Ashbury – Handmade Clay Tiles

The texture and colours that constitute the beauty of our best English clay roofs can only be achieved by making tiles by hand, by traditional methods used for hundreds of years.

The traditional Hoffman kilns we use are renowned as the best for firing hand made tiles because of slight temperature variation within the chambers resulting in natural variations in colour.

Without compromising the benefits of the traditional methods, a degree of modern technology and practice are now incorporated into the process to ensure the finished products meet the demanding European quality standards. Particular effort is made in the preparation of the clay from weathering to the time it is cut into oversized “bats” ready for the tile maker.

Our craftsmen form and shape each tile individually, before they are dried and backed, guaranteeing that no two tiles will ever be the same, producing that texture and subtle colour variation for our finished roof.

Handmade

  • Multi

    The Multi is based on the reds, heathers and a few dark and orange tiles, but the key to our flagship colour blend is the natural variations caused by traditional firing methods ensuring no two tiles are the same colour or shape and the shades merge into each other, thus avoiding that contrived look, often seen when single colour tiles are mixed on site. At Lifestiles we only want you to have the roof you require. This means that you can edit your “multi mix” to suit your personal taste. The second feature here shows the multi tile but with the orange taken out, this is labelled Ascot. So if you like the concept of the multi mix but have a specific idea please simply contact one of my team and we can make your own bespoke roof, all of which will be pre-mixed at the factory especially for you. The Lifestiles handmade clay roof tile is one of the few genuinely handmade clay roof tiles available on the market today. The Lifestiles handmade tile is also known as The Ashbury®, in some areas of the country. The beautiful clay tile offers individuality in appearance and a blend that recreates the look of yesteryear. Its timeless nature and lasting quality means the Lifestiles handmade clay roof tiles are an ideal solution for new build, renovation or restoration projects and our variety of carefully selected blends makes it the perfect choice. Their manufacture is traditional with each tile being produced by hand. The handmade tile cannot be produced by machinery - the distinctive shades and slight variations of size, camber and texture give the unique appearance so sought after in these days of mass production. All the handmade roof tiles are produced in a custom built production facility in Poland, which combines traditional manufacturing skills and firing techniques essential to keep the character of a handmade clay tile, with modern drying facilities and temperature control systems vital to maintain the quality necessary for the UK climate. The tiles are tested in our on-site laboratory throughout their production ensuring they meet the rigorous standards required to meet the relevant British and new European standards. The whole procedure is under the EU guidelines and the product is CE marked and has Declaration of performance certification (a requirement of all the leading roofing and building merchants), and factory guarantee for 30 years. All of this information and associated certification is available in the technical area of this website. [sf_modal header="Request a sample" link_type="button" link_text="Modal link" btn_colour="accent" btn_type="standard" btn_size="large" btn_icon="ss-star" btn_text="Request a sample"] [contact-form-7 id="66" title="Request a sample"] [/sf_modal]
  • Restoration

    A blend of blacks and browns combined with the irregularity of shape give the Restoration the appearance of an already weathered subtly textured roof. We at Lifestiles are so driven for you to have the exact roof for your dream home or produce the best match for an existing building. The second showcase here shows a bespoke mix of Restoration and handmade brown. (The mix is 70% Restoration and 30% brown labelled as Rotherfield) So if you love the restoration handmade tile but want to add another colour in please pick up the phone or email one of my team. Any bespoke mix such as this at Rotherfield is mixed at the factory to the exact instructions you require. The Lifestiles handmade clay roof tile is one of the few genuinely handmade clay roof tiles available on the market today. The Lifestiles handmade tile is also known as The Ashbury®, in some areas of the country. The beautiful clay tile offers individuality in appearance and a blend that recreates the look of yesteryear. Its timeless nature and lasting quality means the Lifestiles handmade clay roof tiles are an ideal solution for new build, renovation or restoration projects and our variety of carefully selected blends makes it the perfect choice. Their manufacture is traditional with each tile being produced by hand. The handmade tile cannot be produced by machinery - the distinctive shades and slight variations of size, camber and texture give the unique appearance so sought after in these days of mass production. All the handmade roof tiles are produced in a custom built production facility in Poland, which combines traditional manufacturing skills and firing techniques essential to keep the character of a handmade clay tile, with modern drying facilities and temperature control systems vital to maintain the quality necessary for the UK climate. The tiles are tested in our on-site laboratory throughout their production ensuring they meet the rigorous standards required to meet the relevant British and new European standards. The whole procedure is under the EU guidelines and the product is CE marked and has Declaration of performance certification (a requirement of all the leading roofing and building merchants), and factory guarantee for 30 years. All of this information and associated certification is available in the technical area of this website. [sf_modal header="Request a sample" link_type="button" link_text="Modal link" btn_colour="accent" btn_type="standard" btn_size="large" btn_icon="ss-star" btn_text="Request a sample"] [contact-form-7 id="66" title="Request a sample"] [/sf_modal]
  • Lifestiles - Handmade Red Clay Roof Tiles

