LOOKING FOR TRADITIONAL ENGLISH CLAY ROOF TILES?
HOW ABOUT 215 YEARS OF HISTORY AND TRADITION?

WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD TO PRESENT DREADNOUGHT TILES - SINCE 1805

In 1805 Mr. Hinton & Mr. Perry started making roof tiles in Brierley Hill in the West Midlands of England. Those tiles were the regular English size 10 ½” x 6 ½” and were machine made to service the growing market for smooth surface clean edged tiles...just like they make today.

The Dreadnought tiles made today are not that different from those made by the company over 200 years ago. They might be delivered to your site on a diesel powered truck, or possibly electric powered in the not too distant future, as opposed to a horse drawn cart with the tiles packed in straw. But the pride in the tiles and the quality is just the same.

COLORS

Dreadnought tiles have a smooth flat surface, square cut sides and butt to give a sharp clean look to any roof. Dreadnought create then their natural shades by the delicate control of the kiln atmosphere a process
known as ‘reduction firing.’ They don’t add any surface staining or pigments, colors are created by controlling the burn, just as they have for the past 215 years.

DREADNOUGHT 
ENGLISH 10½” X 6 ½”

RED

Dreadnought tiles have a smooth flat surface,  square cut sides and butt to give a sharp clean look to any roof.

 

COUNTRY BROWN

Dreadnought create their natural shades by the
delicate control of the kiln atmosphere a process
known as ‘reduction firing.’

BROWN BRINDLE

They don’t add any surface staining or pigments,
colors are created by controlling the burn, just as
they have for the past 215 years

 

BLUE BRINDLE

 

STAFFORDSHIRE BLUE

 

ROUND THE BEND

Why restrict your creative designs to having your roof change direction on a regular hip when you can let the roof follow a curve?
Dreadnought Tiles’ smooth shape and clean rooftile work perfectly following the contours of your roof.
They will also ‘raise an eyebrow’ as they flow up and over dormer window.

Although the tiles will go ‘round the bend’ we promise not to send you ‘round the bend!’ when you chose
Dreadnought Tiles for your next project.

 

SMOOTH CURVES

Just because a straight line is the shortest distance between two points does not mean it’s the most attractive.

So if you want to curve the rafters go ahead, our tiles will follow just about any curve you desire.

SHARP EDGES

Dreadnought Tiles have a smooth surface, square cut edges and butt, which give any roof a clean look. So when you need to change direction at a hip you need an equally clean
sharp edge.
No problem… we can provide Arris style hip tiles to suit any pitch which will add
to the sharp clean lines immensely.

ORNAMENTALS

The Victorians loved ornamentation and Dreadnought have always offered the complete range of traditional shapes.
Ornamental shapes are available in all the regular Dreadnought colors.

Tiles are available in a range of classic ornamental shapes.

English - Club - Fishtail - Spade - Arrowhead

STAFFORDSHIRE BLUE WITH SOLAR PANELS

Quite often solar panels can detract from the aesthetics of the roof, because they contrast so violently with the color  of the tiles and your eye gets  drawn to the contrast.
Perhaps you might like to consider Dreadnought’s Staffordshire Blue tiles as their coloration tends to blend more harmoniously with that of the solar panels.

Northern Roof Tiles - Ph: 888-678-6866

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