Self Build House, North West

  • Project Self Build House, Cheshire
  • Sector Self Build
  • Location North West
  • Tile Product Clay Plain Tile
  • RTA Member Dreadnought


After years of living in a cottage that didn’t suit their needs, the owners knocked it down and developed a stunning oak framed house. They were looking to build a quality house with quality materials and they felt that getting the right tile/brick combination was key to the success of their project. The demolished house had a "Cherry" red tile and the planners wanted a similar look. The stables that were to remain untouched also had the same tile colour as the old house so it was important to find a tile that complemented the build and did not "clash".


Dreadnought Tiles were discovered at a house building exhibition. The owners asked for some reference sites to view and found it very helpful seeing actual finished roofs. They finally settled on Dreadnought's Collingwood blend which goes extremely well with the brick and very much compliments the oak framing. The roof tiles have a sanded finish and the blend of colours tones down the overall effect perfectly.


Since finishing the house the owners have been amazed by the number of people stopping outside to ask what tile manufacturer and blend has been used. The owners are delighted with the result.