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design ideasSurveys in this country have shown that people like houses built from traditional materials and a plain clay tile provides the means of adding individuality into houses with a durable, maintenance free product, the mellow appearance of which will become more attractive with time. This characteristic is not found in synthetic products.

The use of a plain clay tile roof enables an architect to incorporate prestige, character and individuality into a building, by means of the use of details that other large roofing units do not allow.  For example, hips, valleys, dormers, towers or vertical cladding.  See gallery of curved roofs a mixed blend of Dreadnought rustic tiles red country brown and brown heather

Roofs with mixed colour  tiles, create added interest especially on large expanses of roof where the colours and shadows generate a unique character.  No other tile blends like a Dreadnought, their subtle natural shades will give your roof an enduring quality.

Dreadnought beliefs have never altered.  For 200 years Dreadnought have believed in the enhanced beauty imparted to a building by the natural colours of clay.  If you compare our samples with those of other manufacturers you will see the difference between our natural colour and the artificial stains of other manufacturers.

Both the colour and the shape of the roof can play a big role in setting the tone for your building.  Adding features to the roofline such as a sprocket or an eyebrow window can add prestige and elegance to the roofline.


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Dreadnought Tiles is a company with an impeccable pedigree and it was a pleasure to see them continuing to thrive and innovate. Black Country craftmanship and quality at its best.” Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

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