Old Red

Old Red

Traditionally, all tiles would have been made with clay local to the works and fired red without enhancing the colour with any pigments. It is only in recent years that we have tried to simulate weathered tiles.

The Woburn Old Red is the perfect example of these original uncomplicated fired tiles – simply red except for subtle colour variation caused by slight temperature differences in the kiln.

Throw them on the roof and leave the weather to do the rest!

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Expert Advice

You can use handmade clay plain tiles if the pitch of your roof is between 40˚ and 90˚ and they are fixed in accordance with the British Standard Code of Practice for Slating & Tiling BS 5534: 2014. However, if your roof pitch is lower than 40˚, please contact us with details of your requirements  and it is very possible we can offer a solution to guarantee the use of handmade plain tiles down to pitch as low as 17.5˚.

Our handmade clay plain tiles are used extensively across the UK on refurbishments and new builds alike. Our tiles are widely accepted in Conservation Areas and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are regularly used on Churches, Historic and Listed Buildings, etc.

Technical Info




Minimum roof pitch



Headlap (minimum)



Batten spacing at maximum gauge



Size of tile

265 x 165mm

265 x 165mm

Covering capacity

60.0 tiles per m²

53.0 tiles per m²

Cover width



Weight as laid

82.5 kg per m²

72.9 kg per m²

Battens per m²



Batten size

38 x 25mm

38 x 25mm

Nail size/ type for tiles

38 x 3.35mm alloy clout

38 x 3.35mm alloy clout

Product Info

All tiles comply with C E Marking to British and European Standard BS EN 1304, which legislates for externally tested and verified quality of roof tiles. The tiles are independently tested to the following standards by Lucideon (approved by UKAS and the British Standards Institute):

Determination of Impermeability : BSEN 539-1:2005 Method 2 & BSEN 1304:2005

Determination of Flexural Strength : BSEN 538:1994

Determination of Frost Resistance : BSEN 539-2:2013


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