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W & K Contracting

Flat Roof - Installation / Repair

WK CONTRACTING LTD undertake all aspects of building work from plastering a single ceiling or wall to a full house renovation. We also offer home refurbishment, rendering, new build, renovation and home extension work which can include joinery, plumbing and electrics alongside our high quality plastering and finishing service. 

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Reviewed by Sarah on 12/4/2021

Not only did Krystian call back quickly in response to my advert, he also send out a guy to quote for the job when he said he would. Communication was great. The work was done within budget and on time and he even did extra work as well. The work was excellent, both Krystian and his mate turned up on time every day and worked hard to get the external wall removed. The site was cleaned up at the end of the day. I now have a wonderful open plan kitchen/conservatory and won't hesitate to recommend these guys:)

W2 roofing contractors Ltd are a family run business based in Ascot, Berkshire and are one of the longest serving roofing contractors within the region we have built up a reputation for high quality workmanship over the last 35 years. Experienced in all forms of roofing works inc specialist leadwork. Willing and able to take on any size contract and we have worked along side of Bracknell Forest Council on the roofs We will not be beaten on price or quality, Insurance backed guarantees provided on all new works

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Reviewed by Amrit on 8/4/2021

Tavan contractors were nothing but professional through the whole process. I felt like I was dealing with honest individuals who were totally transparent about all works undertaken. I was able to see step by step all the work that was done. They were very efficient with their time and the work done was to a very high standard. I couldn't recommend Dean and the team enough. I will definitely be using them in the future.

As a building company with years of experience and numbers of great feedbacks, we can run any kind of project like full kitchens/bathrooms renovations , lofts/garages conversion, extensions garden rooms/offices etc. As a team, we work very efficient and we running only one project at a time to make sure we focus and keep time frames. With great work ethic we value our customer satisfaction over the profit. We offer free consultation during the project and with great communication skills, we guarantee to manage it on all the way through to the customer satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Carl on 26/10/2020

Tom and his team are total stars! Whatever I throwed at him he would sort out and fix for me. A real "can do" mentality that is so refreshing in the building trade. I started with one job and because they did it so well, i asked them to quote on lots of larger jobs in my flat (as i was completely redoing the flat i purchased after the same person had lived there for 40 years). Tom and his team can turn their hands to anything . I TOTALLT trust them and would recommend them to my kids and parents

M.Z. LOFTS LTD

Flat Roof - Installation / Repair

Whilst all loft conversions follow a similar route to completion, M.Z. Lofts understands that each clients requirements are specific to them. Based in Billericay, our in-house team of construction industry professionals will take care of every stage, transforming your very personal vision into a stunning reality. At M.Z. Lofts Limited, our team tailors each project to our clients unique vision. From the initial design stages, trough to the realisation of your beautiful new loft space, M.Z. Lofts Limited are on hand ensuring that you are included every step of the way.

Jmh Property maintenance is a family run buisness, with 30years experience , we specialise in a complete range of property repairs and improvements, from minor repairs to new roofs, all types of domestic and commercial clients, 1st class services,insured.

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Reviewed by Donald on 20/4/2021

John and Andy were great. I only asked them to do the roof verge, but they also sorted the roof tiles and guttering from the same quote. Very impressed. My brother was a surveyor. He told me what I should ask for, but before passing it on, John told me what the best route would be...which was the same as my brother said. Would highly recommend. ????

We are a design and build company with over 7 years of experience within the construction industry. We cover both residential and commercial construction projects.With the aid of software and state of the art technologies, we quote accurately and complete projects within set budget and reasonable timescale. We are precise, offer quality service with client satisfaction guaranteed.

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Reviewed by Sophie P A on 28/11/2019

Cannot recommend enough. Professional, reliable and a fantastic job. Great at communication. Price was very reasonable, and the process smooth.

PJ Garry

Flat Roof - Installation / Repair

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Reviewed by Steve on 27/1/2021

Happy with the service received, Pete turned up on a Sunday to repair a leak to my roof

We are locally based construction company in Weston-super-Mare. We aim to deliver a quality finish to every job. Also take on any job weather it’s small or large.

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Reviewed by John on 19/12/2019

Nothing is too much trouble. Cain and his staff worked hard to do a professional job.

Allan Developments

Flat Roof - Installation / Repair

A family run buisness with 10 year workmanship, helping others

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Reviewed by Duncan on 19/4/2021

Quick response, very easy to deal with and the building issue resolved satisfactorily with no fuss or problems.

