On Thursday night, after three nights away from home, I heard dripping in the house after it started to rain heavily and found water pouring in through the loft hatch door into my spare room. The carpet and bed were soaking as it probably had been leaking for the whole time I was away - during the heavy rain and high winds that hit Bristol on Mon - Thurs last week. The ceiling is now wet and damp in various areas and there is a heavy smell of damp from the carpet now. Think there may be roof damage allowing water in or a blocked drain, which overflows and causes water to run into my roof space. Am very concerned as more rain is expected, so need it looking at very quickly.
Ladders will most definitely be needed to access the roof. It's a tiled roof with a flat roof extension at the back - but the problem is in the tiled area of the roof. Seems to be on the right hand side of the roof at the the back (looking at the front of the house).
Very friendly, prompt and genuine tradesman....even called to check everything was ok when it rained days before he was due to come look at my roof. Fair quote, which was exactly what I paid, and seems to have done a thorough job. Mindful of doing things well and careful not to damage or dirty my property. Will definitely use again and would happily recommend.Valeria
Unsold Job, Updated Details : In terms of roof tiles there are about 200 over the two sections. Photos of the roof and work can be emailed. Many thanks Original : I live in a terrace house and need work doing in a few areas; the roof is inverted and therefore looks flat from the road due to a front parapet. The work that needs doing:
Coping stones lifted, cleaned and reset with a waterproof membrane where the houses are joined. There are about 12 stones that need lifting non need replacing.
The same work needs doing on the other side.
At the front of the house the coping stones also need lifting and cleaning etc as above. Two of the stones might need replacing, happy to provide stones if considered needed. In addition the parapet wall render needs removing and replacing. This is a small wall, 18ft by 5ft aprox. There is lead flashing at the base which will need to be reset into the roof to create a waterproof seal.
The roof itself is in part need of replacing/repair. Some tiles need replacing, but given the felt is 10+ years old I would like a quote for replacing the felt, batons, and titles. The titles are double roman, very old and on a low pitch roof provide poor drainage, so seems worth looking at getting then replaced. The drainage on the roof is poor so the drainage valley might need improving.
The work would need to be quoted for in 3 parts with scoffolding costs as a fourth item.
We need some rendering done as well as possibly to re-felt and re-tile the roof.
lead work failing (leaking in three places) at point where tiles reach the flat lead gully
A large piece of plastic has blown off our roof. I need someone to replace it and inspect for any other damage and also check for any other maintenance that needs doing.
Updated : Sounds like the roof and velux window needs to be replaced. please quote. Original : Very old low pitch London style tiled roof. Would like some advice on whether to repair or replace and a quote. Located in Totterdown.