Keymer tile being made

Keymer premium clay roof tiles

Keymer inspires and technically enables leading architects and homeowners, who want to push boundaries and make their mark, by providing the highest quality, authentic handmade British clay tiles, as well as an unrivalled specification service, to enhance both heritage and contemporary buildings.

Handmade in England since 1588

Founded in 1588, we’re one of the oldest established roofing brands in the UK and have become synonymous with quality, expert craftmanship and creativity.

Now based in Ewhurst, Surrey and owned by Wienerberger, the leading supplier of wall, roof and landscaping solutions, we continue our uncompromised artisan approach to manufacturing, using the same materials and methods as we did all those years ago.

We know the way our roof tiles are made is important to you. We continue to invest in modern progressive techniques, strengthening our commitment to fuel efficiency and a safe working environment whilst passionate about maintaining the professional skills from the past to ensure our roof tiles boast the premium quality and performance they’ve become famous for.

We’re entering a new era for Keymer – building on our great heritage we’re creating a new British history, delivering prestige roof tiles and an unrivalled specification service to both your heritage and contemporary buildings – standing out in marketplace being saturated by cheaper and less authentic imports.

We understand you’re looking to make history with your designs – whether it’s a modern development looking for that prestige feel or a restoration bringing a  building back to its former glory,  Keymer is your expert partner who can help make that happen.

Find out more about Keymer roof tiles on the Keymer website.

What services do Keymer offer?

Keymer’s ambition is to inspire leading architects and homeowners like you, who want to make their mark, by providing the highest quality, premium handmade British roof tiles. We offer a full range of services to help make this ambition a reality


We aren’t only about history but spend a lot of our time focusing on working on contemporary and modern buildings.  Keymer Contemporary allows architects and housebuilders, who have the inspiration for grand and often ambitious housing design to achieve their vision for a statement building.The use of 3D CAD design models and past knowledge of product development will give the confidence to the lead designer that their vision will be followed as close as possible throughout the whole build.


We specialise in the replication and manufacture of historical and architecturally important roof tiles, ornamental fittings and ridges. They are used on buildings that were once part of the great culture and high quality building vernacular throughout the UK. These were often made to order from a pattern-book the best clay manufacturers offered and used extensively on our most important listed buildings. If these unique detailed tiles are not re-introduced into our current building stock they could be lost forever.


Keymer Heritage creates bespoke roofing products for conservation and restoration projects, providing a specialised design and manufacturing resource to make tiles and fittings that are no longer in mainstream production.

Old designs can be copied to match original tiles and fittings, sometimes from no more than a drawing, using manufacturing methods which ensure the finished product will meet the highest standards.

Keymer case studies

Arts & Crafts House

See how the Keymer team helped add a modern extension to a traditional 1950s Cotswolds home

The Vyne

Find out how Keymer restored the roof of this iconic Tudor mansion with handmade clay roof tiles.

Chideock Church

Discover how the dome of this historic chapel was restored using traditional handmade clay tiles.

Bespoke products

Wienerberger offers the greatest choice of roof tiles in the industry, thanks to our dedication to pitched roofing. The years spent developing such a diverse range of products has helped generate the expertise needed to create both simple and complex bespoke tiles for heritage projects as economically as possible.

Our bespoke handmade tiles are also often used for contemporary building projects by architects seeking individuality. These roofing products have helped to create signature buildings which add to their surroundings and give a nod to the area’s history. 


Using clay for heritage projects

Natural clay is one of the most enduring, appealing and versatile traditional roofing materials available, with its mellow appearance and ability to age beautifully. We have access to two types of clay: Wealden clay from South East England and alluvial clay from the River Humber. This enables us to manufacture replica tiles and fittings in close proximity to the source of clay used for the original roof tiles.

Our handmade tiles are air dried then fired using the latest in modern kiln technology, ensuring the highest quality colours and textures.

Working in collaboration

Our team has the resources to design and develop bespoke roofing products to exact standards. Working closely with all interested parties, care and attention to detail has become the trademark of our heritage work. We frequently work with organisations such as the National Trust and Historic England.

We understand that restoration projects are often subject to strict regulatory constraints and criteria that demand products which are genuinely ‘like for like’, so we collaborate with project teams to make sure that the finished result meets these expectations.


We are proud supporters and members of the following industry bodies. 
Historic England Angel Awards


Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)


National Federation of Roofing Contractors


Heritage Open Days participant


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