The English Shingle Tile Collection
The traditional English shingle tile is 19 1/2" long x 6 1/2" wide and laid with a 4 1/4" exposure. This small size tile has been made this size since Norman times.
Originally made by throwing a lump of clay into a wooden mold these 'Handmade' tiles had a sandy surface and were cambered in their width and length.
The TUDOR tiles offered by Northern Roof Tiles today carry on this 500 year old tradition.
However, by the end of the 18th century demand for clay roofing tiles was growing and with the advances made by the Industrial Revolution volume production became possible. These 'machine made' tiles had a smooth flat surface, square cut sides and gave a uniform consistent appearance on the roof.
DREADNOUGHT have been supplying the market since 1805, a pioneer of machine-made tiles and this family-owned company is still leading the field.
You will be hard pressed to find another tile maker in the world with a consistent history as Dreadnought. They first started making their smooth faced tiles in 1805, that’s 215 years ago and they make virtually the same tile today. They have been family owned and managed since 1902 and their quest for consistency of excellence has only improved the way the tiles are made.
Dreadnought create their color blends not by adding pigments or surface dies but the old fashioned way…by the delicate control of the atmosphere (oxygen) in the kiln.
Northern is also proud to represent Dreadnought’s sister company Ketley Brick and their range of bricks, brick slips, pavers and quarries.
For more information on the complete range of Dreadnought tiles, ornamental ridge and finals; and for Ketley Brick’s total offering call us at (888) 678-6866.
For the truly authentic English style handmade roof tiles you cannot beat Tudor. They are the largest ENGLISH owned and operated tile maker in the UK and they carry on the age old tradition of making tiles by hand.
We can offer you the original Tudor English tiles with nibs for a batten install or without nibs for a direct to deck install.
Northern has commissioned Tudor to make us a larger 12” x 7” tile which reduces install time and can be installed ‘direct to the deck’ For more information on the complete Tudor range from Northern call us at (888) 678-6866.
Northern Roof Tiles is pleased to offer you the opportunity to re-create a little piece of the Cotswolds here in North America.