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Dreadnought Tiles

Dreadnought are recognized as one of the best quality manufacturers of clay tiles in the world.  They have been producing tiles at the same site for over 200 years and pride themselves on offering the best traditional naturally prdouced clay tile on the market.

The raw clay (Etruria Marl) used to create Dreadnought clay tiles is renowned as being among the the best clay deposits in the world.  Dreadnought is also one of the only clay tile manufacturers not to artificially add colour or pigment to their tiles – they are naturally coloured from the firing process.  Their range of colours and textures are unique and highly sought after the world over.

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McKee Army Barracks Case Study

Dreadnought Country Brown

The conservation roofing project at McKee Irish Army Barracks Dublin attracted a huge amount of interest across Ireland. The architectural heritage building was designed by Lt Col. J.F. Marsh (The Roy…

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Dimensions Standard Tile 265 x 165 mm
Tile Weight 1.19kg
Tile Type Traditional Single Camber
Clay Material Etruria Marl
Colouring Natural Burnt Clay no Pigment
Minimum Lap 65mm
Maximum Gauge 100mm
Approx Weight Laid per sqm 71kg
Nails 38x2.65mm alloy
Battens 38x25mm
Minimum Pitch 35 degrees
Tiles Eaves Tile and Half (Gable)
Size 265 x 165mm 215 x 165mm 265 x 248mm
Quantity Guide 60/sqm 6/lineal metre 5/lineal metre of verge
Country brown sandfaced

Country Brown

A beautiful and popular natural red-brown tile.  Giving a natural soft and rustic rustic charm.

Blue brindle smoothfaced

Blue Brindle

The Blue Brindle clay tile is predominantly blue/grey in colour but with shades of light blue and heather throughout.  This allows for a very traditional almost slate-like finish to the roof.  It is a very adaptable colour and can be matched to almost any build.  

Brown brindle smooth

Brown Brindle

Brown Brindle and Brown Heather give a rich luxurious finish to any roof.  Popular for both new builds and re-roofs the many tones in the tiles give a high spec finish.

Brown antique smooth

Brown Antique

A very traditional mix or warm reds, blues and brown tones.  The mix of tones give a truely spectacular finish to a roof.  The mix of tones achieved here are achieved naturally and cannot be replicated by artificial means.

Staffs blue smooth

Staffordshire Blue

Uniquely beautiful the Staffordshire Blue colour bring in warm grey, brown and heather tones.  Achieved entirely by careful control of the kiln temperature these Dreadnought tiles are a alternative in colour to natural slate. 

Red sandfaced

Red

Slightly more muted than the 'Plum Red' the 'Red' option from Dreadnought still creates an unmistakably traditional clay finish to any roof.  A traditional and characterful terracotta tile.  Available in both smooth and sand-faced. 

Plum red smooth

Plum Red

A smart choice for those looking to create an unmistakably clay tile roof.  The plum red is a vibrant red and a truly stand out colour that is a great option for both new build and refurbishment projects.  

REDBLUE BLEND SAND

Mixed Colour Blends

The subtle and random colour variations within the naturally fired Dreadnougt tiles mean that they are perfect and can be mixed to create a roof with endless colour tone and variation. The Collingwood Blend (browns) and the Trafalgar Blend (Brown, Country Brown, Brown Antique) would be amongst the most popular.  But any selection of colours can in theory be used. 

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