    Red

    Although the Red is essentially one colour it has subtle shade variations caused by the traditional firing methods. Ideal for vertical tiling or equally pitched roofing if you prefer to let the elements weather your roof naturally. At Lifestiles we only want you to have the roof you require. This means that you can mix and match your favourite tiles together, to suit your personal taste. The second feature here shows the Orange, Red and Heather handmade tiles pre-mixed together, forming a bespoke mix, this is labelled Chichester. So if you like the concept of mixing tile colours together and have a specific idea please simply contact one of my team and we can make your own bespoke roof, all of which will be pre-mixed at the factory especially for you. The Lifestiles handmade red clay roof tile is one of the few genuinely handmade clay roof tiles available on the market today. The Lifestiles handmade tile is also known as The Ashbury®, in some areas of the country. The beautiful tile offers individuality in appearance and a blend that recreates the look of yesteryear. Its timeless nature and lasting quality means our handmade range of clay roof tiles are an ideal solution for new build, renovation or restoration projects and our variety of carefully selected blends makes it the perfect choice. Their manufacture is traditional with each tile being produced by hand. The tile cannot be produced by machinery - the distinctive shades and slight variations of size, camber and texture give the unique appearance so sought after in these days of mass production. All the handmade roof tiles are produced in a custom built production facility in Poland, which combines traditional manufacturing skills and firing techniques essential to keep the character of a handmade clay tile, with modern drying facilities and temperature control systems vital to maintain the quality necessary for the UK climate. The tiles are tested in our on-site laboratory throughout their production ensuring they meet the rigorous standards required to meet the relevant British and new European standards. The whole procedure is under the EU guidelines and the product is CE marked and has Declaration of performance certification (a requirement of all the leading roofing and building merchants), and factory guarantee for 30 years. All of this information and associated certification is available in the technical area of this website. [sf_modal header="Request a sample" link_type="button" link_text="Modal link" btn_colour="accent" btn_type="standard" btn_size="large" btn_icon="ss-star" btn_text="Request a sample"] [contact-form-7 id="66" title="Request a sample"] [/sf_modal]
  • Lifestiles - Handmade Heather Clay Roof Tiles
    Lifestiles - Handmade Heather Clay Roof Tiles

    Heather

    The Heather gives the finished roof-scape a deep blend of dark reds with a hint of burgundy. The beautiful heather colour is widely seen throughout the UK and seems to compliment the various stone and bricks used here fantastically. At Lifestiles we only want you to have the roof you require. This means that you can mix and match your favourite tiles together, to suit your personal taste. The second feature here shows the Orange, Red and Heather handmade tiles pre-mixed together, forming a bespoke mix, this is labelled Chichester. So if you like the concept of mixing tile colours together and have a specific idea please simply contact one of my team and we can make your own bespoke roof, all of which will be pre-mixed at the factory especially for you. The Lifestiles handmade clay roof tile is one of the few genuinely handmade clay roof tiles available on the market today. The Lifestiles handmade tile is also known as The Ashbury®, in some areas of the country. The beautiful clay tile offers individuality in appearance and a blend that recreates the look of yesteryear. Its timeless nature and lasting quality means the Lifestiles handmade clay roof tiles are an ideal solution for new build, renovation or restoration projects and our variety of carefully selected blends makes it the perfect choice. Their manufacture is traditional with each tile being produced by hand. The handmade tile cannot be produced by machinery - the distinctive shades and slight variations of size, camber and texture give the unique appearance so sought after in these days of mass production. All the handmade roof tiles are produced in a custom built production facility in Poland, which combines traditional manufacturing skills and firing techniques essential to keep the character of a handmade clay tile, with modern drying facilities and temperature control systems vital to maintain the quality necessary for the UK climate. The tiles are tested in our on-site laboratory throughout their production ensuring they meet the rigorous standards required to meet the relevant British and new European standards. The whole procedure is under the EU guidelines and the product is CE marked and has Declaration of performance certification (a requirement of all the leading roofing and building merchants), and factory guarantee for 30 years. All of this information and associated certification is available in the technical area of this website. [sf_modal header="Request a sample" link_type="button" link_text="Modal link" btn_colour="accent" btn_type="standard" btn_size="large" btn_icon="ss-star" btn_text="Request a sample"] [contact-form-7 id="66" title="Request a sample"] [/sf_modal]
  • Brown Roof Tiles | Handmade Brown Clay Roof Tiles
    Brown Roof Tiles | Handmade Brown Clay Roof Tiles

