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We are a family run business with 20 years of experience from big jobs to small jobs From a single slate to a full re-roof property maintenance can help out

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Reviewed by Darren on 1/4/2020

Excellent job, slightly more expensive than first thought, but the response and completion of the job was excellent....well done.

At Topcover Roofing we pride ourselves on quality workmanship and impeccable customer service from start to finish. NVQ qualified team carrying out all aspects of building and roofing solutions from minor building repairs to full re roofs across the UK

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Reviewed by martin on 17/3/2020

Do not hire this person paid him 1500 to fibreglass my domer it still leaks put his foot through the roof left all his waste behind walked fibre glass all over my drive cracked my gutter and when I tried to get him back he got very nasty and aggressive the room is my young daughters room and she is unable to sleep in there he did the job over a month ago he has left my wife and myself very upset

Coastal Roofing and Building is a reputable roofing and building company We pride ourselves on providing high-quality work at competitive prices Our skilled craftsmen are highly reliable, friendly and professional. We ensure complete customer satisfaction

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 5/4/2020

Had Tom and his team come out to fit new tiles, felt and battens on my roof and could not be more impressed with the quality of work which was performed. The whole job was completed in only two days, and no mess was left behind. Tom even highlighted further issues which were out of his current remit for us to address seperately at a later point in the future. I couldn't recommend Costal Roofing enough, and shall definitely be using them again for any further roofing needs in the future.

We are a family run business and we do all property maintenance

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Reviewed by John on 2/4/2020

Job completed, very polite, clean and tidy.

All types of building work undertaken, roof and chimney maintenance specialists distance no problem

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Reviewed by James on 6/4/2020

I literally could not have asked for anymore from MJR builders. They turned up within an hour to give me a good quote and completed the job to a high standard a few days later. They said they would start at 8am and were on time and got the job done. If you are looking for a roofer that will turn up when they say, give a good quote and do a great job then give them a call.

Hi were a small business growing and taking on all roofing work in and out of London doing all pitch and flat roofs and very competitive prices give a call and see what we can do for you all work in garaunted backed and invoiced

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Reviewed by Kirk on 21/3/2020

Friendly and completed quickly.

At Lockhart Roofing and Brickwork Services, we believe in high quality workmanship, provided at very competitive prices. I am also an approved EPDM ( original Classic Bond ) flat roof installer which comes with a 20 year warranty. We give a 10 year guarantee on all roofing repairs & maintenance, along with specialist skills in leadwork. All quotes are free & no-obligation. We have over 300 - 5 star reviews with Rated People and we have recently been filmed and are waiting to be advertised on the Tv as being the best tradesmen with the most 5 star reviews with Rated people.com. Best wishes. Joe Lockhart.

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Reviewed by Ellie on 5/4/2020

I highly recommend Joe Lockhart. His response to my online enquiry was prompt and he inspected the damaged chimney within 2 days of my job posting and outlined clearly exactly what needed to be done. The job was completed within the same week and each stage of the process was fully outlined and photos were taken and shared by text before, during, and after completion. Everything was left clean tidy and shipshape when the work was completed. Brilliant work for a very fair price.

Hi my name is Martin I am the owner of MGK plastics Ltd MGK plastics we believe in 100% customer satisfaction we Believe in going the extra mile and a customer is always right at my company we install UPVC facias soffits cladding and guttering dry verg end caps General roofing repairs including repointing chimney breasts and re-pointing ridge tiles we also do rubber roofing garage roofing and all UPVC repairs we cannot be beaten on quality price and value for money we are fully registered company we are fully insured company and all of our work carries a 10 year guarantee there is no deposit or no payment until all work is fully completed and all customers are satisfied with the work carried out by MGK plastics Ltd

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Reviewed by Maureen on 10/10/2019

Don’t know how the thumbs up turned into question marks, as there is definitely no question about the workmanship first class

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 Dina on 4/4/2020

Very satisfied with the job has been done. As soon as the weather let him do it, Ian and his team totally change the garage and sheds roof. Quick and reliable, clean job and very organized, early start and focused on their job as the entire job has been done in two days. I'm pleased with the result and it was worth to wait for them to be able to do it. The weather was our worst enemy though.

Over 20 years experience in all types of roofing

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Reviewed by Aytan on 14/3/2020

Professional, prompt and diligent with their work. Would recommend and use again.

