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Old 18-06-2005, 03:15 PM
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I'm hoping to build some pillars in the garden out of the red terracotta
tiles you see in Spain,they use them end on for steps and flat in pillars
and walls so the visible bit is 6"x 1". Ideally, for my purpose they should
be approx 6"x 3"x 1" thick. does anyone know where I can obtain some? and
what are their proper name.
Regards
Tom



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Old 18-06-2005, 05:39 PM
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I'm hoping to build some pillars in the garden out of the red terracotta
tiles you see in Spain,they use them end on for steps and flat in pillars
and walls so the visible bit is 6"x 1". Ideally, for my purpose they should
be approx 6"x 3"x 1" thick. does anyone know where I can obtain some? and
what are their proper name.


I could put you on to a supplier in South Norfolk, but they don't
deliver very far.

What they are called varies from area to area.

Here, they are 'pamments' (though they are a bit bigger than your 6"),
or floor-tiles.

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Old 18-06-2005, 08:56 PM
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I'm hoping to build some pillars in the garden out of the red terracotta
tiles you see in Spain,they use them end on for steps and flat in

pillars
and walls so the visible bit is 6"x 1". Ideally, for my purpose they

should
be approx 6"x 3"x 1" thick. does anyone know where I can obtain some?

and
what are their proper name.


Quarry tiles I believe.

Steve


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Old 19-06-2005, 12:44 AM
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I'm hoping to build some pillars in the garden out of the red

terracotta
tiles you see in Spain,they use them end on for steps and flat in

pillars
and walls so the visible bit is 6"x 1". Ideally, for my purpose they

should
be approx 6"x 3"x 1" thick. does anyone know where I can obtain some?

and
what are their proper name.


Quarry tiles I believe.

Steve


Terracotta is not frostproof., hence their relative popularity in warmer
climes.
I am not sure of the sort of deterioration you would get in this country, I
suppose it depends on your exact location and how wet they would get.

Andy.


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Old 19-06-2005, 11:02 AM
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I'm hoping to build some pillars in the garden out of the red terracotta
tiles you see in Spain,they use them end on for steps and flat in pillars
and walls so the visible bit is 6"x 1". Ideally, for my purpose they should
be approx 6"x 3"x 1" thick. does anyone know where I can obtain some? and
what are their proper name.
Regards
Tom



Can't help with an address, but if you find some make sure they are frostproof.
They need to be fired at a very high temperature.

Jenny




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