Concrete tiles were introduced in the 1950’s as a cost effective alternative to clay tiles and have become one of the most popular choice of roof covering across the UK. Developed and produced to imitate the clay tile, offering longevity, durability, and versatility. There is a vast choice of tiles in different sizes, styles, colours and textures. Unlike clay tiles they do not improve in colour over time.
Similar to clay tiles, concrete tiles come in several formats:
Concrete plain tiles are the same size and shape as clay plain tiles and are available on colours that mimic the clay plain tiles appearance. The price of the concrete plain tile is generally less than the clay equivalent however the pigment of the colour in the concrete fades over time.
Concrete pantiles became available in the 1950’s, very similar to the design and size to the clay alternative, available as a single or double unit and are very popular due to reduced materials required and labour and time saving benefits making them a very cost effective roofing solution. Available in a wide range of profiles and colours.
The profile of a roman tiles design is a flat shape with a small roll running down the right hand side of the tile. Like pantiles they are available in single or double form.
The Modern interlocking tile is flat, smooth, single-lap interlocking design with a slate-like appearance enhanced by a broken bond laying pattern. Also available in a double format, or with a mock bond to give a small format appearance.