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Pantiles : New & Secondhand

Pantiles are a light s shaped clay tile. They were introduced from Holland in the 16th century and were produced in England by the 17th century. They are generally found along the east side of Britain, particularly coastal and estuary areas, including London. They often used for lower pitched and lightly constructed roofs, and on farm and industrial buildings, due to their ability to provide a degree of natural ventilation. They are also found round Bridgwater, in Somerset. Only handmade tiles are suitable for restoration work, and care should be taken to ensure new tiles match existing profiles and colour.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Pantiles : New & Secondhand
Solopark
Station Road, Nr Pampisford, Cambridgeshire CB22 3HB
Tel 01223 834663 Fax 01223 834780
Email: info@solopark.co.uk
Website: www.solopark.co.uk
Solopark occupies a 6 acre site and are a specialist in traditional period building materials and supplies, with a wide selection of genuine reclaimed period building materials and supplies in stock including paving, fireplaces, bricks, roofing tiles, slates and timber products.
William Blyth
Hoe Hill, Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5RB
Tel 01652 632175 Fax 01226 700350
Email: info@williamblyth.co.uk
Website: www.williamblyth.co.uk
William Blyth was established in 1840 and takes pride in producing a range of quality hand-made pantiles, plain tiles and fittings using traditional materials and expertise.