Dreadnought's new range of rustic tiles are available in all the sandfaced Dreadnought natural clay colours from reds and browns through to brindles and blues. Suitable for both renovation projects and newbuilds, they have a rustic, sanded finish and feature a distressed tail edge to give a soft effect and produce a highly attractive roof.
Dreadnought's Staffordshire blue rustic tile is a genuine traditional Staffordshire blue, with natural shade variations derived by controlling the kiln atmosphere and converting the iron content in the clay to blue. It is a skilled process established by generations of brick and tile makers and sadly only retained today by Dreadnought. Other tile manufacturers use applied stains and coloured sands to produce their colour, but at Dreadnought we believe in the beauty of true clay colour.
The Staffordshire Blue rustics are particularly effective where the smooth finish of a plain machinemade tile is not desired or appropriate as they give a more textured finish to the roof. They can also be combined with rustic dark heather tiles to produce a "mixed blue blend".