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Clay Tiles : Handmade

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 Clay Tiles : Handmade
Aldershaw Handmade Tiles Ltd
Pokehold Wood Kent Street Sedlescombe Nr Battle East Sussex TN33 0SD
Tel 01424 756777 Fax 01424 756888
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.
Babylon Tile Works
Babylon Lane, Hawkenbury, Nr Staplehurst Kent TN12 0EG
Tel 01622 843018 Fax 01622 843398
Email: info@babylontileworks.co.uk
Website: www.babylontileworks.co.uk
Babylon Tiles Works produce traditional handmade Kent peg tiles. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Kent, using clay extracted from their grounds in Kent making them truly Kent peg tiles. They are currently producing tiles in various styles and shapes, based on their two colour scheme, traditional terracotta and a darker antique. As well as peg tiles, they produce ornamental tiles, angle and bonnet tiles, saddleback and hogsback ridge tiles and vented tiles.
Kent Clay Tiles Ltd
Mountfield Road, New Romney, Kent TN28 8LH
Tel 01797 364777 Fax 01797 363932
Email: sales@kentclaytiles.co.uk
Website: www.kentclaytiles.co.uk
Located in New Romney, Kent, Kent Clay Tiles is leading the way in reviving the handmade clay roof tile industry. Using only the finest clay sourced from the UK and traditional skills combined with modern kiln technology, we have over 50 years combined experience in the handmade clay tile, Peg tile and fittings sector enabling us to advise clients on product and design solutions, technical expertise all backed up by first class customer service support. Tested and approved by Lucideon, our affordable, genuine handmade clay tiles include standard and bespoke colours and styles, offering the architect, specifier or homeowner complete freedom to achieve the roof they desire.
Keymer Tiles Ltd
Ewhurst Works, Wallis Wood, Ockley, Surrey, RH5 5QH
Tel 01444 232931 Fax 01444 871852
Email: info@keymer.co.uk
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 01797-364777
Email: sales@kentclaytiles.co.uk
Website: www.kentclaytiles.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.
Tudor Roof Tile Co Ltd
Dengemarsh Road, Lydd, Kent, TN29 9JH
Tel 01797 320202 Fax 01797 320700
Email: info@tudorrooftiles.co.uk
Website: www.tudorrooftiles.co.uk
The company, founded in 1986, produces authentic hand-made clay tiles. All tiles are hand moulded and fittings are cut individually from the lump. This traditional process, combined with specially developed firing techniques, imparts the unique character to all the company's output. They make handmade plain tiles, Kent peg tiles, ornamental tiles, oast tiles and a special bat access tile.
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.
Michelmersh Brick and Tile Company Ltd, Hillview Road, Michelmersh, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0NN Telephone 01794 368506 Fax 01794 368845 Website: www.michelmersh.com