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Brown brindle / brown heather

Brown brindle smoothfaced clay roof tilesBrown heather sand faced clay roof tiles

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

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Case Studies

All Saints Church, Fleet

Brown brindle plain clay roof tiles

All Saints churchAll saints apsel roof

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

Brown Heather clay roof tiles at  Micheldever school in HampshireBrown Heather clay roof tiles at Micheldever School

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

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
Minimum Gauge 88mm 88mm
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  
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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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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