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Roof Tile, Roofing Tile : Handmade Clay

Handmade clay tiles are widespread across England in anywhere there are clay deposits, but are particularly predominant in the South East. Historically Peg Tiles (see our separate section for Clay Tiles : Peg Tiles) were exclusively used until the 1850ís when nib tiles were introduced and gradually dominated the market. Recent years has seen a revival of manufacture. Care should always been used in selection, such as whether the roof should be peg or nib and the geological age and therefore colour of the tile.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Roof Tile, Roofing Tile : Handmade Clay
Aldershaw Handmade Tiles Ltd
Pokehold Wood Kent Street Sedlescombe Nr Battle East Sussex TN33 0SD
Tel 01424 756777
Email: tiles@aldershaw.co.uk
Website: www.aldershaw.co.uk
Aldershaw Handmade Tile Ltd make a number of tradtional clay products, and use the local Wealden clay. Products include handmade peg tiles, Cambridge mix tiles, oast house tiles, ornamental tiles, roof finials, floor tiles and mathematical tiles.
Keymer Tiles Ltd
Ewhurst Works, Wallis Wood, Ockley, Surrey, RH5 5QH
Tel 01444 232931
Email:
Website: www.keymer.co.uk
The name Keymer has since 1588 has made quality hand made clay roof tiles. The Keymer range includes handmade clay plain tiles, peg tiles, bonnet and ridge tiles in half round, third round, hogback, roll top and coxcomb, as well as ornamental tiles with club, diamond, point, and bullnose fittings. The finials are available in a variety of patterns including the well known wyvern dragon. Discrete in line ridge and tile vents are also available.
Spicer Tiles
Unit 20, Mountfield Road, New Romney, Kent TN28 8LH
Tel 0333 253 8906
Email: sales@acakent.co.uk
Website: spicertiles.co.uk
A family owned and operated business, based in Ashford, Kent, Spicer Tiles specialise in the production of hand made clay peg tiles and fittings. Their tiles display all the hallmarks of a hand made product, subtle variations of size and texture and even foldmarks in the clay, unique features which can only be produced by hand. They also make terracotta floor tiles, and can make the following to order ; oast tiles, mono ridge, mathematical tiles, mansard tiles and ornamental tiles.
William Blyth
Hoe Hill, Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5RB
Tel 01652 632175
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.
Tudor Roof Tile Co Ltd, Dengemarsh Road, Lydd, Kent, TN29 9JH Telephone 01797 320202 Website: www.tudorrooftiles.co.uk