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We carrie out maintenance and building work to all property have over 35 years experience in the building industry

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Reviewed by Ivan on 6/10/2020

Mike is very knowledgeable and quick at his work. He has never let me down and I have instructed him to do many jobs.

Centiam is a business based in the heart of Glasgow servicing the people of Scotland.  Improving your home is simple with Centiam. We provide a bespoke service and we are supported by a network of manufacturers and suppliers working with you to create stylish products to improve your home. From initial design consultation to manufacturing and installation, our expert teams take care of it all, Centiam only offers the best of the best. Reliable in every way! We have 2 divisions within the company;  Roofing division specialise in; New roofs, roofline, flat roofing, lead work and Velux window installation. (Velux Registered Installers) Windows, doors and conservatory division specialise in; New replacement UPVC & timber windows, doors, conservatories and Equinox tiled roof.  Centiam's reputation for giving value for money and commitment to after sales service means that over 80% of new orders are through customer recommendation.  Our service is without hassle or sales pressure that is too frequently experienced with larger companies.  Why choose Centiam Home Improvements for your next project?  Local Company No Pressure Sales Outstanding Quality Competitive Price A Name You Can Trust The Majority of our Work Comes from Referrals from Happy Customers 10 Year Insurance Backed Guarantee Centiam are members of TRUSTMARK the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme covering work a consumer chooses to have carried out in or around their home. Get a FREE quote - Phone or video call consultations available now.

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Reviewed by Nicola on 6/4/2021

Work was very professional. Quick to give a quote and measure up. