Tudor News & Blogs (2018-2019)

End of 2019

by Tudor Roof Tiles
Posted on December 20th 2019 at 11.0am

Tudor Roof Tiles xmas holiday

Xmas Holiday

best wishes to all.

All Tudor tiles are made here in Britain.

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Handmade Tiles - Handmade Display

by Tudor Roof Tiles
Posted on December 10th 2019 at 3.00pm

product display of Tudor roof tiles

Product Displays

help us to help you

Within the theme of how simple things can often have the greatest effect, we at Tudor are always available to help you design a product display to suit your needs and space.

Here is an example of one way Tudor can help with your product display of our handmade tiles.

If you feel that you would benefit from having a display of our tiles, either indoors or outdoors, please let us know by telephoning our office, or your area sales manager ... or email / message us.

All Tudor tiles are made here in Britain.

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Handmade Club Tiles

by Tudor Roof Tiles
Posted on November 22nd 2019 at 08.00am

made in clay by hand - club tiles

Clay Club Tiles

Handmade in Great Britain

The simplest of details can often have the greatest effect.

Here, the inclusion of a few club tiles adds interest to an area of vertical tiling.

Club's have become the standard ornamental tile chosen for this type of detail. However, at Tudor tiles we do an array of many different types of ornamental tiles.

We also manufacture ornamental tiles to match existing... All made here in Britain.

If you are looking for hand made clay ornamental tiles for your next project, give us a call.

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Tudor Roof Tiles Ornamental tile types

Handmade Creasing Tiles

by Tudor Roof Tiles
Posted on October 15th 2019 at 10.00am

made in clay by hand - creasing tiles

Clay Creasing Tiles

Handmade in Great BritainTudor Roof Tiles Ornamental tile types

Tudor handmade clay red creasing tiles used to corbel an overhang detail.

Tudor handmade plain clay tiles used as the under cloaking at the verge.

A roof completed using Tudor handmade clay roof tiles. What links all these elements together? Tudor tiles of course.

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If your next roof needs English handmade clay peg tiles, give Tudor a call 01797 320202. All made right here in Britain in Kent.

Tudor Roof Tiles Kent peg Tiles

by Tudor Roof Tiles
Posted on October 10th 2019 at 08.00am

underside view Tudor Roof Tiles peg tiles showing wooden pegs

Underside of Peg Tiles

Made in Great Britain

Handmade clay peg tiles used in a very traditional way, give a view that would have been very familiar to roofers of yesteryear.

For centuries, clay peg tiles hung from wooden battens or lathes, using wooden pegs would have been the norm.

The use of modern insulation and breather membranes means we rarely see the simplistic beauty of this very old form of roof tiling.

The process of hand making clay peg tiles has changed little over the years allowing conservation projects to be roofed in a sympathetic manner.

If your next roof needs English handmade clay peg tiles, give Tudor a call 01797 320202. All made right here in Britain in Kent.

underside view - Tudor Roof Tiles peg tile

Tudor roof tiles manufacture handmade Kent Peg Tiles to match all the standard tile colours in their range.

Tudor Roof Tiles Valleys and Gables

by Tudor Roof Tiles
Posted on August 18th 2019 at 08.00am

Valleys & Gables

Tudor Roof Tiles valley tile

Valley Tiles

Before deciding to use valley tiles consideration must be given to the roof pitches either side of the valley.

Generally a pitch differential of up to 5 degrees can be overcome, and valley tiles can be used. Beyond this an alternative type of valley and material must be chosen.

Tudor make handmade clay valley tiles to match all of our standard tile colours at our factory in Kent.

Tudor Roof Tiles gable tile

Gable Tiles

Handmade clay roof tiles have been used in London and the South of England for many centuries.

The introduction of Gables or Tile and Half came much later.

Gables are primarily used to achieve the half bond across the span of the roof. They are also used to cut in on valley and hips details.

Occasionally you can still come across buildings due for a re-roof where half tiles or cut pieces were used.

These can be a very weak area on the roof, as they are mostly found at the verges, where they are prone to be dislodged by high winds due to their lack of fixing or deterioration of the mortar. Where possible these cut pieces should be replaced during the re-tiling by a gable tile which offers much more security and better weathering properties.

Tudor roof tiles manufacture handmade gables to match all the standard tile colours in their range. Handmade in Kent.

Tudor Roof Tiles ornamental range

by Tudor Roof Tiles
Posted on July 30th 2019 at 10.00 am


Tudor Roof Tiles Ornamental tile types

So you think we only do ornamental Club Tiles?

Over the years, we have made many bespoke variations of 'ornamental tiles' to match customer requirements, and even very rare Fishscale tiles and Castle tiles.

The picture above shows our standard range, all available in any of our standard colours.

From L to R-

Snubnose, Fishtail, Bullnose, Club, Double Shouldered Club, Diamond and Arrowhead.

