The roof is the fifth façade of a house. It is of great importance in the look of a home and the overall impression it gives. Our clay roof tiles are available with six different finishes, four treated and two natural. Benders’ many combinations of finishes and colours make it possible for you to create a truly individual roof for your home.
Bender Lertegel (clay tile) is a natural product made in Germany from shale. The tiles in this range are pressed and predried before some of the models have a top coating applied to give the right finish and colour. They are then kiln-fired at around 1,040°C.
CLASSIC CLAY TILE LOOK
Bender Natur is a natural tile. This means it is made using an entirely homogenous fired clay in its natural colour.
Bender Engoberad (slip-coated) is a surface treated natural tile. A thin coating of pigmented clay slip is applied to the tile, which is then fired.
Bender Kristallengoberad (crystal slip-coated) is, like Bender Engoberad, a surface treated natural tile. A thin coating of pigmented clay slip is applied to the tile. The difference here is that a small quantity of finely crushed glass is added to the slip. This coating is fired along with the tile. The crystal slip-coated finish is vapour-permeable and breathes.
Bender Glaserad (glazed) is also a surface treated natural tile. A thin coating of pigmented clay slip is applied to the tile. Finely crushed glass is added to the slip and fired along with the tile. As the glazed finish is impermeable, it does not breathe.
Bender Marcatoglasyr (Marcato-glaze), developed in-house by Meyer Holsen, is one of our treated finishes. The glaze is many times thicker here and gives a deeper colouring and greater lustre.
Bender Reduktionsbränd (reduction-fired) is, like Bender Natur, a natural tile. This means it is made using an entirely homogenous fired clay in its natural colour. The difference here is that, towards the end of firing, the oxygen supply is adjusted. This results in the colour changing throughout the tile.
For complete roof tile and colour offerings, read about our roofing range.