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.
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
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
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.
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.
An independent family-run brick manufacturer, specialising in the production of traditional pressed, clamp and handmade facing bricks and pavers.
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.
A source of information for architects, contractors and specifiers. They host an extensive UK Building Directory
The National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited (NFRC) is the UK's largest roofing trade association. They provide advice on choosing a roofing contractor