu du xIxe siècle ont une héritière digne de ce nom : la Montchanin Losangée. Son losange central et le triangle en aval écartent les eaux pour protéger les emboîtements. Très prisée en rénovation, c'est une tuile à glissement, lui permettant ainsi de s'adapter sur une majorité de tuiles anciennes du même type.

Does anyone know what the (UK) English equivalent would be - or am I just overthinking this, when it's actually just referring to an interlocking tile?

Thanks in advance!
cmf33
United Kingdom
tile with variable headlap or sidelap
Explanation:
tuile à glissement = tile with variable headlap or sidelap

tuile à emboîtement = interlocking tile

A tile with variable headlap or sidelap is an interlocking tile, but an interlocking tile doesn't have to be a tile with variable headlap or sidelap.
EN FR dictionnary
http://docplayer.fr/12164509-English-french-glossary-of-the-...

Specs for the Montchanin tile (see the variable headlap for this interlocking tile, which is tuile à glissement as well)
https://www.pointp.fr/asset/28/37/AST2052837.pdf

Same variable lap for the link provided by the asker
https://www.batiproduits.com/batiwiki/tuile-a-glissement/def...

Picture of an interlocking tile (no variable lap)
https://www.roof-stores.co.uk/guides/tiles-and-slates/interl...
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Cyril Tollari
France
Local time: 09:21
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tuile à glissement
tile with variable headlap or sidelap


Explanation:
tuile à glissement = tile with variable headlap or sidelap

tuile à emboîtement = interlocking tile

A tile with variable headlap or sidelap is an interlocking tile, but an interlocking tile doesn't have to be a tile with variable headlap or sidelap.
EN FR dictionnary
http://docplayer.fr/12164509-English-french-glossary-of-the-...

Specs for the Montchanin tile (see the variable headlap for this interlocking tile, which is tuile à glissement as well)
https://www.pointp.fr/asset/28/37/AST2052837.pdf

Same variable lap for the link provided by the asker
https://www.batiproduits.com/batiwiki/tuile-a-glissement/def...

Picture of an interlocking tile (no variable lap)
https://www.roof-stores.co.uk/guides/tiles-and-slates/interl...

Cyril Tollari
France
Local time: 09:21
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Asker: Thank you! Those links are very useful


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