Ridge Tile Selection for Clay Rooftile Roofs

by Tudor Roof Tiles
Posted on July 25th 2019 at 14.00 pm

Ridge Tiles

Tudor Roof Tiles Clay Ridge Types

Ridge selection is often based on aesthetics. But the performance of the ridges is critical to the integrity of any roof.

Third round ridges (seen here on the left), are often used in place of traditional bonnet hips.

Half round ridges (far right) offer greater weather protection, and generally use less mortar on traditional roofs.

Hogs back ridges (center) generally work well on roof pitches between 40 and 45 degrees.

We have come across projects where the use of hogs back ridges has not been possible because of their lack of height clearance. So whether they are mortared down, dry fixed, or a combination of both, choosing the right ridge is an important consideration.

Tudor handmade ridges are available in all of our standard colours to match your tile choice.... .

Additionally, baby ridges and mono ridges are part of our standard range of fittings, all made in Lydd Kent..... contact us for details

telephone office on 01796 320202 or click HERE for area managers details.

Grade II Listed Property Restored

by Tudor Roof Tiles
Posted on July 22nd 2019 at 14.00 pm

Firs House

firs_house from Tudor Roof Tiles on Vimeo.

Following a devastating fire at Firs House in Worcestershire left this beautiful grade 2 listed property without a roof or upper floor bedroom

Under the directions of historic building experts Nick Joyce Architects this 16th Century property was restored to it's former glory.

Tudor Roof Tiles were chosen to provide the genuine 'made in England' clay tiles for the roof covering, in order to stay as true to the original as possible.

With all tiles made by hand, the existing size of tiles were able to be fully replicated, but each tile meets all 21st Century quality and durability criteria.

nja website

London to Athens Bicycle Ride

by Tudor Roof Tiles
Posted on June 12th 2019 at 10.00 pm

Justin Sollis and Steven Lock

justin sollis bike ride 2019

Tudor admire roofer Justin Sollis on his London to Athens bike ride for charity

Justin Sollis is attempting to do a 2,000+ mile bicycle ride from London to Athens in a 3 week time-frame.

Accompanied only by fellow bicycle enthusiast Steven Lock, they are currently in Italy having started on June 1st 2019. With only the equipment and needs they carry with them on their bikes, this feat of endurance is being done to raise funds for their charities.

“I am in awe of these two men, and absolutely admire their physical strength and mental determination. To ride over 2,000 miles, at a rate of 60 to 100 miles per day, for no greater self benefit than their own pride, and without any publicity, puts me to shame when I consider my own lack of exercise and widening girth.” says Paul Lythgoe, Managing Director at Tudor Roof Tiles.

A long time user of Tudor Roof Tiles, Justin clearly shows his praise of Tudor by wearing our logo proudly on his T-shirt. Thank you Justin and Steven.

Tudor Roof Tiles Announce Promotion of Lawrence Cooper

by Tudor Roof Tiles
Posted on June 1st 2019 at 08.00 am

Sales Director

Tudor Roof Tiles Sales Director

Tudor has promoted Lawrence Cooper to the Board of Directors in the position of Sales Director.

Lawrence has been with the company for fourteen years, firstly as Area Sales Manager, and then with the added role of Business Development Manager, and his promotion follows his success in those roles.

With extensive graphic design experience gained from having his own Company in the Design and Print industry, Lawrence has also spearheaded Tudor's marketing artwork and is the creator of the company brochures, logo and Flickr gallery since 2005.

“I am delighted to be able to promote Lawrence to this role, further strengthening our Board of Directors and I look forward to him being involed in the strategic growth and continued success of the business in the future,” says Paul Lythgoe, Managing Director at Tudor Roof Tiles.

Lawrence will continue to provide the high level of attention and service that customers in the South and South West of England have always benefited from, and he can be contacted on 07850 884 655.

Cure For Hangover!

by Tudor Roof Tiles
Posted on April 14th 2019 at 08.00 am

Barnet Physic Well

Tudor Roof Tiles on barnet physic well
photo supplied by Barnet Museum

Barnet Physic Well is a mineral water spring which was thought to have therapeutic qualities.

In the 17th century a resident well-keeper was appointed to supervised the use of the spring and by 1663, Barnet's water was being sold in pubs on the Strand by the barrel.

Samuel Pepys visited in 1664 to try the water, and found 'many people a-drinking'. In 1800 it was still declared that the water 'cleansed the system, cleared the skin and cured hangovers

Last year Barnet Physic Well underwent extensive refurbishment work, including re-roofing using Tudor's medium antique tiles. The wellhouse and was officially reopened by the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Reuben Thompstone, on 20 November 2018.

read more Barnet Museum link

Tudor Roof Tiles on the telly.

by Tudor Roof Tiles
Posted on March 27th 2019 at 10.00 am

Tudor tiles helping to transform an 'ugly house to lovely house'

Tudor Roof Tiles on ugly house to lovely house

'Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke' is back on Thursday nights at 8pm on Channel 4.

