British Ceramic Tile is an ultra-modern and energy efficient manufacturer of ceramic tiles based in Devon. We continue a long and proud tradition of potters and tile makers who over the years have been inspired by our breathtaking location on the edge of Dartmoor.
Find out why our location in the heart of Devon makes us one of the most environmentally friendly companies in Great Britain
Pottery and tile making are established industries here in Devon. Since the days of the industrial revolution a factory has stood on our very location. The extensive white clay reserves that surround our site are of the highest quality. We kept it local then and we keep it local now.
We are entirely focused on manufacturing excellent quality and affordable ceramic tiles. A combination of traditional skills and modern technology along with exceptional raw materials allow us to produce these high-class products.
In the current climate all manufacturers have a responsibility to create their products in a manner that is as efficient and as environmentally friendly as possible. At British Ceramic Tile we take this responsibility very seriously and make consistent efforts to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible.
Join us on a step by step journey from our raw materials to our final product. This is how we do it!
Both our effective business model and competitive edge rely on our thoughtful and efficient use of energy and raw materials. This is further assisted by our geographical proximity to our customers.
The manufacturing processes we use are designed to minimise the waste of raw materials wherever possible. Rainwater is collected and re-cycled and all tiles that do not make it through our rigorous quality control procedures are crushed and re-used.
British Ceramic Tile has invested over £40 million in production equipment to enable us to create high quality and beautifully designed tiles efficiently and at competitive prices.
Our manufacturing process already uses 20% less energy to produce tiles than the average for our industry. We are constantly striving to improve our efficiency through the innovative use of new materials and taking steps to make our processes even more efficient.
The raw materials that make up ceramic tiles are heavy and the financial and environmental expenses associated with moving them around are high.
As we manufacture here in the UK, adjacent to our raw materials, this has enabled us to significantly reduce our energy use in transportation and allows us to offer better value for money to our customers than most of our competitors.