Renowned for their superior strength and durability as well as their beautiful traditional natural colour range, Dreadnought Tiles have been manufactured in the UK for the British climate since 1805.  Using clay from their own quarry, the Dreadnought factory combines the latest manufacturing technology with traditional firing techniques to produce clay tiles in truly authentic  Staffordshire clay colours.

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A choice of 4 ornamental tiles to embellish your roof

Ornamental tiles were very popular in Victorian architecture and are still often used to add interest to large expanses of roof or vertical cladding. Dreadnought offer a range of 4 classic Victorian shapes Club, Fishtail, Spade and Arrowhead.

They are often used in a series of bands or in diamond shapes and tend to look best tiled as an odd number of courses i.e. 3 or 5. 

Design Techniques

The small format of Dreadnought clay tiles together with the wide range of special fittings they offer allows you to create a roof that is truly individual. Bonnet hips provide a rounded soft profile, while arris hips fit closer together giving a sharper outline to the roof. The use of valley tiles also adds an attractive aesthetic to a roof.

There are a wide range of ridges within the Dreadnought range, both ornamental and plain and they can even match old broken roofing features for restoration projects.

Effective Ventilation that is discrete and seamless

Dreadnought offer a range of effective ventilation products that will not interfere with the aesthetics of your clay tiled roof. Dreadnought Tileline Ventilation systems are discrete and integrate seamlessly with the tiles; they do not disturb the design of the roof. The ventilation products not only match the colour of the tiles, but also lie flush with the tiling or the ridge line.

Modern performance standards

Our tiles are manufactured to exceed BS EN 1304:2013. Freeze Thaw Standards require plain clay tiles used in the UK to withstand at least 150 freeze/thaw cycles under method E of European Standard EN 539-2:2013. We regard this as too low for our climate and we therefore test ours to withstand at least 400 cycles.

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