Stone tiles can ultimately be regarded as stone slates. The stones are laid in courses that reduce in size, with the smallest nearest the ridge and the largest to the eaves. Traditionally, roofing stone was often obtained from the land surrounding a building. Types of stone tiles vary from sandstone tiles (Sussex Slabs) to thick regular gritstone flags (Yorkshire, Lancashire and North Midlands). There are also limestone types, such as mellow forest marble of the South Cotswolds or the Collywestons from Northamptonshire.
Today, the local quarries have largely disappeared so that obtaining new stone tiles can costly and time consuming, and sources of reclaimed tiles are limited. At Young’s Roofing we apply our specialist knowledge to locate all appropriate materials to keep costs and lead time to a minimum, and ultimately maintaining the buildings existing beauty.