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Over 100,000 roof tiles & slates in stock AR822



We have over 100,000 roofing tiles and slates currently in stock, prices start from as little as 0.48p Inc

Here are a list of just some of the items available;
Plain Tiles
Pantiles
Handmade
Concrete
Roman Tiles
Double Roman
Slates and Slate Alternatives
Clay & Concrete Ridges
Clay & Concrete Finials

There are many different types of roof tiles and slates which are made from various materials and come in a variety of shapes and sizes, all of which come in a plethora of different colors and finishes.

To help get your head around the all these options it's worth understanding a little about roof tile design. Most roof tiles available today have evolved from just four original types of roof covering that were first introduced hundreds of years ago and still remain popular today. These are : -

Slate - thin rectangular sections of quarried metamorphic rock that come in varying sizes and thicknesses.
Plain Tiles - small rectangular sections of clay with a smooth or sanded surface finish.
Pantiles - a distinctive clay tile with an 'S" shaped profile.
Roman Tiles - similar to a Pantile, but has a cross section that is flat with a small roll.

The principal designs outlined above have evolved over the last 50 years with the majority of new tiles and slates falling into one of the above family of products. Tile design evolved with added features to improve performance and reduce cost.

This first started in the 1950s when manufacturers began to use concrete to create more economical plain tiles and pantiles. In the 60s and 70s after successfully copying clay tiles in concrete the manufacturers went one step further, by taking the traditional pantile and roman tile designs and forming them into larger double unit concrete tiles. These new designs were quicker, easier and therefore cheaper to install.

The same approach was applied to slate, which spawned alternatives made from concrete and fibre cement. More recently, new clay tile designs have appeared that match concrete in size and ease of installation. There are also new clay tiles that take on a slate appearance, creating cost effective natural alternatives to traditional slate.

The resurgence in demand for traditional designs, such as plain tiles and slates, made from materials such as slate and clay, means there is now a greater choice of natural roofing materials than has been available for many years.







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