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Your choice of building materials for your home has a substantial impact on the eventual value of your property.  It is advisable where possible to choose the best, especially as they will be in place for the life of the building and will be there for the world to see.

A quality roof of plain clay tiles is an inexpensive way to add character and value forever.  Look around and see for yourself that the concrete tiles of the last 70 years lose their colour.  The natural burnt colours of clay are permanent and mellow and improve with age.

Never skimp on the roof materials. Whether you are building from scratch, converting or extending your property or renovating your family home, Dreadnought clay roof tiles offer solutions to enhance any roof.

If you wish to see some completed Dreadnought roofs please contact our office and we can provide you with a list of sites in the colours you are interested in.

See a detailed case study in IBUILD magazine

See our Self Build Case Studies

brown antique tiles were used for the reroof of Lechlade Manor in GloucestershireDreadnought Classic Dark Heather Handmade clay roof tiles

Country Brown Sandfaced clay roof tiles

 

Self Build Exhibitions

We regularly exhibit at the Self-Build Exhibitions.  Come and  talk to us!

We have a permanent display at the NSBRC (National Self Build and Renovation Centre) in Swindon but their last large show of the year is The Big Green Home Show 6th-8th Oct.  You can get free tickets by clicking below

Big green
In 2018 we will be exhibiting at the following
Build It Live Kent 3rd-4th Feb
Build It live Manchester 17-18th Feb
HBR National 22nd-25th March
Build It Live Bicester 9th-10th June
HBR Southern Show 30th June-1st July  
Further details and free ticket links for the above shows will be available here nearer the time

Useful links for Self Builders

Plotsearch

The most comprehensive and up-to-date UK source of self build plots conversion and renovation opportunities (up to 4).  Includes email alerts for new plots,Plotshare and aerial photography service.

Land4developers

An up-to-date source of plots conversion and renovation opportunities for Developers throughout the UK, including development flats (more than 4).  Includes email alerts for new plots and aerial photography service.

Ketley Brick

Traditional Clay Pavers, Staffordshire Blue Bricks and Specials.    

Furness Brick

An independent family-run brick manufacturer, specialising in the production of traditional pressed, clamp and handmade facing bricks and pavers.

York Handmade Bricks

Many builders and self-builders have found that using handmade bricks has greatly increased the 'kerb appeal' of their developments.  York Handmade Brick offer bricks in six blends, but variations can be achieved by mixing combinations of the three basic colours.  

The Construction Centre

A source of information for architects, contractors and specifiers.  They  host an extensive UK Building Directory

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited (NFRC) is the UK's largest roofing trade association.  They provide advice on choosing a roofing contractor

 

   
   
   

 

   
   

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"The Dreadnought product is excellent with dimensional, colour and textural quality consistent throughout".       Gary Worsfold, Director of Architecture, Quantum Homes  see more testimonials >>>>>