BOATHOUSE ON THE RIVER THAMES

Boathouse on the River Thames The attraction for us as roofers was that this 100-year-old building had its original pantiles remaining which the client and district surveyor insisted we use. These hand-made terracotta tiles look fabulous but are notoriously difficult...

A Roofer’s Holiday

The roofs in New Mexico are delightful and often comic (in a good way) from the corrugated iron ones of Albuquerque to the high-end public buildings of Santa Fe. However, what strikes me first as a roofer is the lack of guttering. Everywhere the flat roofs dump their...

Reclaimed Clay Tiles & Slate

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....

Roof Spread

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,...

Dry Rot

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...