Tiled roofs in Scotland vary from those clad with original clay Pantiles to the more modern clay and concrete tiles. Tiles became popular in Scotland as a result of the demise of the slate industry, with clay companies such as Rosemary (plain tiles) acquiring a large share of the market place. A significant proportion of clay Pantiles are found in coastal areas where tiles were used for ballast on the many commercial sailing ships trading in Scottish waters.

The fixing of tiles in Scotland has improved significantly over the last fifty years, as manufacturers have become aware that our climate is, at best, inconsistent! Bain & Irvine are acutely aware of the importance of following the strict fixing guidelines set by the manufacturers and we do not cut any corners in the creation of a roof for life.