A Re-Roof With Slate And Tile Roofing?

As we do with all our new roof installations we use the best quality materials and never except imperfection you will not be disappointed

What you get when we do your installation

We deliver on our promise of giving you a roof that retains the original look while adding improved weather protection and functionality. Perfect if you would like to maintain the traditional look of your property.

What is the process for our installations?

  • The old roof material is carefully removed and where possible recycled
  • Measurements will be taken from the tiles to be installed to decide the optimum spacing for your roof, the intention is always to minimise any cuts so we have full courses on any step changes.
  • Underlay and battens are then installed. The underlay is the highest quality available, I cannot stress enough how important using quality materials is and with the underlay this is evident with either using the cheap bitumen paper underlay or the multi-layer underlay we use. The cost of the material is many times more but we do not accept using the inferior bitumen paper underlay.
  • After the underlay and battens are installed the roof is then gauged to again minimise cuts and give the optimum set out. At this point many of the cuts can be made before the majority of the roof is laid but this depends on the skill level of the tradesmen.
  • Then your chosen roof material will be installed using the correct fixings and method of installation
  • During the install flashings may be required and again here we do excel with no silicone required to keep our lead flashings watertight unlike many others...

Structural considerations

When re-roofing an existing building, the existing structure must be checked to ensure that it has adequate strength, stiffness and dimensional accuracy to accept the new roof covering.

Upon the removal of old slates and tiles the timber rafters and supports can be closely examined, replaced and packed up where necessary to bring the roof structure back to a level plane.

The services of a structural engineer, or other suitably qualified person, should be engaged to survey and report on the condition and capabilities of the roof structure.

Where the remedial work to the roof involves significant change in the applied loading, the structural integrity of the roof structure and supporting structure should be checked to ensure that upon completion of the work the building is brought up to the latest requirements of the Building Regulations.

If the re-roofing work decreases the roof loading, the roof structure and its anchorage to the supporting structure should be checked to ensure that an adequate factor of safety is maintained against uplift of the roof under imposed wind loading.