    Brown

    If you are looking for a roof finish that is more matured than some of the red-based colours but not too dark, then the Brown is the tile for you. We at Lifestiles are so driven for you to have the exact roof for your dream home or produce the best match for an existing building. The second showcase here shows a bespoke mix of restoration and handmade rown. (The mix is 70% Restoration and 30% brown labelled as Rotherfield). So if you love the restoration handmade tile but want to add another colour in please pick up the phone or email one of my team. Any bespoke mix such as this at Rotherfield is mixed at the factory to the exact instructions you require. The Lifestiles handmade clay roof tile is one of the few genuinely handmade clay roof tiles available on the market today. The Lifestiles handmade tile is also known as The Ashbury®, in some areas of the country. The beautiful clay tile offers individuality in appearance and a blend that recreates the look of yesteryear. Its timeless nature and lasting quality means the Lifestiles handmade clay roof tiles are an ideal solution for new build, renovation or restoration projects and our variety of carefully selected blends makes it the perfect choice. Their manufacture is traditional with each tile being produced by hand. The handmade tile cannot be produced by machinery - the distinctive shades and slight variations of size, camber and texture give the unique appearance so sought after in these days of mass production. All the handmade roof tiles are produced in a custom built production facility in Poland, which combines traditional manufacturing skills and firing techniques essential to keep the character of a handmade clay tile, with modern drying facilities and temperature control systems vital to maintain the quality necessary for the UK climate. The tiles are tested in our on-site laboratory throughout their production ensuring they meet the rigorous standards required to meet the relevant British and new European standards. The whole procedure is under the EU guidelines and the product is CE marked and has Declaration of performance certification (a requirement of all the leading roofing and building merchants), and factory guarantee for 30 years. All of this information and associated certification is available in the technical area of this website. [sf_modal header="Request a sample" link_type="button" link_text="Modal link" btn_colour="accent" btn_type="standard" btn_size="large" btn_icon="ss-star" btn_text="Request a sample"] [contact-form-7 id="66" title="Request a sample"] [/sf_modal]
  • Lifestiles - Handmade Orange Clay Roof Tiles
    Lifestiles - Handmade Orange Clay Roof Tiles

