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Creasing Tiles

Ketley Creasing Tiles 3 colours

Creasing tiles are plain clay tiles without nibs or camber.  Made from the same Etruria marl clay as all the Ketley range, they have very low water absorption and excellent durability making them ideal for exposed situations, where they will be subject to high degrees of weathering and rising or penetrating damp.

They are traditionally used to add decorative finishes to brick and stone work in applications such as cappings and copings, external cills, corbelling, arches, chimneys and decorative quoins.

Their beautiful natural clay colour and thin format makes them a great choice for adding detail to a huge variety of projects including extensions, external walling, fireplaces, patios and even garden edging.

We are increasingly seeing them being used by designers "on edge" as an 11mm thin brick and we now offer a new 11mm Linium brick, essentially a "split" creasing tile at 265mm x 11mm x 82mm which is ideal for cladding applications and decorative detail in patios. 

Ketley supply creasing tiles in three Staffordshire colours, blue brindle, red and brown multi


Case Studies

Creasing tile cladding

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A 1950's house in Hertfordshire has been remodelled and extended by Dominic McKenzie Architects.  The new extension relects the Arts and Crafts styling of the original house.  It is clad in stacked creasing tiles and the new roof features Dreadnought's handmade deep red clay roof tiles.  Full details

Decorative stacked creasing tiles

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Yard Architects took inspiration from Arts and Crafts detailing on lintels and designed a new extension on a London house using stacked quarry tiles as cladding.  It was important for the design that the creasing tiles  had no camber and were as flat as possible and Ketley's were ideal for this.  A blend of Staffordshire red and brown multi creasing tiles were used to reference the Victorian brickwork on the street side of the house.  Full details

Decorative paving detail with creasing tiles

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We love to see designers being creative with our products and Ula Maria Studios have certainly done that here in this elegant, residential garden project in Brixton.   They have used Ketley creasing tiles on edge to provide paving detail and combined them with both reclaimed bricks and reclaimed yorkstone.  Full details


Place of Manufacture: Brierley Hill, UK
Environmental Management: 14001     Download Certificate
Quality Management : 9001                     Download Certificate 

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Life Cycle: BRE Global Certification in accordance with  EN 15804:2012  Download Certificate
Energy: Cured in gas fired kilns to 1130C
Raw materials: Etruria Marl Clay from our local quarry in Brierley Hill, sand
Lifespan:  Ketley's bricks are the toughest and most durable bricks you can buy.
Recyclability: Can be crushed and used as aggregate and/or as an inert bulk fill
Packaging: We keep packaging to a minimum using wooden pallets and we do not shrink wrap our brick packs.

Find out more about Ketley's approach to sustainability

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See below the latest video about Sustainability of Brick from the Brick Development Association

Technical Spec

There are no standards specifically covering Creasing Tiles, however our creasing tiles conform to BS EN 1304:1998 which covers Clay Roof Tiles and Fittings and they exceed the specification in terms of transverse strength and water absorption.


Creasing Tiles


Staffordshire Blue Brindle, Staffordshire Red, Staffordshire Brown Multi


265x 165 mm



Weight per tile

1.05 kg

Weight per pack

1.20 Tonnes

No of Tiles per pack





Etruria Marl

Transverse Strength


Water Absorption


Freeze/thaw resistance

Conforms to BSEN 539-2


Laying Instructions

Laying Instructions

CT 1Creasing Tiles should be laid with a broken bond and a minimum lap of 75mm.  The joint width between tiles should not exceed 10mm in all applications.

When cutting creasing tiles, a mechanical disc cutter is recommended over hand cutting particularly when used in exposed areas, as this will provide a neater appearance and help avoid cracks that can reduce the performance of the creasing tile.

For freestanding walls where creasing tiles are used under brick cappings, day courses of clay tiles should be laid with staggered joints in a 1:1/4:3 mortar and a minimum projection from the wall of at least 25mm.

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