How much will my new roof cost?

This is probably the most common questioned asked when first contact is made and initially quite hard to answer because of the different house roof types and products that can be used.

An approximate cost could be given via telephone conversation but as a company we would prefer to visit the property to survey and then form a full and completely free of charge on the whole.

What is a flat felt roof?

A flat felt roof is a type of covering of a building. In contrast to the sloped form of a roof, a flat roof is horizontal or nearly horizontal. Materials that cover flat roofs typically allow the water to run off freely from a very slight inclination.

Modern flat felt roofs tends to use a continuous membrane covering which can better resist pools of standing water. These membranes are applied as a continuous sheet where possible, though sealants and adhesives are available to allow for bonding multiple sheets and dealing with structures penetrating the roof surface.

Do you do full Re-roofs?

Yes we do full re-roofs and we do repair work. We also do fascias, gutters, chimney work, lead work, Dormers and Velux windows. For a list of some of the services we provide, please see our services page.[/slide]

What is GRP Fibreglass?

Fibreglass is an excellent example of a relatively modern composite material (Invented in 1938 by Russel Games). In industry it is often referred to as Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP).
GRP is composed of strands of glass. Each individual glass fibre is very fine with a small diameter, and they are woven to form a flexible fabric. The fabric is normally placed in a mould, for instance a mould for a canoe and polyester resin is added, followed by a catalyst (to speed up the reaction). The process is repeated so that there are many layers of fibre glass and resin and allowed to dry/cure. The resulting material is strong and light. Glass Reinforced Plastic can be sanded for a smooth finish and painted.

Do I need to erect a scaffold?

For anything other than a quick visual inspection it is advisable to erect some form of scaffolding or safe platform to carry out any form of work on a roof. If the work is in a localised area then a tower scaffold or similar platform could be used.

If access is required to the whole roof or a substantial part of it then it is advisable to erect a scaffold around the working areas. This will act not only as a safe platform but also an arrest system in the case of a fall.

Do I need planning permission?

You don’t normally need planning permission to reroof a property so long as  the building is not listed and is not in a Conservation area.