Client: Mrs. Helen Whittham.
Site Address: Albany Road, Redruth, Cornwall.
Background to the Job
Mrs Whittham’s roof was experiencing water ingress and slate slippage. She contacted Summit Roofing Solutions after a recommendation from a satisfied customer.
We arranged a time to look at the roof that was convenient for Mrs Whittham. During the visit, it was discovered that the roof coverings were considerably aged. This had resulted in slate slippage and perishing of the underlay felt. We advised a roof replacement as the most cost-effective solution that would also offer long-term peace of mind.
After taking the necessary measurements and details, we sent a detailed email to Mrs Whittham. This contained information about the intended job, pictures taken during our site visit and a quotation. Mrs Whittham accepted our quote and a start date for the job was agreed.
Talking to Our Clients
Mrs Whittham was kept updated throughout the re-roofing work. On completion of this work, another detailed email was sent with a breakdown of work undertaken, pictures taken during the job and an itemised invoice.
Any potential problems were pointed out before starting work. Mid terrace re-roofs often involve some difficulties, but these can’t always be established until the coverings are removed. In this case, it was discovered a specific system needed to be installed, so that materials could meet seamlessly with proper integrity.
A ‘before’ picture. The main roof was considerably aged with water ingress. It was decided that a man-made slate similar to the original roof slate would be installed, using a copper nail and rivet system.
Because the slating could not be matched with the neighbouring property’s materials, a specific GRP bonding gutter was required. This picture shows the new breathable felt and treated timber fully installed. It also shows the gutter, which will disperse water to the fascia guttering.
This shows the job when one side of the bonding gutter was slated, to give an idea of how the system works. Doubles slates are used in this situation, to provide adequate side lap.
A view of the completed rear elevation in a 600mm x 300mm cement fibre man-made slate. An in-line vent slate was installed for bathroom extraction, along with a Velux window detail. Reclaimed clay ridge tiles were used to give an appropriate finish, in keeping with neighbouring properties.