Here at MJO Roofing we carry out a wide range of heritage and conservational roofing projects in order to preserve the unique character of historic buildings across the UK. That’s why we find it fundamentally important to source our tiles from a manufacturer that reflects our values when it comes to achieving that traditional and authentic appearance.

We are pleased to source genuine, natural colour clay tiles from Dreadnaught Tiles. Unlike many manufacturers in the tile industry that use artificial manufacturing methods such as surface stains and coloured sands, Dreadnaught’s colours are generated from the traditional kiln firing techniques that they use.

Artificial manufacturing techniques may lower the cost of a project, but will never produce the same subtle, organic colours as traditional methods or last as long. David Sherry of Dreadnought Tiles said:

“During my time in the industry, I have even seen tiles sold as ‘Staffordshire Blue’, which are bright red on the underside as a result of an applied stain. The best way to identify a traditional naturally coloured tile, is to simply turn it over and if the colour is the same on the back as it is on the front, then you can be sure that the tile will have been manufactured through traditional kiln firing methods rather than applied surface stains and coloured sands.”

Dreadnaught tiles have been successfully producing traditional clay roof tiles for over 200 years and have been our chosen manufacturer for numerous years and projects now, and we look forward to many more!

If you have a heritage or conservation project that you’d like to speak with the team about, give us a call on 020 8953 2306.