- Product Description
- Cross Cambered
- Easy To Lay
- Traditional Appearance
Sandtoft Goxhill Handmade Traditional Clay Plain Roof Tiles
Sandtoft Goxhill Plain Roof Tiles are award winning Handmade Traditional Plain Tiles available in three sandfaced colours
One of the finest and most distinctive traditional roof coverings available, the cross cambered Goxhill handmade clay plain tile gives a rich textured roof guaranteed to withstand the British climate.
Each tile is made with finest quality alluvial clay from the alluvial plains of the river Humber. These extensive natural reserves have been used and managed for generations to produce highly durable clay tiles in rich colours and textures. Working to strict environmental standards, Sandtoft clay pits are periodically restored as wetland habitats, two of which are now registered as sites of special scientific interest (SSSI).
The real character in a handmade plain tile comes from the way the tile is handled by the maker. Each Sandtoft craftsmen does things slightly differently in a way that makes the tiles unique, and which in turn makes every roof unique.
Drawing on more than a century of experience, Sandtoft clay tiles have been designed to be resistant to the UK climate throughout their lifetime. Sandtoft tiles are tested way beyond the limits of the latest frost standard.
For specifiers choosing materials with the environment in mind the Goxhill Clay Plain Tile is made from 100% green electricity using raw clay sourced immediately adjacent to the manufacturing facility.
The switch to renewable energy has been accompanied by a number of initiatives to reduce energy usage such as recycling heat from their kilns to dry the tiles and an investment in the latest ceramic tile making technology.
These changes have enabled Sandtoft to reduce their total CO2 emissions by more than 40%, using 2001 as the base year.
The Goxhill will also offer significant environmental benefits over similar products imported from Eastern Europe which, on average, require an extra half tonne of CO2 per roof in their transportation to the UK.
In 2008, the Clay Roof Tile Council awarded the Goxhill handmade tile 'Best Ecclesiastical Clay Roof' in the Clay Roofing Awards 2008 for the work completed at the Holy Trinity church in Hampshire. Andrew McRae, secretary of the Clay Roof Tile Council said "The re-roofing of the spire of this pretty church, in a quintessentially English conservation area, is a beautiful and inspiring project."
Plain tiles are small and rectangular in format and have always been 265mm x 165mm (or in fact 10 .5 inches x 6.5 inches) in overall size, requiring 60 tiles per square metre.
They perform by overlapping densely up to three tiles deep to achieve a watertight layer. It is this functional requirement that creates their distinctive detailed appearance, adding a sense of detail and texture to the roof. This character is enhanced by the effect of cambers longitudinally and across the width. Plain tiles can be machine made or handmade, the latter creating the classic rustic appearance.
- Quantity per pallet: 530
- Supplied in multiples of 10
- Weight as laid: 72 kg per m/2 (roof) / 63.6 kg per m/2 (vertical)
- Weight per 1000: 1.2 tonnes
- Weight per tile: 1.2kg
Minimum Roof Pitch
- Minimum roof pitch: 40 degrees (roof) / 75 degrees (vertical)
- Covering capacity at maximum gauge: 60 tiles per m/2 (roof) / 53 tiles per m/2 (vertical)
- Batten Spacing: 100 mm (Roof) / 114 mm (Vertical)
- Size of tile: 265mm x 165 mm
- Headlap : 65mm (Roof) / 38mm (Vertical)
- Material: Clay
Sandtoft roof tiles must be laid and fixed to comply with BS 5534: the British Standard Code of practice for slating and tiling, and BS 8000: Part 6: the British Standard Code of practice for workmanship on building sites.