About Redland Plain Clay Tiles
Redland is a brand of the worldwide Braas Monier Building Group. With operations in 36 countries and over 100 production sites, Braas Monier is the leading worldwide supplier of pitched roofing materials. Operating in the UK and Ireland their goal is to deliver high quality roofing solutions that perfectly match their customers’ expectations.
Rosemary clay classic
The Rosemary name is synonymous with clay plain tiles, adding distinction and character to pitched roofs for over 175 years. Today, a range of single and cross-camber tiles combine the quality of hand-crafted clay with the reliability of modern machine-made techniques. Produced from the finest clays, Rosemary is offered in a range of weathered, brindled and single colours that create striking and attractive roofs.
Rosemary clay craftsman
A unique manufacturing process on a bespoke production line enables these tiles to be produced with a heritage look while maintaining all the attributes and strength of a brand new tile.
Two colours are initially available. Each has fine orange-red sanding over the surface and random black patterning to imitate a weathered look. The tile has a textured surface and underside combined with textured and sanded sides and front edge. Other characteristics are the irregular front edge distortion and varying hanging length. All these features combine to accurately replicate the look of genuine handmade clay tiles.
About Plain Tiles
The plain tile is a premium rectangular flat tile measuring a standard size of 265mm x165mm which was set by King Edward iV in 1477 and is the same today. Traditionally handmade, giving every little plain tile its own character adding a rich texture to the roof in both colour and shape, with a single or double camber, however due to manufacturing developments more commonly plain tiles are machine made to have a hand made appearance with a reduced cost.
Plain tiles are laid in a broken bond pattern and are double lapped, due to their size, the number of tiles per m2, the weight, and the labour required is much greater than an alternative larger tile.