Clay Tiles

Old Red

The finest clay roof tiles, handmade using traditional methods.

Woburn Old Red Clay Tiles

Traditionally, all tiles would have been made with clay local to the works and fired red without enhancing the colour with any pigments. It is only in recent years that we have tried to simulate weathered tiles.

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

True to their name, these tiles exude a classic charm with their simple red hue, enhanced by subtle colour variations resulting from slight temperature differences in the kiln.

Woburn Old Red epitomises authenticity, offering a genuine and unpretentious aesthetic. Its straightforward design and rich red colour make it a versatile choice for a wide range of architectural styles, from rustic cottages to modern new-builds.

With Woburn Old Red, simplicity is key. These tiles require minimal intervention—simply install them on the roof and let the weather work its magic. Over time, they develop a natural patina that adds to their character and charm.

Whether you’re preserving the authenticity of a historic structure or seeking to add a touch of rustic elegance to a contemporary home, Woburn Old Red delivers versatility and charm.

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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Whether a homeowner or a professional, we are here to help plan and deliver the perfect roof.

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