Clay Tiles

Lavenham

The finest clay roof tiles, handmade using traditional methods.

Woburn Lavenham Handmade Clay Tiles

Inspired by the historic charm of the English countryside, the Lavenham colour-way features a soft, earthy palette with subtle variations in colour and texture feeding into a rustic aesthetic. Each tile is filled with character, showcasing a unique blend of warmth and authenticity that enhances the visual appeal of each project. Whether used for new construction or restoration projects, the Woburn Lavenham tiles offer versatility and durability. Backed by a 30-year guarantee, they provide peace of mind while maintaining their exquisite appearance over time.

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 Lavenham is a standout addition to the Woburn Range at Lifestiles. It has a distinctive character and timeless appeal. Similar to the Medium variant, but with an added touch of sophistication.

What sets The Lavenham apart is its unique blend of darker, harder-fired tiles, strategically incorporated into the crates to create an extra-aged patina. This intentional blending adds depth and richness to the overall aesthetic, infusing each tile with a sense of history and character that enhances the charm of any structure it graces.

Ideal for both traditional and contemporary architectural styles, The Lavenham offers a seamless blend of old-world charm and modern elegance. Its rich, varied hues and textured surface create a dynamic visual impact, while its superior quality ensures lasting beauty and performance in any environment.

All our handmade roof tiles are produced in a custom-built facility in Poland. The tiles are tested in our on-site laboratory throughout their production ensuring they meet the rigorous British and new European standards under the EU guidelines. The product is CE marked and has Declaration of Performance Certification (a requirement of all the leading roofing and building merchants), and a factory guarantee for 30 years.

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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