H&E Smith has been a specialist tile manufacturer and distributor since 1926. Originally established as Smith & Warrilow by William Henry Smith and his partner Ernest Warrilow. They specialised in the manufacture of refractory glazed fireplace tiles and later the manufacture of fine quality traditionally crafted English ceramic wall tiles.
The company has a long reputation of supplying specialist ceramics to London underground, where reliable production schedules, quality and precision manufacture have been paramount to maintaining the efficient running of the service.
Our experience with the bespoke manufacture of ceramics has greatly enhanced our ability to be able to work closely and effectively with interior designers and specifiers.
This has culminated in our large collection of clients that we now supply throughout the World, both in the fashion and restaurant sectors. These include Ben Sherman, Ted Baker, Jamie Oliver and Byron.
The expansion of the business has acted as a catalyst during the past few years. Our knowledge of the market has enabled us to expand our product offer, incorporating the latest inkjet digital technology, innovative new materials in extra large formats, ultrathin porcelain panels and vast colour palettes, all available to the client in one easy process.
As designers and creators of ceramics, we are passionate to explore new horizons with materials, colours and textures. These are reflected in our comprehensive product ranges.
Our website allows discerning designers to source product by various criteria, such as colour, texture, size and easy access to technical data. Samples can be ordered through the website and dispatched within hours.
Our technical sales team are also readily available for visits to clients to discuss options, alternative materials and assist in any way possible.
Call: 01782 281617
Thank you to Photographer Joanne Coates for these fabulous images she took during a recent visit to our factory. She really captured the history of the factory and the dedication our team show when producing our specialist tiles. Click an image to view a larger version and to scroll through.