What type of tiles are available?
There are many types of clay tiles – Pan tiles, Peg tiles, Single Roll tiles – in a wide range of shapes and sizes, each local to certain areas. Traditionally clay tiles were formed by hand and later (around the 1870’s – 1880’s) by machine, extrusion of natural clay, textured or glazed with colour and fired in high temperature kilns.
In years gone past, a lot of the large estates in this country had their own clay deposits on the estate and their own tile and brick works. Many would stamp within the nib of the tile, the first letter of the estate where they were made.
Concrete tiles were introduced into the UK during the housing boom between the wars and are fire rated class ‘A’.
They offered a cheaper more readily available alternative roofing material to either clay or slate, and are manufactured from sand, cement and water.
Concrete tile are an environmentally friendly choice, which are available in several different colours, such as a range of reds, browns, blacks and greys, the colour however may fade slightly over time.
The life expectancy for a concrete tiled roof is about 50 years, however the batten etc underneath may need to be replaced sooner.
We’ll recommend a solution that works for you.
Whether you’re looking for clay or concrete tiles, handmade or machined we can source tiles from new or source reclaimed, weathered tiles. At Proctor Roofing we’ll recommend the best solution for your project.
Our roofers are experienced in modern and traditional roofing techniques – whether we apply your tiles with low maintenance dry fix systems or using a traditional mortar fixing. We will recommend the most suitable system for your roof and material.
What does your roof require?
Tiling is an extremely common method of roofing and we ensure all our roofers are trained and work to British quality, health and safety standards.
We provide tiling services for a wide range of buildings including domestic properties, commercial and retail premises, care homes, social and council homes and public sector buildings.