Roof Tiles & Slates
From traditional concrete tiles to modern plastic tiles, you have an abundance of styles to choose from when using roof tiles. They also offer unrivaled durability, with tiles often offering a life expectancy in excess of 50 years. Our range of roof...
From traditional concrete tiles to modern plastic tiles, you have an abundance of styles to choose from when using roof tiles. They also offer unrivaled durability, with tiles often offering a life expectancy in excess of 50 years.
Our range of roofing tiles includes those manufactured by leading brands such as Redland, Britmet, Marley and Tapco. Each is designed to meet the requirements of various projects, whether you’re fitting them onto a low pitched roof or cladding the front of a home.
Whether you’re in search of traditional slate tiles or contemporary metal tiles, we have a solution for you. What’s more, many of our roofing tiles can be easily fitted by a handy homeowner as well as an experienced tradespeople.
Roof Tile Materials
Tiles for your roof are available in a range of materials. Each offers their own benefit and suit different budgets. Making them ideal for small garden buildings as well as large residential homes.
Due to their range of styles and superb durability, concrete tiles are amongst the most popular roofing materials. They also suit a wide variety of budgets, with costs ranging from approximately £10 to £50 per square meter. That's whether you choose Redland's minimalistic plain tile or Marley's bold pantile.
Clay roof tiles have been used on homes throughout the UK and overseas for centuries. They are suitable for both period and modern properties, with their warm colouring and stylish design adding kerb appeal to any property. This styling is the result of high-quality clay and years of refinement.
Extracted from quarries throughout Wales and Spain, slate tiles are renowned for their traditional appearance. They also provide incredible longevity, with them offering a lifespan of decades.
Metal roof tiles are produced from lightweight yet tough steel in most cases. This makes them ideal for low pitch roofs and, due to their size, far faster to install. They are also available in a variety of styles designed to mimic traditional roofing tiles, such as concrete and clay pantiles.
Produced from composite materials, plastic tiles are incredibly lightweight whilst still being highly durable. They are often used to achieve the traditional appearance of natural slates, without the excessive weight or complex fitting.
Roof Tile Styles
Roof tiles are available in a selection of styles and finishes. These include iconic profiles such as the double roman and pantile, with each being available in a selection of colours and finishes.
As one of the simplest styles available, plain tiles are used on a variety of properties across the UK. They are typically produced from concrete or clay and have a flat profile. Whilst they are perfect for roofing projects, many homeowners also choose to use them for cladding applications.
Featuring an S-shaped profile, pantile tiles offer a characterful yet minimalistic appearance. Available as concrete or clay tiles, they typically require a single lap and are suitable for lower pitches than many alternatives.
Double Roman Tiles
With a small round roll down the centre of the tile, double roman tiles are impactful yet simple. They can be seen on properties across the UK, with them being particularly common on homes in the South.
Roof Tile Cost
The cost of tiles can vary, with both material and style having an influence. It is also important to consider the installation time as well as the cost of your tiles. This is as some roof tiles, such as concrete, demand more time to be fitted than others, such as metal.
When calculating the cost of a tiled roof, you should also take into account the longevity of the product and maintenance it will require. Slate, clay, and concrete are more prone to cracks than metal and plastic.
Have More Questions About Our Roof Tiles?
If you have more questions about our range of tiles, simply speak to our team online or by telephone. With over 40 years of experience in roofing, we’ll help you choose the perfect solution for your project. We’ll also ensure you have all the necessary fixings and flashing to achieve a professional finish.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Roof Tiles?
Tiles are amongst the oldest type of roofing material. They have been used on villas, homes, and offices around the world since the 3rd millennium BC. They are, however, thought to have originated from the Greek city of Lerna.
Modern roof tiles are typically crafted from either concrete or slate. However, there is a growing selection of manmade alternatives that are manufactured from metal and plastic. These are ideal for low pitched roofs or those with a timber structure.
The primary benefit of roof tiles over other roofing supplies is durability. They typically provide a lifespan in excess of 50 years, with slate tiles often lasting as long as 75 years. This is with virtually no maintenance being required.
Tiles also offer far more choice of styles. This includes a vast range of profiles, finishes, and colours. This allows you to find a tile to match virtually any type of property and to suit any taste.
Which Profiles Can You Choose From?
Tiles are available in a selection of gorgeous profiles. These include bold and minimalistic styles, with each being suited for particular properties and tastes.
The most popular profiles include plain tile, double roman, and pantiles. Whilst a flat tile such as the Redland Plain tile is very minimalistic, a pantile tile such as the Sandtoft Double Pantile offers a bold aesthetic.
Most profiles are derived from either concrete or clay roof tiles. However, metal and plastic tiles now allow you to enjoy these profiles without the extensive weight of traditional materials.
Whilst not strictly a profile, slate roof tiles are another popular style. Whilst these are flat, they sport a uniquely rugged appearance that is favoured by many homeowners.
Plastic slate tiles are becoming increasingly popular too. Offering a similar aesthetic to natural slate, they are not as vulnerable to chips and cracks. In some cases, they are also cheaper.
How Much Do Roof Tiles Cost?
The cost of tiles can vary. This is as the cost is dependent upon the exact tile, with it being largely dependent upon the material and size of the tile.
Whilst concrete roof tiles can require an investment of as little as £12 per square meter, slate can be considerably more costly at £30 per square meter.
When selecting your tiles, however, it is important to also consider the long-term cost. This is as whilst manmade tiles may have a higher initial cost of approximately £30 per m2, they are less prone to chips and cracks.
How Many Tiles Will I Need Per Squared Meter (m2)?
The number of tiles required per square meter can vary. This is as roofing tiles require varying levels of headlap, which is often dependent upon the pitch of your roof or the batten gauge.
To confirm how many tiles you’ll require per m2, simply refer to the technical data on each product page. On a selection of our tiles, you will also find a handy roof tile calculator that will estimate the number of tiles you’ll need.
We also recommend consulting a qualified professional if you’re unsure. This is particularly the case with traditional tiles, where various factors can influence the number of tiles required per square meter.