Brown brindle / brown heather
These are natural coloured rich brown clay roof tiles with only tonal variations produced without any stains or pigments. These tiles look best against lighter multi-coloured brickwork.
Available as Smoothfaced/Sandfaced
All Saints Church, Fleet
Brown brindle plain clay roof tiles
Following an arson attack in 2015, All Saints Church, a Grade II* listed building in Fleet, has been re-roofed in Dreadnought's brown brindle plain clay roof tiles with handmade cockscomb ridges. Architects Acanthus Clews specified the tiles as they provided the best match to the originals. Dreadnought quarry tiles were also used on the interior. The steep pitch of the roof, the curved apsel at the one end and the very tight pitch all made it a difficult job for Fildes Roofing. Full details
Micheldever School, Hampshire
Brown Heather Plain Clay Roof Tiles
This project was for new school buildings at a typical Hampshire brick and flint built primary school. The old and the new buildings needed to be compatible but they were also required to be clearly differentiated.
“One of my objectives was to make every square meter of the site useful and beautiful” said Nev Churcher, Hampshire County Council architect, “so my design had to satisfy both aesthetic and practical considerations. I am really happy with the Dreadnought Brown Heather roofs as they provide a clean finish to the contemporary design and their colour blends in well with this rural village setting." Full Details
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.
Freeze 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.
|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|
|Minimum Lap||65 mm||32 mm|
|Maximum Gauge||100 mm||115 mm|
|Approx Weight at
|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|
|Tiles @ 100mm Gauge||60m2|
|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|
|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|
Place of Manufacture: Brierley Hill, UK
Environmental Management: ISO 14001 Download Certificate
Quality Management: ISO 9001 Download Certificate
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.