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Staffordshire blue clay Rustic plain tiles with bands of ornamental spade tiles

Your choice of building materials for your home has a substantial impact on the eventual value of your property.  It is advisable where possible to choose the best, especially as they will be in place for the life of the building and will be there for the world to see.

A quality roof of plain clay tiles is an inexpensive way to add character and value forever.  Look around and see for yourself that the concrete tiles of the last 70 years lose their colour.  The natural burnt colours of clay are permanent and mellow and improve with age.

Never skimp on the roof materials. Whether you are building from scratch, converting or extending your property or renovating your family home, Dreadnought clay roof tiles offer solutions to enhance any roof.

If you wish to see some completed Dreadnought roofs please contact our office and we can provide you with a list of sites in the colours you are interested in.

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Self Build Exhibitions

We regularly exhibit at the Self-Build Exhibitions though these have been badly disrupted in 2020 due to Covid 19.  Here is the latest info....

The NSBRC in Swindon are holding their October show 16th-18th October 2020.  Its a real live show and tickets are free in advance by clicking below

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National Homebuilding and Renovating Show NEC has been rescheduled for 8th-11th July 2021 at Birmingham NEC Stand B160

We have a permanent display at the NSBRC (National Self Build and Renovation Centre) in Swindon.  This centre is now open again, though tickets must be booked in advance.  Click here to book a visit.

To view completed roofs please contact us and we can provide you with a list of sites in the colours you are interested in.

If you would like to order samples of tiles, you can do so on this website from each of our product pages within the tile range or by clicking here

Useful links for Self Builders

NaCSBA

We support the Custom and Selfbuild  industry in the UK and are members of  NaCSBA, the National Custom and Self Build Association.  Make sure you sign up to the  Right To Build Portal   There is a duty on all local authorities in England to keep a Register of individuals and community groups who have expressed an interest in acquiring land to bring forward self-build and custom-build projects and to have regard to the demand on their local Register when exercising their planning and other relevant functions.

Plotsearch

Land4developers

An up-to-date source of plots conversion and renovation opportunities for Developers throughout the UK, including development flats (more than 4).  Includes email alerts for new plots and aerial photography service.

Ketley Brick

Traditional Clay Pavers, Staffordshire Blue Bricks and Specials.    

Furness Brick

An independent family-run brick manufacturer, specialising in the production of traditional pressed, clamp and handmade facing bricks and pavers.

York Handmade Bricks

Many builders and self-builders have found that using handmade bricks has greatly increased the 'kerb appeal' of their developments.  York Handmade Brick offer bricks in six blends, but variations can be achieved by mixing combinations of the three basic colours.  

The Construction Centre

A source of information for architects, contractors and specifiers.  They  host an extensive UK Building Directory

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors

Dreadnought are members of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited (NFRC)  the UK's largest roofing trade association.  They provide advice on choosing a roofing contractor.

Graven Hill

The UK's largest self and custom build project just outside Bicester.  1900 homes are due to be built over 10 years.  The project aims to  give self builders the opportunity to create the home of their dreams with plots available to suit a range of budgets,  all with pre-approved  outline planning.

 

   

Below is a list of sites where sample panels of Dreadnought Tiles can be viewed.  Tiles can also be viewed at our Works in bulk.

County

Address

Telephone

Avon

EDS Roofing Supplies
153 South Liberty Lane
Bristol
BS3 2TL


0117 963 8057
 

Roofbase Bristol
Avonside Industrial Estate
Units 15 & 16
Feeder Road
Bristol
BS2 OUQ


0117 2034123

Bedfordshire

Steadfast Roofing
The Old Embankment
Station Road
Bedfordshire
MK44 1PU

01234 782916

Berkshire

Anderson Roofing Supplies
Unit 1 Warren Farm
Forest Road
Wokingham
Wokingham
RG40 5QY

 01189 786468

 

Bowller Roofing Supplies
20 Upton Road
Tilehurst
Reading
Berks
RG30 4BJ

01189 455454

Buckinghamshire

Advance Roofing Supplies Ltd
Airfield Industrial Estate
Cheddington Lane
Long Marston
HP23 44QR

01296 660 260

 

D J Giles
20-22 Mill Road
Stokenchurch
HP14 3TT


01494 482396
Cheshire

Rinus Roofing Supplies
Hulley Road
Hurtsfield Industrial Estate
Macclesfield
SK10 2LP
www.rinusroofingsupplies.co.uk


01625 611777
Derbyshire

Ashbrook Roofing
Harrison Way
Darley Dale
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 2LF
www.ashbrookroofing.co.uk


01629 732988
 

Brown's Builders Merchants
Chequers Road
West Meadows Industrial Estate
Derby
DE21 6EN

www.brownsbm.co.uk


01332 292911

     Dorset

Proos Roofing Supplies
Rigler Road
Hamworthy
Poole
Dorset
BH15 4BN

01202 682491

 

Kavanagh Roofing
Longmead Industrial Estate
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 8PL

01747 853635

 

Asphaltic Roofing Supplies
Building 2, 5 Barter Road
Alder Hills Trading Estate
Parkstone
Poole
Dorset
BH12 4BJ

01202 731867

East Sussex

Chandlers Building Supplies
The Broyle
Ringmer
East Sussex
BN8 5NP                

01273 812981

 

