Another use for roof tiles

You don’t have to limit the use of roof tiles to the roof.  Since the end of the 17th century plain tiles have also been used on the walls of buildings.  Hanging tiles give an attractive appearance and also provide some additional weather protection.

Originally hanging tiles were used to give protection to thin panels of wattle and daub, usually only on the upper floors of houses.   Over time they were adopted as a cladding panel over walls generally.

Hanging tiles are most associated with Kent, Surrey and Sussex but were also popular with the Arts and Crafts movement in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Today hanging tiles are generally specified simply as an attractive decorative finish for walls, although they will add some additional weather protection to solid brick walls which may otherwise be susceptible to damp from driving rain.

The tiles used for this purpose will be the same plain tiles that are used on the roof and give an attractive, slightly rustic appearance for a home.

Have ordered Cambrian Slate require fixing instructions.

Dear Robert,
Please follow this link to our commercial site for our fixing instructions: /products/product-catalogue/product-range/product/cambrian-slate.html
robert irwin on 02 October 2011

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