Tudor Roof Tile Co Ltd, Britain's foremost independent handmade roof tile manufacturer, has introduced a peg tile specifically designed to complement listed buildings and heritage properties.
Made from the finest English natural clay, the conservation peg tile, has been re-developed with a gentle double camber and meticulous detailing, ideal for specialised historical renovation and restoration work.
With its warm, subtle tones and variation in shape and texture, the sand faced surface recreates the aged, time weathered look of the ancient peg tiles of Kent, which have been part of the English architectural landscape since the 13th century.
Using traditional craftsmanship, this truly authentic range is hand pressed, moulded and trimmed, and enhanced by advanced firing techniques that give exceptional performance and durability.
The square peg holes (and also round peg holes) will accommodate a variety of wooden pegs and the bespoke options of the tiles will ensure that most restoration projects can be undertaken.
Tudor also offers the inclusion of a single nib formed on the top edge of the tile which allows single tiles to be placed and hung on the roof battens without the need to remove surrounding tiles. This is particularly useful where it is necessary to replace the odd broken tile in an existing peg tiled roof.
The range is available in five mellow tones: medium antique, dark antique and red and the traditional Sussex colours of red and brown.
It is vitally important that when our historic buildings are in need of maintenance or restoration, they can benefit from high performance, durable clay roof tiles that will complement the character of the building, said Paul Lythgoe Managing Director of Tudor Roof Tile Co Ltd.
Tudor has successfully recreated the natural look and texture of the original English peg tile in a way which will help protect and preserve our national heritage.