Sandtoft Goxhill Clay Tile
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 our 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 of our 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. Our tiles are tested way beyond the limits of the latest frost standard.
For specifiers choosing materials with the environment in mind the Goxhill 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 our kilns to dry the tiles and an investment in the latest ceramic tile making technology. These changes have enabled us to reduce our total CO2 emissions by more than 40%, using 2001 as our 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.