The ridge of a roof in a house from the Victorian or Edwardian periods needs to be waterproofed. This can be done with lead or ridge tiles. Terracotta ridge tiles were often used; early on these were very elaborate but became more simple by 1900.
The pictures here represent styles of ridge tile found on old buildings.
If you need to find replacements, we may be able to help you find them; please quote the number when contacting us.
We don't sell ridge tiles but know the companies which stock the popular designs (marked with *).
The less common designs can be bought from architectural salvage yards - if you can find one which has the pattern you need. A few companies can make replacements but inevitably this costs more; we can put you in touch with companies who offer this service. This is very expensive if you only need a few, but can be reasonable if you need 100.
Ridge tiles were either plain, with a roll or with a vertical crest:
Examples of crests are:
And some photographic examples:
If you sell original or make reproduction tiles, please contact us.