Tile hooks have been used to fix fibre-cement slates for decades. The angle of the nail tip has been specially selected, so that the tile hook can be driven into the batten 10 mm above the slate.
Fibre-cement slates are fixed with nails and, where necessary in addition with tile hooks. Tile hooks should be selected 10 mm longer than the head-lap.
The consistent thickness of fibre-cement slates enables the use of the straight hook type.