Ashdowne handcrafted clay plain tiles

Premium handcrafted look for the ultimate finish

  • The premium traditional handcrafted finish provides quality and beauty for a unique heritage finish
  • The mellow appearance and granular texture provide slight random irregularities giving each tile a unique character making each project truly singular and distinctive
  • A range of 2 colours available for design flexibility
  • A 'Very Good' certification for BES 6001 (all clay plain tiles)
  • Excellent environmental credentials including BES: 6001 and BRE Green Guide A+
  • A range of complementary fittings and accessories

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Ashdowne handcrafted clay tiles are available in two weathered colours making them the ideal choice in a refurbishment project or to enhance the beauty of a new build development and complement the surrounding area.

The traditional handcrafted finish ensures each and every project takes on a beauty and character of its own, no two handcrafted roofs are ever alike.

For extra versaltility why not consider combining and mixing the colour range to add extra warmth and texture to your project.

Accreditation to the BES 6001 framework standard for 'Responsible Sourcing' means that projects using our clay tiles can now achieve extra credits under BREEAM and The Code for Sustainable Homes. Click here to find out more.

If you would like to find out more about our truly complete roof system, underwritten by a 15 year warranty, please click here.

Size of Tile

265mm x 165mm

Minimum Pitch


Maximum Pitch


Minimum Headlap

65mm (roof)

37.5mm (vertical)

Maximum Gauge

100mm (roof)

115mm (vertical)

Cover Width

165mm (normal)

Covering Capacity

60 tiles/m ² at 100mm gauge (roof)

53 tiles/m ² at 115mm gauge (vertical)

Weight of Tiling

65kg/m ² (0.64 kN/m ² ) at 100mm gauge (roof)

57kg/m ² (0.56 kN/m ² ) at 115mm gauge (vertical)

Battens Required

10.0 lin.m/m ² at 100mm gauge (roof)

8.7 lin.m/m ² at 115mm gauge (vertical)

Batten Size Recommended

38 x 25mm for rafters/supports not exceeding 600mm centres

Tile Nails

38mm x 2.65mm

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Country of Production

Keele, UK

Environmental Management


Quality Management


Health and Safety Management


LCA study

Can achieve a BRE 'A+' rating


Cured in gas fired kilns

Raw materials

Clay, sand, pigments and additives


> 60 years


Can be crushed and used as aggregate and/or as an inert bulk fill

Embodied Carbon Rates
Measurement metric No per sq m  Headlap / gauge M₂ conversion
KgCO₂e 60 100 28
KgCO₂e  53 115 25
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