Slang Name Meaning
15 x 9's Is often referred to as 'Standard Pattern' which is a medium format concrete tile
Abbey Tiles Under & Over tiles are sometimes referred to as 'Abbey Tiles'
Angles Arris hip tiles are often called 'Angles'
Assi In Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire verge under cloak strips are referred to as 'Assi'
Bronc In Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire ridge bedding is sometimes referred to as 'Bronc'
Cement Mortar is often wrongly referred to as 'Cement'
Classic Tegula & Imbrex tiles have been called 'Classic'
Compo Mortar is sometimes referred to as 'Compo'
Courtrai Tempest 44 tiles are often referred to as 'Courtrai'.
Darbo This term is used primarily in the North East and is a term for 'Mortar'
Dominoes In Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire small slates are often called 'Dominoes'
Doubles Tile and a Half tiles are often referred to as 'Doubles'
Double Rolls Double Roman Tiles have been called 'Double Rolls'
Felt Underlay is often called 'Felt'
Finishers A Left Hand Verge tile is often called 'Finishers'
Flemish Tiles    Over 60's years ago Pantiles were called 'Flemish Tiles'. They were also split into categories depending on their shape, such as Dutch, Norfolk, Essex, French and Old English. But they were generally known as 'Pans'.
French Tile Single Roman Tiles have been called 'French Tiles'
Gable The verge of the roof is often called the 'Gable'
Gables Tile and a Half tiles are often referred to as 'Gables'
Gaelic Tile Single Roman Tiles have been called 'Gaelic Tiles'
Gobbo Primarily used in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire & is a term for 'Mortar'
Grannys Bonnet hip tiles are often called 'Grannys'
Granny Bonnet A bonnet hip tile is often referred to as 'Granny Bonnet'
Kelter In Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire ridge bedding is often called 'Kelter'
Half Round Tiles Under & Over Tiles have been called 'Half Round Tiles'.
Italian Tegula & Imbrex have been called 'Italian'
Lathes Battens are often reffered to as 'Lathes'
Matchsticks In Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire lathes (battens) are sometimes called 'matchsticks'
Med Format In some regions a 15 x 9 concrete tile is referred to as 'Med Format'
Metrics Large Format tiles (10/m2) are often referred to as 'Metrics'
Mitres Arris hip tiles are often called 'mitres'
Muck This is primarily used in the London areas, Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire and is a term for 'Mortar'
No. 11's Double Roman Tiles have been called 'No. 11's'
Norfolk Pan Old English & Arcadia clay pantiles are often referred to as a 'Norfolk Pan'
Pegs Plain Tiles are often referred to as 'Pegs'
Pin Tiles In certain regions Plain Tiles are referred to as 'Pin Tiles'
Plane Tiles Plain Tiles are sometimes mis-spelt as 'Plane Tiles'
Pottlebergs 451 Old Hollow Pantiles are often referred to as 'Pottlebergs'. Pottleberg is the Belgium factory that they are manufactured in.
Provencials Under & Over Tiles have been called 'Provencials'
Reynardos Double Roman Tiles have been called 'Reynardos'
Romans Tegula & Imbrex Tiles have been called 'Romans'
Sarking Underlay is often (wrongly) referred to as 'Sarking' which is a term used for rigid boarding and insulation over rafters.
Sicilians Tegula & Imbrex Tiles have been called 'Sicilians'
Soakers Continuous Gutters are wrongly called 'Soakers'
Soil Vents Cowl Ventilators are often referred to as 'Soil Vents'
Somersets Double Roman Tiles have been called 'Somersets'
Spanish Tiles Under & Over Tiles have been called 'Spanish Tiles'
Straps/Strapping In Scotland battens are often referred to as 'Straps' or 'Strapping'
Stripper Medium Format Tiles (15x9) are often referred to as 'Stripper'
Suffolk Pan Old English & Arcadia clay pantiles are often reffered to as a 'Suffolk Pan'
Toppers Eaves plain tiles are often called 'Toppers'
Undereaves Eaves plain tiles are often called 'Undereaves'
Verge Tiles Tile and a Half tiles are often referred to as 'Verge Tiles'


 
 
 
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