Dreadnought Tiles is a family-run manufacturer on a site where clay tiles have been produced since 1805, and under the Davenhill family since 1902. As founder members of the Clay Roof Tile Council, they have a total commitment to the superiority of clay as a roof covering. The materials have been tested in real conditions over many generations and the company is proud of the outstanding aesthetic and traditional qualities of its products. Dreadnought, uniquely amongst present day manufacturers, can maintain that its wide range consists entirely of genuine, naturally burnt clay colours - Staffordshire Blue through to Blue Brindle, Brown Heather, Country Brown, Brown Antique and Plum Red, all obtained without the use of applied stains or pigments. This is achieved by harnessing traditional kiln firing expertise to the exceptional control provided by modern single tile high, fast fire kilns. The size, weight and thickness of Dreadnought tiles has been unaltered throughout the century. This makes them ideal for both renovation and new work.
Keymer Hand Made Clay Tiles
Since 1740 Keymer has been producing its distinctive hand made tiles in the traditional manner which results in an individual hand print on each tile. The product adds a timeless style and elegance to roofscapes. The company uses Wealden Clay from its own quarry, renowned for its durability, and produces a choice of colours - Wealden Red, Antique and Elizabethan. Keymer uses the same craft skills which existed in the 18th and 19th centuries, manufactured under a strict quality assurance system. Its traditional origins make the Keymer tile synonymous with conservation.
Marley Eternit Limited
Marley Eternit is part of the worldwide Etex Group and is the UK's leading manufacturer of clay plain tiles and fittings. The Acme and Hawkins collections incorporate single and double-cambered clay plain tiles, handcrafted tiles, interlocking tiles, ventilation systems and a full range of fittings, including decorative ridges and finials. The company, which is renowned for its innovative product development, invests heavily in the production process which creates competitively priced products.
The traditional Rosemary clay plain tile has a pedigree stretching back over 170 years. Today Redland uses the most advanced technology to produce tiles using Etruria Marl - the same clay source since 1837 - at their Bedworth plant near Coventry. Redland offers a range of single and double cambered tiles, combining the quality of a handcrafted product with the reliability of modern machine-made techniques. The range is available in both smooth and sanded finishes in colours Red, Light Mixed Brindle, Medium Mixed Brindle, Blue Brindle, Dark Antique, Russet Mix and Burnt Blend. Two handmade appearance tiles - Craftsman Penhurst and Ashcombe - are also available. A range of hips, valleys, ridges, angles and ornamentals offer limitless versatility and along with a strict quality regime, ensure durability and a long-lasting weathertight performance.
Sandtoft Roof Tiles Ltd
With a long-term commitment to investment, innovation and craftsmanship, Sandtoft have developed an unrivalled clay tile range that covers all the generic roof tile shapes. We can offer a choice ranging from the traditional handmade Goxhill Plain Tile and Bridgwater Double Roman, to more evolutionary products such as the 20/20 Interlocking Plain Tile which make clay’ s timeless beauty more affordable than ever before. For those who are looking to add character the Arcadia Pantile gives the appearance of aged or reclaimed pantiles, backed by a 60 year guarantee. For more specialist needs the Sandtoft Heritage Service can create bespoke handmade roof tiles and ridges for restoration projects.