The third episode of the current series is this Thursday 28th March and features the Saffron Walden build, where Tudor's handmade clay plain tiles are used to transform the exterior of the featured property


Channel 4 - 8.0pm - Thursday 28th March 2019

Each episode goes live with a link from the Channel 4 website just after the programme is transmitted

Channel 4 link

Ecclesiastical & Heritage World Showcase Tudor Roof Tiles AGAIN !!

by Tudor Roof Tiles

Posted on March 2th 2019 at 10.00 am

Tudor Roof Tiles scoops a win in the Pitched Roofing Awards

Tudor Roof Tiles scoops another award

A really good article on Tudor's award win in the latest issue of Ecclesiastical and Heritage World Magazine - 'Tudor Roof Tiles scoops a win in the Pitched Roofing Awards'.

As a leading and very respected ecclesiastical magazine, their praise and promotion of Tudor's achievements are significant, and greatfully received.

Read article at Ecclesiastical & Heritage World.

Starting the 2019 exports off with pride.

by Tudor Roof Tiles

Posted on january 16th 2019 at 22.01 PM

Tudor Roof Tiles export to Holland

Promoted by Leikon Dak BV in Holland, Tudor Roof Tile's Medium Antique have been chosen as handmade tile of choice for a 60,000 tile house and stables new build project.
Hans van Loon owner of Leikon for 30 years, is an acknowleged expert in pitched roof coverings, and has a passion for hand made products. "Things of beauty should be seen more in life" is how he describes his promotion of hand made tiles

Many thanks to all concerned, and we look forward to giving the next Dutch driver a strong cup of tea.

Leikon website

Ecclesiastical World Showcase Tudor Roof Tiles

by Tudor Roof Tiles

Posted on january 10th 2019 at 13.59 PM

Tudor Roof Tiles acclaimed by Ecclesiastical World magazine

Tudor Roof Tiles have helped many churches restore their roofs over the recent years. Many have required bespoke sized tiles to replicate the original roof covering.

Many thanks go to Ecclesiastical & Heritage World magazine for applauding us.

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Barbour ABI Showcase Tudor Roof Tiles

by Tudor Roof Tiles

Posted on December 27th 2018 at 12.50 PM

tudor tiles acclaimed by Barbour

Long time advocates of Tudor Roof Tiles, Barbour ABI herald the fact of Tudor wining Best roofing product award for the 2nd time.

Many thanks go to Barbour for their continued exposure for Tudor Roof Tiles.

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Pitched Roofing Award Winner

by Tudor Roof Tiles

Posted on December 2nd 2018 at 10:00 PM

tudor tiles wins award

Following from the success of winning a Build It Award last month, we have now been showcased by RCI (Roofing, Cladding & Insulation) magazine in their Pitched Roofing Awards, which celebrate and reward best practice and excellence within the pitched roofing sector. Tudor were chosen as winners of the ‘Commercial Property Application Using Roof Tiles’.

The installation team at Avonside Roofing Letchworth did a fantastic job using Tudor’s tiles, and were also showcased by this award. Once again, we are honoured to receive this RCI accolade!

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Very Proud Factory Manager

by Tudor Roof Tiles

Posted on 26th November 2018 at 11.25 am

tudor tiles factory manager

Will McGinnis is the most important man at Tudor Roof Tiles when you want tiles made to a specific size or shape.
Often working with architects drawings, Will is responsible for making prototypes and then the final finished products.
Working at Tudor from 1991 his dedication shows, as time after time he goes above and beyond just doing a job, because he cares about the customer.
The Build It award given to Tudor this year is an absolute reminder of Will and his team's achievement.

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Dude and Arnette

by Tudor Roof Tiles

Posted on December 17th 2018 at 2.00 pm

oast house refurbishment using Tudor Roof Tiles

Widely aclaimed Oast house specialists Dude & Arnette Ltd. are again using Tudor Roof Tiles to bring anoth magnificent property back to it's former splendor.
Thank you guys

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Build It Award Winners 2014 + 2018

by Tudor Roof Tiles

Posted on 16th November 2018 at 7.00 am

bespoke Tudor Roof Tiles handmade Tudor Roof Tiles

Over the past few years, I have twice been asked by my team to submit Tudor roof tiles for consideration in the Build It magazine awards. The first submission was in 2014, and was presenting Tudor’s traditional Handmade clay tiles. WE WON !
The second submission was this year (2018), and presented Tudor’s ability to Hand make clay roof tiles to bespoke sizes and designs. WE WON !!
We showed that Tudor were able to react without any delay, producing prototypes and then actual production. We achieved this in far less time than quoted by competitors, and were on average up to 40% cheaper in price. So … this is all due to the excellent team we have at Tudor Roof Tiles, so my thanks to you all. You deserve these industry wide aclaims.

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