What is a Pantile Roof? Everything You Need to Know

traditional pantile roof in England
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You are likely to be no stranger to the pantile roof if you live on the eastern coast of England or Scotland, where they are a common sight.

Clay pantiles first began to appear in these areas during the 17th century when they were imported from Holland, usually as ballast on trading ships. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.