This colour has the depth and subtlety of a true blue clay colour which can provide an effective contrast to light coloured stone and brick work. It is deeper and darker than the Blue Brindle and Dark Heather.
Some companies produce a dark tile by the application of a spray on surface stain, however the Dreadnought range of genuine traditional blue clay colours, with their natural shade variations are obtained through the careful control of the kiln atmosphere that converts the iron content of the clay to blue in the manner of Staffordshire Blue bricks. A skilled process established by generations of brick and tile makers which is unique to the Dreadnought Factory.
This tile works equally well for contemporary roofs as it does for heritage roofs. A church reroof with Staffordshire blue smooth tiles won the Best Heritage Roof Award at the 2018 Pitched Roofing Awards
This staffordshire blue clay roof tile offers an alternative to natural slate with the potential to incorporate ornamental elements in the roof.