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100% Natural Clay Colour,   No Compromise

Dreadnought Classic natural clay colour

True clay colours are derived from the mineral content within the clay and produce a richness of colour on the roof that is unrivalled and will not fade.

The Dreadnought range of natural burnt clay colours is produced entirely by the sophisticated control of the burning process in the kiln with no surface stains, pigments or coloured sands added.  Varying degrees of oxidisation of the iron in the clay generate the different colours.  This ensures Dreadnought tiles do not fade and will quickly attain a mature, mellow appearance in use.  All other tile manufacturers now use applied colours to save cost.  Dreadnought is uncompromising in the conviction that natural colours produce a superior appearance and more enduring appeal.

This expertise is contained in a tile works that was established in 1805 and has been developed by four generations of the same family management throughout the last century. Dreadnought are the only specialist manufacturer of plain tiles in “natural” clay colours both Smoothfaced and Sandfaced.

Artificial stains and pigments have now widely replaced the traditional kiln firing expertise that has for centuries produced beautiful products. The difference between natural colours and artificial stains is all too obvious when confronted with samples and it is still clearer when on the roof. 

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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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