Clients: Matt and Sarah Birchett.
Site Address: Gweek House, Gweek, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6UD.
Background to the Job
The property is one of the most prominent buildings on the approach to picturesque Gweek. Summit was contacted by Mr Birchett shortly after the house was purchased, because the surveyor had highlighted that roof coverings would need replacement. A site visit, arranged to suit the clients’ schedules, established that the chimney structures also needed to be replaced. Summit works closely with chimney specialist SW Trowels Ltd; this enabled the chimney works to be carried out as part of one complete project.
Talking to Our Clients
After the initial site visit, an email quote was supplied. Various queries were answered and SW Trowels carried out further visits to discuss chimney construction, detail and timings. Site workers needed access to the roof space in the client’s absence; as a result, they were responsible for keys and locked and alarmed the property diligently throughout the project. The finished project successfully met a strict client deadline.
The old slates had a spray foam covering the underside, which can make for a difficult removable, but they were swiftly lifted away. Next, coverings were removed, which revealed timber degradation and the need for new fascia, gutters and soffit boards. Costings were supplied for both elements and the work was carried out alongside the main contracted works.
After removing the old slates and coverings, new breathable felt and 50mm x 25mm treated battens were installed, to bring the roof back to a watertight condition.
Completed front elevation. Said the clients Matt and Sarah, ‘We were impressed from start to finish with the excellent service and quality workmanship we gained from Adam and his team – nothing was too much trouble. We’ve had so many positive comments since the roof was completed and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Summit Roofing to our friends and family. We look forward to working with the team again in the future. Thank you!’
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