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Handmade Ridges

The apex of a roof can be given a sharp or soft outline by using different ridge profiles.  The most commonly used is the half round ridge and a similar soft appearance is obtained with a hog back ridge.  An angle ridge provides a sharp apex and this in turn can be broken up by using capped angle ridges or a special ornamental profile.  All our ridges are handmade at our Works in the UK.

The New European Standard BS EN 5534 requires all ridge tiles (and ridge tiles used down the hips) to be mechanically fixed.  The Tileline dryfix ridge system, the Tileline combination dryfix ridge system and the tileline ridgeroll system all allow for mechanical fixing of ridge tiles whilst providing ventilation in the roof (click here for more info). A traditional fix where ridge tiles are bedded in the normal way but a cleat and screw are used between the ridged tiles to create a mechanical fixing before the mortar "goes off", gives a traditional appearance of a normally bedded roof but does not provide any ventilation (though this can be provided elsewhere on the roof with tile vents).

 All Ridges at 300mm unless stated as 450mm. 

Dreadnought also manufacture a wide range of ornamental ridges.Ridges copy

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