About Us

Bert & May is a specialist maker and supplier of handmade tiles, founded in 2013 by Lee Thornley. Committed to exceptional materials and fine craftsmanship, Bert & May has become synonymous with a raw yet refined aesthetic that underpins its collections. Bert & May uses its extensive design credentials to collaborate closely with interior designers and architects to create bespoke spaces too, sourcing reclaimed tiles to bring a unique look to any space.

What services do you provide?

Tiling, Reclamation & Salvage

How would you describe your style?

"Bert & May’s aesthetic is a considered and cohesive style that is achieved through complementary colours and textures. The coordinating colour palette allows materials to work together effortlessly, as the natural tones thread through all the ranges. The overall effect is an effortless, timeless, and curated collection, which incorporates handmade tiles and reclaimed tiles and finds that create a liveable backdrop to any living space."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"Our specialist artisan maker uses traditional manufacturing techniques and materials to bring traditional designs back to life. We offer a bespoke service recreating beautiful antique tiles, creating intricate handmade moulds and natural pigments, the process is highly specialised and skilful. The resulting tiles reflect the aged patina and subtle tones of our antique finds, with all the warmth they naturally bring. And allows the antique designs to live on."