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Whether you require a full new rebuild on your roof or have a cracked slate that needs replacing, we can do it all and are happy to do so.
Get in touch with one of our friendly representatives to arrange a free no-obligation quotation and to check our earliest availability in your area.
Whether its a slipped slate, a new roof, an extension or a loft conversion our work ethic will remain the same. At Roofer and Builder we believe that if a job is worth doing, its worth doing well. Do it once and do it right. We aim to deliver a complete inhouse service from plans through to completion.
The new permitted development rules allow most roof alterations as long as you are not raising the height of the roof or changing the existing roof plane by more than 150 millimetres. You are also allowed to install skylights without seeking permission if the rules above are followed.
If you are in any doubt then it is always advisable to contact your local planning department for verification of the laws in your area.
As well as carrying out building projects and internal refurbishments we at Roofer and Builder complete many roof repairs every week. They can consist of re-slating an entire roof to repointing ridge tiles with mortar and can vary from house to house. In a lot of cases, a general roof overhaul is all that’s needed to maintain the roof structure of most properties. Why not call for a general overhaul, which consists of bringing your roof back to a good general condition, with pictures that were taken showing the work that has taken place.
Flashing: Flashings are most commonly lead or lead replacement which is a substitute for lead. Flashings are mostly installed on chimney areas where chimney protrudes roof covering. This is an area prone to leaks due to lead being damaged by high winds and in some cases poor installation.
Overhauls: Following a free inspection we can complete an overhaul for a fixed fee of £399.00. This will cover gutter joints, cleaning out internal gutter debris and minor roof repairs. Your roof area will remain secure and watertight. We will also take pictures and give you an honest appraisal of the general condition of all the coverings.
Purlins: Purlins support most of your roof from the inside. In some cases, these can sag due to the increased weight load when a slate roof has been changed to a tiled roof and collar ties have not been installed to prevent spreading. In the most severe cases, this can be visible from outside your home. This problem can also have an adverse effect on your chimney stack.
Whether concrete tiles or slate, felt or metal sheeting, or anything in between, our team will have installed, repaired or maintained them. Most domestic roofs in the UK are covered in concrete tiles or slate. During your free inspection, we can advise on the most suitable roof covering depending on the age and style of your home and give you various options regarding your budget.
Clay Tiles: We do occasionally use clay 10 x 6 tiles but only on request as they are much more expensive than the concrete equivalent. The further south you travel in the UK, for example, kent clay peg tiles were commonly used but are becoming increasingly difficult to source. Unless the property is listed and it is a legal requirement most generally go for the cheaper alternative.
Terracotta Tiles: Terracotta 10 x 6 tiles otherwise known as rosemary tiles are more commonly used now in the UK. The lifespan and pleasing aesthetics far outweigh the savings made by using any concrete tile. Installing a new rosemary tiled terracotta (including bonnet tiles) can give a more traditional style.
Spanish Slate: Spanish slate are a visually similar but cheaper alternative to Welsh slate. In our expert’s opinion they are no comparison to Welsh slate but when budgets dictate that savings need to be made, this is one area where the cost savings can be considerable. We salvage all Welsh slate that we can and reuse as and when required for repairs and full re-slates.
Slate: Although Welsh slate is an expensive way to install a new roof it will outlast performance-wise any concrete tiled roof. We at Roofer and Builder enjoy installing a traditional slate, as we believe the reward when completed looks amazing.
Shingles: Shingles are generally used on Garden rooms and summer houses. They are generally made of cedar and are installed in a similar way to slate.
Concrete Tile: Concrete tiles although quite common and cost-effective are a good way to cover your existing property. They come in several different colours and profiles, generally the pitch dictates what tile you can use.
Dry Ridge: Dry ridge tiles are a more modern way to install ridge tiles. Wherever they can be installed we would highly recommend as they are low maintenance when installed correctly we’ve never experienced them coming off, even during a storm.
Felt: Felt is installed beneath slates, concrete tiles, terracotta and clay tiles. A lot of existing roofs are still covered with a bitumen type felt which over time becomes very brittle and allows water to penetrate. When exposed to the weather over time the section which sits in your gutter disintegrates allowing water to leak into your property. Again it’s a common cause of a leaking roof. When new roof installations are carried out breathable felt is used which allows your roof to breathe and acts as a second defence against water penetration from your main roof covering keeping your home secure and watertight.
Our team has worked on and installed virtually every roof type that gets used in Liverpool and across the UK. Whether a box gable to a half-hipped, from a parapet to a mansard we can install, repair or maintain them. Speak to an expert now at Roofer and Builder and let us take good care of you.
Flat Roof: Although flat roofs are generally problem areas for many homeowners, there are several ways to install them using a variety of methods. A 3 layer felt roof system using firrings to give a slight tilt (if installed correctly) will last the average homeowner approximately 30 years. GRP flat roof areas are a new alternative to the traditional ways, although they are quite noisy as opposed to a standard felted flat roof area, the guarantee is usually the same as a felted flat area.
Bay Roof: Bay areas can be either felted using the method described above, but can also be done in the GRP method. Flat bay roofs can also be pitched and completed using breathable under-felt, treated battens, 10 x 6 tiles and baby ridge, although this can be slightly more expensive way of doing this, the results do speak for themselves.
Pitched Roof: Pitched areas are a great way of converting flat and bay roof areas. They look better and outlast any flat felt installation. You can have almost any covering on your pitched roof to match the main area of your property.
We offer full maintenance options for your roof, whether it be repointing chimney stacks to installing a GRP valley or upgrading to a dry ridge system. Roofer and Builder will be able to help you out. See below for a comprehensive list of options that will help with the maintenance of your roof.
Leadwork: Lead work is an important part of any roof and outlasts any alternative including lead replacement. We always use code 4 lead when installing lead work to chimney areas, pitched roof areas, boxed guttering and valleys. Code 4 lead is nearly always requested by architects to comply with current building requlations.
Verges: The verge area is situated above every external wall of your property. Verges can be installed using different methods. The more traditional method of fibre cement undercloak and mortar are more associated with slates, rosemary tiles and older concrete tiles. The modern way is to install various dry fix installations without the need for mortar. This method is very low maintenance.
Valley: Valleys can be installed using different method. The more traditional method is lead which is quite expensive but more suited to slates and 10 x 6 tiles. This is a tried and tested method and when correctly installed looks fantastic.
GRP Valley: GRP valleys are a cheaper alternative to lead and come in two different ways. The fibreglass valley with an upstand for me far outweights the other type and when fitted correctly with concrete tiles looks amazing.
Hips: Hips are generally covered with ridge tiles and depending on your roof covering can be half round, angular or even bonnet tiles. In most cases they can be installed using the dry ridge system which requires no mortar and is very low maintenance.
Eaves: Eaves can be dressed using fascia and soffit board or left open with gutters attached to ends of timber. Older properties tend to be open eaves where as newer properties tend to be have fascia and soffits allready installed.
Dormer: Dormers are usually installed when doing a loft conversion. The roof of the Dormer can be either Fibre glass / GRP or the more traditional 3 layer felt method. The cheeks and face of Dormer are usually dressed using 10 x 6 tiles or double embossed cladding or rendered.