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family business 60 year's father son and grandson ,flat roofing in Northern Ireland,

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Reviewed by Mairead on 22/10/2020

Tommy came out promptly to view our flat roof, provided a quote and arranged for the job to be done that week. The guys were very professional, they did a the job quickly and to a high standard. Would definitely recommend. Brenda. BT36.

Triumph felt roofing

Flat Roof - Installation / Repair

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Reviewed by Mick on 15/6/2020

Perry was a nice guy, very prompt with my inquiry and quoted price. He's team were very good and approachable, they were very tidy and cleaned up as they went. Done a very good job to my roof, appreciate every thing they done. Would definitely recommend, a great guy and team .

Welcome to Thameside Roofing & Building Solutions We are a family run roofing company who work in the domestic and commercial sectors of roofing covering all types of roofing with specialist tradesmen at youre service using quality materials. We pride ourselves on a huge portfolio of clients from housing trust properties too royal parks properties. We are fully qualified and insured Thankyou for taking the time in viewing our profile Philip Day Thameside Roofing & Building Solutions

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Reviewed by Laurence on 20/10/2020

Philip Day of “Thameside Roofing Specialists” totally botched fitting 2 Velux windows. I wouldn’t wish the damage he did to our home on anyone: horribly stressful & expensive to repair. One Velux was smaller than agreed, both leaked terribly. He repeatedly promised to replace/repair/refund. He never did. He then tried to blame “Adam”, who worked for him, changed his trading name to “Thameside Roofing & Building Solutions” & blocked us. The reputable firm paid to sort his mess, said it was “shockingly bad”.

We are a medium size company who cater from small to big projects, We use specialist equiptment when painting external walls and use coatings that are designed to be maintenance free. We also specialise in Firestone rubber roofs and UPVC products such as Fascias/Guttering even building new Porches. As a company we do not use salespeople we send out an employee to sit down and discuss your needs, Measure up where neccessary and workout the quote. We are a Nottingham based company but cover most parts of the UK and have material drop off points in most areas making it very accessible to work where needed. Please feel free to use our service all our quotes are valid for a period of 12 months and you are under no obligation to use us, we employ all our staff even down to our installers so you never get any sub-contractors on site and a free phone number direct to our Nottingham head office for all your customer service needs.

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Reviewed by Beverley on 20/10/2020

Nadeem and his team are professional, courteous and reliable. Steve, Carl and David did an excellent job fitting uPVC soffits, fascias, guttering, windows and doors. We could not have asked for better. Would highly recommend.

We’re a fast growing Roofing, Gutter and Driveway company based in Oxford, South East England. We are committed to providing a professional and efficient service at all time whilst maintaining the highest standards of work. Our extensive experience in the industry make us the go to company for roofing, gutters, driveway and patio work throughout Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and surrounding areas. With a vast array of expertise and experience, our workforce specialise in a variety of roofing services, from small repairs to a full re-roofing. Our roofing services are suitable for both residential and commercial properties. All our roofing services are fully insured during the duration of the work carried out by our team and covered by our 10 year guarantee once completed. We also offer other specialised services including: Guttering and Fascia protection, Tiling, Roof system protection, Roof re-pointing plus more. Praised for exceptional professionalism and services, the company is known for delivering the highest quality of work, and with over 20 years of in-field experience, you can trust Premier Roofing, Gutters & Driveways and its team of experts with all types of roofing, gutters & fascias and driveways projects you might have. With Premier Roofing, Gutters & Driveways as your business partner, you can expect only the highest level of craft and customer service. Most of our trade comes from our past clients recommendations. Our pricing is very competitive, and every single client is important to us.

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Reviewed by Paul on 6/10/2020

5 gold stars for Jamie and team, seems to have cracked it! a challenging task but Jamie stuck with it and achieved the desired result.

B. Jones roofing

Flat Roof - Installation / Repair

Ive been roofing now for 33 years very experienced as you can see from my ratings if u need a roofer you cant trust 100% than im the person your looking for

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Reviewed by Alan on 3/9/2020

Very pleased with B Jones Roofing. Billy promptly turned up to see the job that required to be done and gave us a reasonably priced estimate and an indication of when he would be able to complete the work. On the actual day of the work Billy and his workers turned up on time and worked very hard and with great diligence. They did an excellent job and tidied up leaving no mess. All in all I can recommend B. Jones Roofing without hesitation.

TOPROOFERS LTD

Flat Roof - Installation / Repair

We are professional roofers and we can help you with any roofing problems from flat roofs to pitch, chimney repairs, guttering, fascia and soffit ,lead work We love referrals! Thank you

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Reviewed by Richard on 22/10/2020

Marius caused a new leak in one roof during a messy repair. Failed to repair the guttering which still leaks. Didn’t come back to fix the issues and denied even quoting for the job online.

Roofline.Solutions

Flat Roof - Installation / Repair

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Roofline . Solutions we supply and fit anything to do with roofing and building also upvc facials and soffits etc

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Reviewed by Gary on 22/10/2020

Great Job

CPM Wales

Flat Roof - Installation / Repair

Over 30 years roofing and property maintenance experience. No job too big or too small. A good standard of workmanship and will guarantee all our work. Reliability is key. we have expanded the area's we will work to Monmouth and Herefordshire, has we want to give customers peace of mind when looking for a reliable roofer with a wealth of knowledge, experience and satisfaction knowing that a professional job is carried out . cpm roofing is the first name you should be looking for when choosing a reputable roofer.

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Reviewed by Alan on 20/10/2020

1st class service. Arrived when they said they would. Surveyed the repair and gave an estimate. Carried out the work in a timely manner. Cleaned up when completed. A fast and friendly service by the crew. Alan

Laws Roofing services is a Yorkshire based company carrying out all aspects of roofing in the area. We have a massive portfolio of work for you to view from lead work to new roofs. We offer low cost solutions with quality guaranteed. All work guaranteed

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Reviewed by Tony on 8/9/2020

From start to finish communication with Laws roofing was excellent, I had lots of questions and Steve had all the answers putting my mind at rest. Steve and the lads did an excellent job for a great price and didn't leave any mess behind. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for any roofing work.

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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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