new generation lightweight roofing and cladding solutions – 100% made in Italy

laFrancese roof sheeting mimics the outline of roofing tiles in the French tradition, with broad flat tiles (embrici) having narrow lateral overlap ridges. The standard lengths are 1840 mm and the Tecno Imac warranty extends to 20 years.

laFrancese is a thermoformed compound profile sheeting product, available in semi-gloss finishes in terracotta and slate colours. A range of accessories and specific fittings completes this product line, the ideal solution for small and large civil and agricultural roofs with superior technical performance and remarkable aesthetic qualities. laFrancese sheeting is manufactured in Italy in HSP® (High Strength Polymer), a new sheeting solution capable of assuring high durability, elasticity, lightness and colourfastness.

Technical specifications

Standard length mm 1.840
width mm 1.180
useful width mm 1.092
average thickness* mm 1,80
weight* kg/m2 3,50
thermal expansion coefficient °C-1 3,99×10-5
unitary thermal transmittance W/m2k 4,68
breakage load kg/m2 202

terracotta colour


ardesia colour

The material

laFrancese is a HSP® – sheeting product – High Strength Polymer is a composite layered material that has evolved from Polimglass®  (learn more about it). HSP is obtained by the convergence of three different individually extruded thermoplastic layers at a terminal extrusion head. The result is a single sheet that is stratified in three different layers, each of which is optimised to perform certain functions:


1-top layer: solid-coloured in PMMA (Methacrylate) for colours and finishes that are perfect and highly resistant to UV, weather and environmental exposure to chemicals of any kind.


2-middle layer: a mixture of different polymers loaded with micronized inert material, for a low thermal expansion, good acoustic behaviour and resistance to bending.


3-bottom layer: thermoplastic compounds for maximum resistance to impact and chemical aggression from underneath.The result of this particular combination of thermoplastic materials is a stable and resistant synthetic product, applicable to any environmental situation, without fear of attacks of acid vapours of any kind, whether industrial or agricultural, or the most aggressive saline environments.

Assembly tips

The sheets should be anchored to purlins with a maximum span interval of 90 centimetres.

Position the first sheet with the stamped-marking side facing towards the outside of the roof.

Warning: allow for normal thermal expansion by drilling the sheet fixing holes a bit wider than the fastening screw shank diameter, typically a 10 mm hole diameter for 6.5 mm screws.

Then the second line of fastenings should be fixed to the next higher purlin.

Establish an overlap between the second and first rows and fix the line of screws through the overlap.

To maintain alignment, we recommend using a reference lanyard anchored to the ends of the purlin. Proceed in a similar manner with the subsequent sheets, up to the last.

If necessary, the width of the last sheet can be adjusted by trimming it with an angle grinder.

At this point, complete the screw-down fastenings according to the diagram shown.


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