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Creasing Tiles

Ketley Creasing Tiles 3 colours

Creasing tiles are plain clay tiles without nibs or camber.  They are used for cappings and copings, damp proof courses (DPC), external cills, corbelling, arches, chimneys and decorative quoins.

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


Case Studies

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 quarry tiles  had no camber and were as flat as possible and Ketley's were ideal for this.  A blend of Staffordshire red and brown brindle quarry 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 

Download the Ketley Quality and Environmental Policy

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

Click for the Brick Development Association infographic on Sustainability of Brick 

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 Brindle


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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Creasing Tile Sample Request Form

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