Decramastic Tiles are scallop-shaped metal tiles also known by other names such as pressed metal tiles, Decrabond, and ‘stone chip roofs’. Decramastic Tile roofs were manufactured and widely used in New Zealand during the 1970s and 1980s. Due to the presence of asbestos, Decramastic Tiles are no longer manufactured and have been replaced by other types of metal tiles. There are still many original Decramastic Tile roofs on properties in New Zealand but as they are particularly vulnerable to deterioration over time, and with new laws in NZ regarding asbestos, there has been a boom in the maintenance and replacement of these in recent years.
Decramastic tile roofs are best replaced with either new metal tile roofs or with a colorsteel longrun roof.