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Staffordshire Blue

Smoothfaced/
Sandfaced

This colour has the depth and subtlety of a true blue clay colour which can provide an effective contrast to light coloured stone and brick work.  It is deeper and darker than the Blue Brindle and Dark Heather.

Some companies produce a dark tile by the application of a spray on surface stain, however the Dreadnought range of genuine traditional blue clay colours, with their natural shade variations are obtained through the careful control of the kiln atmosphere that converts the iron content of the clay to blue in the manner of Staffordshire Blue bricks.  A skilled process established by generations of brick and tile makers which is unique to the Dreadnought Factory.

This staffordshire blue clay roof tile offers an alternative to natural slate with the potential to incorporate ornamental elements in the roof.

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Case Studies

From Derelict Farm Buildings to family home

Renovating an old barn and a collection of derelict farm buildings required very careful materials selection and the owner/architects reused as many of the old materials as possible.  Dreadnought's staffordshire blue sandfaced tiles were chosen for the new single storey building as they provided a great colour match to the old handmade tiles that were reused on the renovated 2 storey barn.  Full details

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Cumnor Hill - winner of architectural merit award at clay roofing awards

Staffordshire Blue Plain Clay Roof Tiles

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This project demonstrates very well the use of a traditional product in a contemporary design, producing a fantastic overall result.  Full Details >>

PRivate house, bedworth

Staffordshire Blue Plain Clay Roof Tiles

Staffs Blue clay roof tiles on a self build house in Bedworth  A Staffs Blue roof being installed by a talented self build team

As authentic a self build project as you will ever find!  Peter and Jenny Marston can claim to be genuine amateurs in building terms and yet with only some occasional help from their children they have designed and built this house virtually unaided. Full Details >>

 

 

Technical Info

Dreadnought Tiles conform to BS EN 1304:2013 and should be fixed in accordance with BS 5534 "Slating and Tiling" part 1 & 2 and BS 8000 Part 6.
Frozen-Icon2 webFreeze Thaw Standards require plain clay tiles for use in the U.K. to withstand at least 150 freeze / thaw cycles under method E of European Standard EN 539-2:2013.   At Dreadnought Tiles we regard this as too low for our climate and we therefore test our tiles to withstand in excess of 400 cycles. 

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  Tiles Eaves Gable
Size 265x 165 mm 215x 165 mm 265 x 248 mm
Weight 1.19 kg 0.95 kg 1.8 kg
Pattern Traditional Single Camber    
Material Etruria Marl Etruria Marl Etruria Marl

 

  Pitched Roofs Vertical
Minimum Lap 65 mm 32 mm
Maximum Gauge 100 mm 115 mm
Approx Weight at
Maximum Gauge
71 kg/m2 63 kg/m2
Nails 38 x 2.65 mm alloy 38 x 2.65 mm alloy
Battens 38 x 25 mm 38 x 25 mm
Minimum Pitch 35 degree  

Quantity Guide

Tiles @ 100mm Gauge 60m2
115mm Gauge 53m2
Eaves/Tops 6/lineal metre
Gable (Tile and Half) 5/lineal metre of verge
Hips and Valleys 10/lineal metre of main rafter
Ridges Supplied in 300 mm and 450 mm lengths

Relevant Fixing Standards

BS 5534 2014 Code of Practice for Slating and Tiling
BS 8000-6.2013 Workmanship on Building Sites
BS EN 1991-1-4:2005+A1:2010 UK National Annex to Eurocode 1 -Actions on Structures - Part 1-4: General actions - wind actions

Environmental Info

Place of Manufacture: Brierley Hill, UK
Environmental Management:       ISO 14001        Download Certificate >>
Quality Management:                    ISO   9001        Download Certificate  >>
Health and Safety Management: ISO 18001

Life Cycle: BRE 'A+' rating
Freeze Thaw Testing to in excess of 400 cycles  Download Freeze Thaw Test Certificate >>
Energy: Fired in gas kilns to 1130 degrees
Raw materials: Etruria Marl Clay from our local quarry in Brierley Hill, sand
Lifespan: > 60 years. Second hand tiles that have been on roofs in excess of 100 years often sell for more than new tiles on the 2nd hand market
Recyclability: Can be crushed and used as aggregate and/or as an inert bulk fill
Packaging: We keep packaging to a minimum using wooden pallets. We do not shrink wrap or use plastic straps.

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Roof Components

Ornamental tiles

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Fittings

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Ornamental Ridges

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Ornamental Finials

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Ventilation

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BIM

Dreadnought BIM Objects

We have one Revit model file (.rvt) that contains all the available Dreadnought Roof Tile Revit Family types in Revit 2016 format.  

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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 >>>>>