Pitched Roofs

We have a wealth of experience and expertise on pitched roofs of all types. Whether it’s a new roof, re-roof or a few tile repairs or replacements, we have a solution for you. We offer a wide range of solutions from concrete tiles, machine and handmade clay tiles, wooden shingles and shakes tiles and natural and manmade slates.

Working closely with our clients, we provide personalised roofing recommendations that meet your long-term needs and considers your budget, energy consumption and maintenance and repair requirements.

Underfelt

Before tiling any roof we layer the rafters with breatherable underslaters felt. As a alternative we offer Boost R Hybrid underfelt, which is a thin multifoil insulation product with a built-in breather membrane function. Providing exceptional thermal performance, Boost R Hybrid has dual properties within a single product: a breathable membrane and insulation, allowing a reduction in the number of installation steps while reducing the thickness of the main insulation to achieve the same required U-Value.

Tiles

Tiles are either made from clay or concrete and are manufactured in different ways; plain, overlapping, peg or interlocking. We can give you advice you suit your needs and preferences.

Clay

Clay has been used as an effective roof covering since the Romans. Made from naturally occurring clay deposits, clay tiles can be handmade for a more characteristic look or machine made for the more contemporary. The material is highly durable and weather resistant, meaning that clay tiles do not normally require any maintenance. Modern production methods create products with improved durability and an increasing variety of colours and textures. A prime feature of clay tiles is their colour-fastness; their colours do not fade, but rather improve during their lifetime.

Concrete

Concrete tiles are manufactured from Portland cement, aggregate and water under a high pressure compaction and extrusion process. They usually have a colour pigment added to the mix, and some smooth faced tiles are surface finished with an acrylic coating. Their large size (up to 10 per square metre for interlocking tiles) makes them easy to fit and they are the cheapest form of roofing tile. They are available in a large range of colours, profiles and textures, with fittings and accessories to complement them. Concrete tiles are durable (a minimum guaranteed life of 50 years) and do not require maintenance.

Slates

Slate roofs are highly acclaimed for their aesthetic appeal, permanence and durability. Often adding value to property, slate roofs are low maintenance and cost depends on slate grade, thickness and quality. A benefit of a slate roof is that you can use them on roof pitches as low as 25°.

Like tiles, slates come in different varieties. Natural slates are sourced from quarries in countries such as Brazil, Wales, China and Spain. Due to their longevity, slate tiles are an environmentally friendly roofing choice. An alternative to natural slates is composite slates. These are machine made slates made from cement fibre and although they can have the appearance of natural slate, they are a cheaper substitute.

Timber shingles and shakes

Shingles and shakes are small treated wooden tiles normally made from Cedar. They serve the same purpose as slates and tiles but are lighter and create a completely different effect.

Being a renewable and sustainable roofing material, wooden shingle and shake tiles have one of the lower carbon footprints of any widely used building product, contributing significantly to the achievements of Zero Carbon Housing. Shingles & shakes are frequently chosen as a weathering membrane for garden buildings, but can be used for domestic dwellings and other major roofing projects.

Firewalls

Firewalls are a design feature and a construction regulation in terraced houses to prevent or delay the spreading of fire. They are fire resistant and extend upwards, protruding above the roof on each property. Firewalls often cause householders problems due to external exposure to the weather and environmental conditions. The constant exposure means they are more susceptible to cracking and erosion, leading to water leaking down the inner and outer walls resulting in serious damp problems in the attic and lower floors. On many occasions the integrity of a terrace roof can also be compromised by a damaged firewall. We are expert in the repair and replacement of firewalls, restoring structural integrity and water tightness using lead and Liquid Plastic.

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