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Roofers - what you need to know

Roofers will work on a variety of different structural roofs, including flat, slate and tiled, metal and thatched roofs. Most of the work they do is aimed at protecting your home from the elements so that water can’t get inside and cause damp. They’ll carry out jobs like replacing lead sheeting, re-slating and tiling a roof. They can also fit new guttering and deal with the rainwater pipe to make sure that water’s not running down the outside wall of a home and damaging the structure. As well as protecting your home by carrying out repair work, they can also help you get more natural light inside by fitting a skylight window in a converted loft or above a kitchen island.

What a roofer can help with

  • Repairing or building a chimney(s).
  • Re-slating and tiling a roof.
  • Replacing fascias, soffits or cladding.
  • Fitting Velux or skylight windows.
  • Replacing lead sheeting.
  • Fitting new guttering or rainwater pipes.
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To inspect the roof, it needs to be looked at from both the inside and outside. If you can see sunlight coming through a gap in the loft, you might be missing a roof tile or slate. A water stain in the loft can be a sign of a roof covering problem, and other parts of the roof, like flashing and chimney stacks can cause leaks when damaged which you should be able to spot from the street with a decent pair of binoculars. Because of this, the roof should be inspected twice a year – once in summer when you can take advantage of the sunlight and once in autumn/winter, as it’s easier to spot a leaking roof after it’s been raining.

How can I tell if my roof needs repairing or replacing?

Flat roofs tend to have a slope or pitch of less than 10 degrees and have a reputation for leaks. Sometimes the gradient isn’t steep enough meaning that it can sag and allow rainwater to pool on the roof, before making its way into the room below. If a roof’s more than 20 years old, it’s probably due to be replaced. Newer roofs can still get damaged which is why they should be inspected twice a year. Thatch roofs tend to last a lot longer – between 20 and 70 years – however they face additional fire risks. To reduce this risk, you should have chimney stacks inspected and sweep the chimney regularly.

Costs for common roofing jobs 

We surveyed our tradespeople to give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for common roofing jobs. The costs below are an approximate national average and based on a 3-bedroom property.

Some typical jobs Low High
New flat roof (where the roof’s the main roof) £2,500 £4,500
New slate/tiled roof (where the roof’s the main roof) £4,500 £7,000
Flat roof repairs (pooling water) £400 £800
Flashing repairs/replacement £200 £400
Slate/tiled roof repairs (missing or slipped slates/tiles) £100 £300

Different types of roofs

  • Flat roof.
  • Slate and tiled roof.
  • Thatched roof.
  • Zinc/metal roof.

If there’s a leak in my roof, does the whole roof need to be replaced?

Whether your roof needs replacing depends on the location of the leak. It might look like there’s a leak in one place but water can make its way to a different part of the roof. If there’s a leak, a roofer will be able to determine what needs doing. Often, it’s the flashing and not the roofing material itself that’s damaged, so a roof may only need to be swapped for a new one if it’s old and likely to need replacing sometime soon.

Planning permission for roofing jobs

Roofs can be altered without planning permission as long as:

  • The alteration is no more than 150 mm from the existing roof pane.
  • The alteration isn’t higher than the highest part of the roof.

There are different rules that apply when you extend or alter a roof beyond these conditions. They come under "the enlargement of a dwelling house consisting of an addition or alteration to its roof" and tend to apply to loft conversions. You can find more information on these rules and rules for other projects at the Planning Portal.

Building regulations for roofing jobs

If you want to repair or re-cover less than 25% of a pitch or flat roof, you won’t normally need to submit a building regulations application but you will need approval if:

  • You’re altering the structure of the roof.
  • The performance of the new covering will be significantly different to the performance of the existing covering in the event of a fire.
  • You’re replacing or repairing more than 25% of the roof’s area as the roof thermal insulation will usually have to be improved.

Info correct at time of publishing, head to the Planning Portal to check the most up to date information.

Insurance for roofing work

There’s no legal obligation for roofers to be insured but many choose to purchase public liability insurance so they’re covered in the case of an injury or accidental damage to a property.

tiled roof

 

Questions you should ask a roofer

  • How long have they been trading?
  • What experience do they have of carrying out similar work?
  • Will they supply the materials for the job?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Will they be carrying out the job themselves or sub-contracting it? If the job’s being carried out by someone else, what experience do they have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does this last?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking roofers.

Roofing tips 

 

Find more tips on protecting your home from water damage and how to maintain your roof in spring and autumn. For design tips, discover how to increase your home’s natural light with skylights.

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