    Orange

    A rich orange colour likened to Sussex Wealden clay, the Orange tiles are more commonly used as hanging tiles or to mix in with our other hand made colours to suit specific project requirements. At Lifestiles we only want you to have the roof you require. This means that you can mix and match your favourite tiles together, to suit your personal taste. The second feature here shows the Orange, Red and Heather handmade tiles pre-mixed together, forming a bespoke mix, this is labelled Chichester. So if you like the concept of mixing tile colours together and have a specific idea please simply contact one of my team and we can make your own bespoke roof, all of which will be pre-mixed at the factory especially for you. The Lifestiles handmade clay roof tile is one of the few genuinely handmade clay roof tiles available on the market today. The Lifestiles handmade tile is also known as The Ashbury®, in some areas of the country. The beautiful clay tile offers individuality in appearance and a blend that recreates the look of yesteryear. Its timeless nature and lasting quality means the Lifestiles handmade clay roof tiles are an ideal solution for new build, renovation or restoration projects and our variety of carefully selected blends makes it the perfect choice. Their manufacture is traditional with each tile being produced by hand. The handmade tile cannot be produced by machinery - the distinctive shades and slight variations of size, camber and texture give the unique appearance so sought after in these days of mass production. All the handmade roof tiles are produced in a custom built production facility in Poland, which combines traditional manufacturing skills and firing techniques essential to keep the character of a handmade clay tile, with modern drying facilities and temperature control systems vital to maintain the quality necessary for the UK climate. The tiles are tested in our on-site laboratory throughout their production ensuring they meet the rigorous standards required to meet the relevant British and new European standards. The whole procedure is under the EU guidelines and the product is CE marked and has Declaration of performance certification (a requirement of all the leading roofing and building merchants), and factory guarantee for 30 years. All of this information and associated certification is available in the technical area of this website. [sf_modal header="Request a sample" link_type="button" link_text="Modal link" btn_colour="accent" btn_type="standard" btn_size="large" btn_icon="ss-star" btn_text="Request a sample"] [contact-form-7 id="66" title="Request a sample"] [/sf_modal]  
  • Lifestiles - Handmade Berkshire Clay Roof Tiles
    Lifestiles - Handmade Berkshire Clay Roof Tiles

    Berkshire

    Initially designed specifically for this county, the Berkshire is now widely used through the South East often as a reclaimed tile substitute. With its orange base colour and random black "sootiness", you have all the benefits of a new tile but with the appearance of an old weathered tile. The Lifestiles handmade clay roof tile is one of the few genuinely handmade clay roof tiles available on the market today. The Lifestiles handmade tile is also known as The Ashbury®, in some areas of the country. The beautiful clay tile offers individuality in appearance and a blend that recreates the look of yesteryear. Its timeless nature and lasting quality means the Lifestiles handmade clay roof tiles are an ideal solution for new build, renovation or restoration projects and our variety of carefully selected blends makes it the perfect choice. Their manufacture is traditional with each tile being produced by hand. The handmade tile cannot be produced by machinery - the distinctive shades and slight variations of size, camber and texture give the unique appearance so sought after in these days of mass production. All the handmade roof tiles are produced in a custom built production facility in Poland, which combines traditional manufacturing skills and firing techniques essential to keep the character of a handmade clay tile, with modern drying facilities and temperature control systems vital to maintain the quality necessary for the UK climate. The tiles are tested in our on-site laboratory throughout their production ensuring they meet the rigorous standards required to meet the relevant British and new European standards. The whole procedure is under the EU guidelines and the product is CE marked and has Declaration of performance certification (a requirement of all the leading roofing and building merchants), and factory guarantee for 30 years. All of this information and associated certification is available in the technical area of this website. [sf_modal header="Request a sample" link_type="button" link_text="Modal link" btn_colour="accent" btn_type="standard" btn_size="large" btn_icon="ss-star" btn_text="Request a sample"] [contact-form-7 id="66" title="Request a sample"] [/sf_modal]
  • Lifestiles - Handmade Wiltshire Clay Roof Tiles
    Lifestiles - Handmade Wiltshire Clay Roof Tiles

    Wiltshire

    A similar principle to the Berkshire, the Wiltshire has a red base colour with random black "soot" stains which gives an attractive weathered look to the roof without looking contrived. The Lifestiles handmade clay roof tile is one of the few genuinely handmade clay roof tiles available on the market today. The Lifestiles handmade tile is also known as The Ashbury®, in some areas of the country. The beautiful clay tile offers individuality in appearance and a blend that recreates the look of yesteryear. Its timeless nature and lasting quality means the Lifestiles handmade clay roof tiles are an ideal solution for new build, renovation or restoration projects and our variety of carefully selected blends makes it the perfect choice. Their manufacture is traditional with each tile being produced by hand. The handmade tile cannot be produced by machinery - the distinctive shades and slight variations of size, camber and texture give the unique appearance so sought after in these days of mass production. All the handmade roof tiles are produced in a custom built production facility in Poland, which combines traditional manufacturing skills and firing techniques essential to keep the character of a handmade clay tile, with modern drying facilities and temperature control systems vital to maintain the quality necessary for the UK climate. The tiles are tested in our on-site laboratory throughout their production ensuring they meet the rigorous standards required to meet the relevant British and new European standards. The whole procedure is under the EU guidelines and the product is CE marked and has Declaration of performance certification (a requirement of all the leading roofing and building merchants), and factory guarantee for 30 years. All of this information and associated certification is available in the technical area of this website. [sf_modal header="Request a sample" link_type="button" link_text="Modal link" btn_colour="accent" btn_type="standard" btn_size="large" btn_icon="ss-star" btn_text="Request a sample"] [contact-form-7 id="66" title="Request a sample"] [/sf_modal]  
  • Lifestiles - Handmade Oakhurst Clay Roof Tiles
    Lifestiles - Handmade Oakhurst Clay Roof Tiles

