Tudor Roof Tiles

Clay roof tiles HANDMADE in England

Developed and Imported to North America by Northern Roof Tiles.

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About Us

What Tudor Do

Discover truely HANDMADE roof tiles from ENGLAND.

History

Peg tiles go back as far back as the 12th and 13th centuries, a time when every English town and village would have had its own clay brick and tile-maker.

Tile sizes varied from region to region until a Royal Charter of 1477 standardised sizes to 10½” x 6¼”, although Kent peg tiles typically remained at 10" x 6".

Down through the centuries, HANDMADE English tiles have been used by the great English architects and influential leaders of design movements.

William Morris, the founder of the Arts & Craft’s movement had HANDMADE tiles on his own home ‘The Red House’.

Sir Edwin Lutyens preferred tile over slate as did CFA Voysey and MH Baillie Scott, to name a few.

Follow in these great designers’ footsteps and consider truly HANDMADE tiles from the craftsmen at Tudor for your next project.

Credibility

Tudor is the largest independent handmade only clay roof tile manufacturer in England, and it's craftsmen use only the highest quality materials to create stunning traditional handmade clay tiles, which protect and enhance your property.

Tudor's handmade clay tiles are a high-quality option for any homeowner undertaking a heritage project or looking to create an authentic period feel on a new build

Made by hand in their South East of England factory, they are the roof tiles recommended by architects, planners and conservation officers

"Perfect for clients who wish to recreate the historic hand made look, whilst still having the dependability and guarantee of a new tested product.

Those who are looking to source English made materials that combine traditional aesthetics with modern quality standards will not be dissapointed."

Bespoke Designs

Northern Roof Tiles and Tudor Roof Tiles have worked together many times over the past 25 years.

Using each expertize, they have developed larger peg tiles to suit the North American market.

Additionally, tile edges can be 'distressed' by Tudor's craftsmen individually forming each edge during the final stage of the clay-work

Rest assured this extra work is done using the same personal skills and historic craftsmanship.

The Tudor tiles Northern are offering in 2021 are not just English style tiles, they are MADE IN ENGLAND, by English craftsmen, not by some robot.

Tudor & Northern can also make the custom shapes and sizes of tiles needed for circular towers, hips and ridges.

Basically if you can imagine it, Northern can design it and Tudor can make it!

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Making tiles

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Key Persons

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PAUL JOHN LYTHGOE

CEO Tudor

Paul is Tudor's Managing Director and has steered the company since 2001. Previous to this he worked 25 years in wall and floor tile manufacturing across the globe.

Paul said: “At Tudor, we really care about preserving the appearance of old roofs, or creating stunning new roofs, using genuinely handmade in England clay peg tiles."

“Our new larger 'North America' tiles, made to Northern's specifications, combine traditional features of old English peg tiles with an extra level of detailing and authenticity, which adds even more character, individuality and extra value to our already a much sought after peg tiles".

"As with all our products, these tiles are strengthened by advanced kiln firing techniques to give exceptional strength and durability.”

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Tomasz Solnica

Deputy CEO Tudor

Tom has recently joined Tudor and brings extra vitality and experience to the Tudor family.

Tom said: “I am delighted to be joining Tudor Roof Tiles, a company which is highly respected not only for the quality of its products, but for its customer focussed family values which align very closely to my own."

“Having spent most of my career in the building industry, working with merchants, contractors and developers, I strongly believe in the value of creating and growing strong customer relationships by adding value and delivering a personal service tailored to their requirements.”

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STUART MATTHEWS

Northern Roof Tiles CEO

Stuart is the founder of Northern Roof Tiles and has been in the roof tile business for close to 40 years

He has a passion for English tiles, and along with his two sons Adam & Simon, spreads the love in North America.

Staurt said: "Our enthusiasm for old roofs, our interest in architecture and especially the older buildings seen throughout rural England, has led us to not only appreciate their mellow beauty, but also develop ways in which they can be recreated today."

"We believe one should not see only the tiles but the roof as a magnificent whole."

By many hours of working together, Northern and Tudor are now able to provide not only great tiles, but also outstanding service.

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Why Us

A new roof is probably one of the most important purchases you will make for your home, so why compromise?

There are many valid reasons to choose Tudor Roof Tiles, but here are our top tips on how choosing Tudor’s handmade roof tiles could be one the best decisions you ever make!

English made

Traditional peg tile roofs have defined the English architectural landscape for many centuries. That is why at Tudor, we use native English clays, local sands and ancient handmaking techniques to continue our country’s age-old tradition of tile making. As we are located in Lydd, the home of the Kent Peg Tile, we offer our customers sustainable quality-controlled products, bespoke colours and sizes, backed by 'A*' rated customer support from both Northern Roof Tiles and Tudor Roof Tiles.

Individuality

The unique qualities of our handmade clay tiles are much sought-after by homeowners wanting to make their new roof a real design feature of their home. Our range of natural colours can be blended to enhance any style or age of property. As each tile has its own subtle variations of tone, camber and texture, they combine to make your roof truly individual and unique.

Historic authenticity

Down through the centuries, subject to a Royal Charter by King Edward IV’s in 1477, English HANDMADE tiles have been used by the greatest of English architects and influential leaders of design. William Morris, the founder of the Arts & Crafts movement had HANDMADE tiles on his own home ‘The Red House'. Sir Edwin Lutyens preferred tile over slate as did CFA Voysey and MH Baillie Scott to name a few. Made larger in size to suit North America style, Tudor still makes it's tiles to be as those favoured by these historical greats.

Award winning manufacturing company

In business reputation is everything! At Tudor we have an impeccable track record, based on many years of manufacturing experience and customer service. Our products, and the outstanding projects we are involved with, have been recognised not just by loyal customers, contractors and architects, but in a string of prestigious self-build, architectural and roofing industry awards.

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