A unique manufacturing process on a bespoke production line enables the Rosemary Clay Craftsman clay tile, to be produced with a heritage look while maintaining all the attributes and strength of a brand new tile.
2014 marked the 175th anniversary of the first-ever Rosemary tile being sold on the UK market. Since that day Rosemary clay tiles have become inextricably-linked with Britain's vernacular architectural style.
Hawkhurst and Albury have a fine orange-red sanding over the surface and random black patterning to imitate a weathered look whereas Victorian has a darker and grittier texture giving roofs a real aged character.
Each Rosemary Craftsman tile has a textured surface and underside combined with textured sides and front edge. Other characteristics are the irregular front edge distortion and varying hanging length. All these features combine to accurately replicate the look of genuine handmade clay tiles.
- 692184: Hawkhurst
- 692185: Albury
- 692198: Victorian
For full details of the standards to which Rosemary tiles are produced, please view the Rosemary Product Standard PDF document. This document provides details including testing, dimensional tolerances, shape, strength and permissible superficial surface faults.
Rosemary Craftsman Clay Plain Tiles conform to BS EN 1304: 2013 Clay roofing tiles and fittings - Product definitions and specifications.
Rosemary Craftsman Clay Plain Tiles have been rigorously tested in the Group wind tunnel where combinations of high wind and driving rain are used to determine the tile performance with respect to wind loading and weathertightness. Tiles will meet all the requirements of BS 5534: 2014 Code of practice for slating and tiling (including shingles), providing Redland fixing recommendations are complied with.
|Size (overall)||265 x 165 mm|
|Maximum Pitch||90̴°||subject to fixing specification|
|Minimum Headlap||65 mm
|Maximum Headlap||88 mm|
|Minimum Gauge/Batten Spacing||88 mm|
|Maximum Gauge/Batten Spacing||100 mm
|Tile Thickness||12 mm|
|Hanging Length||254 mm||approx|
|Linear Cover of 1 Tile||165 mm|
|Laid Weight (Below 90̴°)||77 kg/m̴_|
|Laid Weight (At 90̴°)||67 kg/m̴_|
|Weight per Pallet (approx)||0.94 tonnes|
|Battens Required||10 m/m̴_
|Batten Size||38 x 25 mm||rafter centres up to 600 mm|
|Nail Size||40 x 2.65 mm||Aluminium Alloy nails|
|Number of Tiles/Pallet||720|
|Tiles per pack||12|
- Tiles are stacked by wedging a tile vertically behind a batten to create a platform for a stack of tiles
- Tiles must be laid broken bond in a half bond pattern, but the side lap may be reduced to a minimum of a third of the width of the tile (55 mm) in some circumstances, e.g. curved roofing
- Tiles must be hung on their nibs
- Adjacent tiles should be laid with a nominal gap of 1.5 mm, maximum 3 mm
- At eaves, use double courses with purpose made Eaves/Top Tiles for the undercourse
- At verges and abutments, use Standard Plain Tiles and Tile-and-a-Halves in alternate courses
- Adjacent to hips and valleys, use Tile-and-a-Halves for raking cuts
- At side abutments, allow for stepped flashing and soakers
- At top courses use double courses with purpose made Eaves/Top Tiles for the top course.
- For Winchester Cuts use two Tile-and-a-Halves per course. This detail must not be used to abut roof pitches below 40̴° or in exposed locations. In these cases, use soldier or double soldier courses
- Individual tiles can be laid unfixed or nailed
- Always refer to FixMaster for a BS 5534-compliant fixing specification
- When nailing, two nails must be used per tile