    Oakhurst

    Essentially a brown tile with random darker surface variation designed to simulate a weathered tile. The overall appearance is of a mature aged rustic roof. The Lifestiles handmade clay roof tile is one of the few genuinely handmade clay roof tiles available on the market today. The Lifestiles handmade tile is also known as The Ashbury®, in some areas of the country. The beautiful clay tile offers individuality in appearance and a blend that recreates the look of yesteryear. Its timeless nature and lasting quality means the Lifestiles handmade clay roof tiles are an ideal solution for new build, renovation or restoration projects and our variety of carefully selected blends makes it the perfect choice. Their manufacture is traditional with each tile being produced by hand. The handmade tile cannot be produced by machinery - the distinctive shades and slight variations of size, camber and texture give the unique appearance so sought after in these days of mass production. All the handmade roof tiles are produced in a custom built production facility in Poland, which combines traditional manufacturing skills and firing techniques essential to keep the character of a handmade clay tile, with modern drying facilities and temperature control systems vital to maintain the quality necessary for the UK climate. The tiles are tested in our on-site laboratory throughout their production ensuring they meet the rigorous standards required to meet the relevant British and new European standards. The whole procedure is under the EU guidelines and the product is CE marked and has Declaration of performance certification (a requirement of all the leading roofing and building merchants), and factory guarantee for 30 years. All of this information and associated certification is available in the technical area of this website. [sf_modal header="Request a sample" link_type="button" link_text="Modal link" btn_colour="accent" btn_type="standard" btn_size="large" btn_icon="ss-star" btn_text="Request a sample"] [contact-form-7 id="66" title="Request a sample"] [/sf_modal]
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    Bespoke

    As well as the Multi we can supply any combination of the above colours to suit your requirements, giving you the opportunity to create your own individual and unique roof. Depending on the number of colours selected and quantity of tiles the bespoke blend can be pre-mixed at the factory at no extra charge, thus ensuring a totally random mix and moving the emphasis away from the roofer contractor to lay the tiles in the correct proportions. The Lifestiles handmade clay roof tile is one of the few genuinely handmade clay roof tiles available on the market today. The Lifestiles handmade tile is also known as The Ashbury®, in some areas of the country. The beautiful clay tile offers individuality in appearance and a blend that recreates the look of yesteryear. Its timeless nature and lasting quality means the Lifestiles handmade clay roof tiles are an ideal solution for new build, renovation or restoration projects and our variety of carefully selected blends makes it the perfect choice. Their manufacture is traditional with each tile being produced by hand. The handmade tile cannot be produced by machinery - the distinctive shades and slight variations of size, camber and texture give the unique appearance so sought after in these days of mass production. All the handmade roof tiles are produced in a custom built production facility in Poland, which combines traditional manufacturing skills and firing techniques essential to keep the character of a handmade clay tile, with modern drying facilities and temperature control systems vital to maintain the quality necessary for the UK climate. The tiles are tested in our on-site laboratory throughout their production ensuring they meet the rigorous standards required to meet the relevant British and new European standards. The whole procedure is under the EU guidelines and the product is CE marked and has Declaration of performance certification (a requirement of all the leading roofing and building merchants), and factory guarantee for 30 years. All of this information and associated certification is available in the technical area of this website. [sf_modal header="Request a sample" link_type="button" link_text="Modal link" btn_colour="accent" btn_type="standard" btn_size="large" btn_icon="ss-star" btn_text="Request a sample"] [contact-form-7 id="66" title="Request a sample"] [/sf_modal]  
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