Clay Tiles

Oakhurst

The finest clay roof tiles, handmade using traditional methods.

Ashbury Oakhurst Handmade Clay Tiles

Essentially a brown tile with random darker surface variation designed to simulate a weathered tile. The overall appearance is of a mature aged rustic roof.

Description Roof Vertical
Minimum roof pitch 40˚ 75˚
Headlap (minimum) 65mm 38mm
Batten spacing at maximum gauge 100mm 114mm
Size of tile 265 x 165mm 265 x 165mm
Covering capacity 60.0 tiles per m² 53.0 tiles per m²
Cover width 165mm 165mm
Weight as laid 82.5 kg per m² 72.9 kg per m²
Battens per m² 10m 8.7m
Batten size 38 x 25mm 38 x 25mm
Nail size/ type for tiles 38 x 3.35mm alloy clout 38 x 3.35mm alloy clout

All tiles comply with C E Marking to British and European Standard BS EN 1304, which legislates for externally tested and verified quality of roof tiles. The tiles are independently tested to the following standards by Lucideon (approved by UKAS and the British Standards Institute):

Determination of Impermeability : BSEN 539-1:2005 Method 2 & BSEN 1304:2005

Determination of Flexural Strength : BSEN 538:1994

Determination of Frost Resistance : BSEN 539-2:2013

You can use handmade clay plain tiles if the pitch of your roof is between 40˚ and 90˚ and they are fixed in accordance with the British Standard Code of Practice for Slating & Tiling BS 5534: 2014. However, if your roof pitch is lower than 40˚, please contact us with details of your requirements  and it is very possible we can offer a solution to guarantee the use of handmade plain tiles down to pitch as low as 17.5˚.

Our handmade clay plain tiles are used extensively across the UK on refurbishments and new builds alike. Our tiles are widely accepted in Conservation Areas and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are regularly used on Churches, Historic and Listed Buildings, etc.

Summary

The Lifestiles handmade clay roof tile is one of the few genuinely handmade clay roof tiles available on the market today. The Lifestiles handmade tile is also known as The Ashbury®, in some areas of the country. The beautiful clay tile offers individuality in appearance and a blend that recreates the look of yesteryear. Its timeless nature and lasting quality means the Lifestiles handmade clay roof tiles are an ideal solution for new build, renovation or restoration projects and our variety of carefully selected blends makes it the perfect choice.

Their manufacture is traditional with each tile being produced by hand. The handmade tile cannot be produced by machinery – the distinctive shades and slight variations of size, camber and texture give the unique appearance so sought after in these days of mass production.

All the handmade roof tiles are produced in a custom built production facility in Poland, which combines traditional manufacturing skills and firing techniques essential to keep the character of a handmade clay tile, with modern drying facilities and temperature control systems vital to maintain the quality necessary for the UK climate. The tiles are tested in our on-site laboratory throughout their production ensuring they meet the rigorous standards required to meet the relevant British and new European standards. The whole procedure is under the EU guidelines and the product is CE marked and has Declaration of performance certification (a requirement of all the leading roofing and building merchants), and factory guarantee for 30 years. All of this information and associated certification is available in the technical area of this website.

Case Study

Hampton Hill, London | Ashbury, Oakhurst

The latest new tile to follow on from the Wiltshire and Berkshire is the Oakhurst tile. These tiles are almost their own little range, all base colours are from our existing range (red, orange and brown) and we simply had a slight black dusting to them. This is a random process thus meaning no two tile are ever exactly the same, in shape or colour.

The Lifestiles Difference

Ethically Sourced

All of our products are ethically-sourced, ensuring the highest quality for our customers.

Expertly Crafted

We make sure all of our natural roof tiles are expertly handmade and handcrafted, for superior quality.

Beautifully Finished

We work closely with our manufacturers and you to supply the perfect natural roof finish to suit your project.

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