Platinum Roofing & Building Ltd offers a range of repairs carried out to an extremely high standard. Free qoutes & Inspections. Professional roofing team!

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Reviewed by graham on 16/6/2020

They were in contact quickly and the work was done . the unexpected cost was to remedy other work that was not done properly by the builder. I also have a 10 year guarantee which was the deciding factor in choosing them. Graham Evans

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Flat Roof - Installation / Repair specialists - what you need to know

There are many reasons you might be looking at a flat roof – from planning restrictions through to budget, architecture and even thermal efficiency. Whatever your motive, modern flat roofs are neat and can be an elegant, cost-effective solution for a single-storey extension or garage.

The name “flat roof” is actually slightly misleading – all so-called flat roofs need a slight angle or “pitch” to allow rain water to drain. Puddles are the enemy of any flat roof, as standing water can cause leaks or damp.

Flat roofing systems require a level base, or roof deck, to apply a waterproof membrane to. The deck layer is usually created using timber or plywood for domestic roofing, but might also be made from metal, concrete, or a composite.

If your tradesperson uses plywood, it should be at least 18 mm thick, with sheets fixed to joists along their longer edges and staggered for greater stability. A membrane will then sit on the plywood deck, allowing for an expansion gap (if necessary). Typically, membranes consist of asphalt, EPDM, or bitumen on older roofs

Cost of flat roofing

  • Budget (felt roofs): £40 average price per sqm
  • Medium (rubber or fibre glass roofs): £80-£90 average price per sqm
  • Expensive (lead bay roofs): £300+ average price per sqm

What materials are flat roofs made from?

Flat roofs consist of a few layers, each using a specific material for a specific purpose. As we’ve mentioned above, the deck layer will be constructed using plywood, sheet timber, metal, concrete, or a composite.

Vapour control and thermal layers may also be required, sitting between the deck and the waterproofing membrane. Vapour control is provided by sheets made from polymeric foil, bitumen sheet, or polyethylene membrane, while the thermal layer is typically standard insulation – fibreglass or mineral wool.

There are a number of options for the top waterproof layer, such as bitumen-based felt or asphalt, EPDM rubber and PVC systems. Stone chippings or a mineral finish are usually added to protect the waterproof layer.

Can flat roofs be repaired?

Most flat roofs can be fixed by a professional with the right expertise. It’s worth noting that running repairs may be an ongoing cost consideration if you own a property with a flat roof. The most common issue you’ll face is the build-up of dirt which prevents rain from draining – causing standing water and leaks. Cleaning away dirt is an easy issue to solve.

Provided there isn’t extensive damage to the roof, typically repairing blistered felt, splits or cracks, and replacement flashings can solve the problem. A roofing expert will be able to find the issue and advise you regarding whether a repair is cost-efficient (and likely to last). 

Don’t be tempted to try to repair a flat roof by yourself though. Even roofs that aren’t too old may not be as stable as you think, and it can be dangerous to clamber around with rotten areas or weak points.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There’s no legal requirement for a flat roofing tradesperson to hold a specific qualification or accreditation. It’s advisable to opt for a roofing specialist, rather than a general builder, and specifically one with generous flat roofing expertise.

A number of City & Guilds and NVQ qualifications are available, specific to flat roofing. While these are an advantage, they’re not compulsory. Similarly, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) is a trade body that some roofers will have a membership to, but it’s not crucial.

Planning permission for flat roofing

Flat roofing is often a solution to planning concerns, but you should always check with a planning officer rather than assuming your project won’t need additional permission. The main concern with a flat roof is the structure it sits on top of – an extension or a new garage may require planning permission, even if they are only single storey.

If your property is in an area that features older buildings, or a neighbourhood that has homes with a specific architecture, visual amenity (in other words the “style” of your project) may come into consideration too. While modern flat roofs are unobjectionable, the quirks of local government can always spring a surprise.

Read the full list of planning permission considerations on the planning portal website, and if in doubt speak to your local council.

Insurance for flat roofing work

Alongside public liability insurance – crucial to protect you and your property against any damage a tradesperson causes – ask for a warranty on the roof. The last thing you’ll want is a leak which leads to a downpour inside your home, and an outpour from your wallet.

Questions you should ask your flat roofing specialist

  • What materials would they use for your flat roof, and why?
  • Can they provide a warranty for their work?
  • Can they show you their public liability insurance?

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