Handmade tiles by their very nature tend to be used on older and generally more expensively built properties. It is their very slight difference in shape, colour and contour that gives them their appeal. I personally have found they are also less liable to frost...read more
A lack of felt shouldn’t lead to a new roof! Just because your house is potentially nearing a hundred years old and has no felt, you shouldn’t be bullied into having a new roof. You see, in some ways, the felt lining is a hindrance, even on a slated roof. A leak...read more
Think of it, someone designs a property that rather than discarding rainwater off the roof flanks to the gutters, funnels it downwards to a central valley that runs front to back of the property along the centre line of the bedrooms. They’re usually three of four...read more
Plain Tile Roofs The two classic materials used on roofs in London early in the last century were Welsh slate and clay plain tiles. Whereas roofers are very reluctant to reuse old slate, no matter how in mint condition it might appear, plain tiles are another matter....read more
Roof Spread/Roof Sag There is a little tip I give clients when looking at a house with a view to purchasing it. If it has a flat front with no bays, go up and stand under the front wall of the property. Look up at the gutter and if it is badly bowed and not straight,...read more
Things to look out for on your roof Patios | Asphalt | Dry Rot We are finding more and more evidence of dry rot in the timbers of old asphalt roofs that haven’t been maintained properly. Example 1 This shows an outdoor sitting area with an asphalt covering that was...read more
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