Clay Tiles

Sussex Red

The finest clay roof tiles, handmade using traditional methods.

Sussex Red Handmade Clay Roof Tiles

These tiles radiate warmth and charm with their distinctive red hue. Each tile is thoughtfully hand crafted to mirror a sense of heritage and authenticity, showcasing subtle variations in colour and texture that add depth and character.

Whether paired with a modern home or a historic building, the Sussex Red tiles make a striking statement, infusing the architecture with elegance.

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

Renowned for its classic elegance and enduring charm. Embracing a rich, traditional colour palette, Sussex Red exudes warmth and sophistication, making it a standout choice for a variety of architectural styles.

The deep, vibrant red hue of Sussex Red tiles adds a touch of class to any property, while subtle variations in shade enhance its visual depth, creating a dynamic and inviting aesthetic. Whether adorning a historic estate or a modern residence, these tiles effortlessly blend with their surroundings, elevating the overall appeal of the structure.

Whether you’re restoring a historic landmark or building a new home, Sussex Red tiles offer the perfect blend of style and functionality. Discover how these exquisite tiles can enhance the beauty and character of your property for generations to come.

All our handmade roof tiles are produced in a custom-built facility in Turkey. 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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