Dreadnought's Classic Purple Brown handmade tiles display a variation of colour with shades of reds, browns and purples. Through the application of a carefully controlled reduction atmosphere for a limited period this organic colour variation is achieved. No two clay tiles will have the same stamp giving a beautiful blend of colour on the roof. The Purple Brown colour also mixes well with the Bronze colour to form a charming blend.
Dreadnought Tiles conform to BS EN 1304:2013 and should be fixed in accordance with BS5534 "Slating and Tiling" part 1 & 2 and BS8000 Part 6.
Freeze Thaw Standards require plain clay tiles for use in the U.K. to withstand at least 150 freeze / thaw cycles under method E of European Standard EN 539-2:2013. At Dreadnought Tiles we regard this as too low for our climate and we therefore test our tiles to withstand in excess of 400 cycles.
Place of Manufacture: Brierley Hill, UK
Environmental Management: ISO 14001
Quality Management: ISO 9001
Life Cycle: BRE 'A+' rating
Freeze Thaw Testing to in excess of 400 cycles
Energy: Fired in gas kilns to 1130 degrees
Raw materials: Etruria Marl Clay from our local quarry in Brierley Hill, sand
Lifespan: > 60 years. Second hand tiles that have been on roofs in excess of 100 years often sell for more than new tiles on the 2nd hand market
Recyclability: Can be crushed and used as aggregate and/or as an inert bulk fill
Packaging: We keep packaging to a minimum using wooden pallets. We do not shrink wrap or use plastic straps.