Roman Roof tiles
The term 'Roman' describes roof tile profiles with a flat shape containing one or two rolls these being "single" or "double" Romans. The rolls, are sometimes tapered giving the roof tile a Mediterranean look.
This design is most associated with products that originated in the South West of England in the 1950s. Today the clay Double Roman is the generic roof tile shape for the region. In its concrete, large format form, the Double Roman design is widely used throughout the country.
Today the use of clay roman roof tiles is largely driven by planning requirements for the conservation and refurbishment market. Sandtoft manufactures traditional Single and Double Roman shapes together with a more pronounced tapered Roman shape.