South Coast Roofing Supplies
Daveys Lane
Lewes
BN7 2BQQ


01273 488 888

Edinburgh

 Jewson
58 Craigentinny Avenue North,
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH6 7LJ

 

0131 554 1144

Gloucestershire

Willis Westcott Stroud
Daniels Industrial Estate
Units 16 and 17
Bath Road
Stroud
GL5 3TJ

 

  01453 796997

Hampshire 

Burton Roofing Merchants Ltd
Brickfield Lane
Chandlers Ford
Eastleigh
Southampton
Hampshire
SO53 4DP
www.burtonroofing.co.uk

  02380 339393

 

Formertons
Forton Works,
First Avenue
Millbrook Trading Estate     
Southampton     
Hampshire     
SO15 0LG

02380 365555

 

Elliott Brothers
Millbank Street
Northam
Hampshire
SO14 5AG

02380 226852

 

The Clay Clay
Sarum House
55 High Street
PO35 5SR

 07836761541

 

Brickmongers (Wessex ) Ltd
Five Oaks Farm
Winchester Road
Shedfield
Southampton
S032 2HS 

0845 5195068

Herefordshire

SIG Roofing Hereford
Unit 17C Thorn Business Park
Rotherwas Industrial Estate
Hereford
HR2  6JT


01432 273084

 

Hertfordshire

E H Smith
Pudds Cross
Ley Hill Road
Bovingdon
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP3 0NW

 01442 833888

     Lancashire

Builders Supplies (West Coast) Ltd
Kilbane Street     
Fleetwood     
Lancashire     
FY7 7PF

01253 776600

Leicestershire

Roofbase Leicester
25 New Star Road
Leicester
LE4 9JD

0116 3033456

London

Deben Buildbase     
Oakleigh Road South    
New Southgate    
London         
N11 1HJ

0208 3613637

 

Travis Perkins
10-15 Garrett Street
London
EC1Y 0TY

0870 5005500

Nottinghamshire

John A Stephens
Castle Meadow Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG2 1AG

0115 9412861

 

Rinus Roofing Supplies
Brunel Court
Brunel Drive
Newark
NG24 2EG
www.rinusroofingsupplies.co.uk


01636 702174

Oxfordshire

Jewson Ltd
London Road
Wheatley
Oxford
OX33 1JE             

01865 874141

Shropshire

Roofing & Salvage Depot Unit 1
Bank Top Industrial Estate
St Martin's
Oswestry
SY10 7HB

01691 662660

 

Bryan Price Roofing Supplies
Church Farm House
Shrewsbury  
Shropshire  
SY5 9PZ

01743 821588

 

SIG Roofing Telford
Trench Lock 3
Sommerfield Road
Trench
Hadley
Telford
TF1 5ST

01952 641161

Somerset

Roofing Gear
Unit 6 Yeobridge Trade Park
Flushing Meadow
Sherborne Road
Yeovil
Somerset
BA21 5DL

01935 700425

 

Bradfords
96 Hendford Hill
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2QT

01935 423311

 

Jennings Roofing Supplies
Unit C & D Allerton Road
Bridgewater
Somerset
TA6 4DN                  

01278 459000

South Yorkshire

Rinus Roofing Supplies Ltd
Unit 2,Claywheels Lane
Sheffield
S6  1LZ

www.rinusroofingsupplies.co.uk

0114 234 5669

Staffordshire

SIG Stoke
Unit 7 Berryhill Industrial Estate
Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2NL


 01782 280567

Surrey

Coleman Roofing Supplies
Plough Industrial Estate
Leatherhead
Surrey
KT22  7LF

01372 361600

Warwickshire

Chandlers Coventry

312 Old Church Road

Coventry

CV6 7DU

024 7699 6333

West Midlands

Birmingham Roofing Supplies
Unit 2 Roma Road Industrial Estate
Roma road
Tyseley
Birmingham
B11 2JH

0121 766 6330

 

Chandlers Building Supplies
91 Mucklow Hill
Halesowen
B62 8DR


0121 314 1333
 

Roofing and Insulation Supplies (Roof Centre)
Arthur drive
Hoo farm Industrial Estate
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY117RA
www.roofcentrekidderminster.co.uk

01562 742 809

 

 

Wythall Roofing Centre
The Homestead
The Fordrough
Truemans Heath lane
Shirley
Solihull
West Midlands
B90   1PP

0121 430 8080

West Sussex

The Roofing Warehouse
Unit R
Dominion Way
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 8NW

01903 275630


West Yorkshire

Taylor Maxwell
Taylor Maxwell House
10 Glebe Terrace
Headingley
Leeds
LS16 5PP
West Yorkshire

0113 204 3220

 

Rinus Roofing Supplies
4 Midland Road
Bradford
BD1 3EQ
www.rinusroofingsupplies.co.uk


01274 308641

Wiltshire

National Self Build & Renovation Centre
Lydiard Fields
Great Western Way
Swindon
SN5 8UB

0845 2234455

 

A L King Roofing
Hampton Park West
Melksham
Wiltshire
SN12 6EZ

01225 705918

Worcestershire

Willis Westcott
The Millside
Gregory`s Mill Street
Worcestershire
WR3 8BA

   
   

 

   
   

Case Studies

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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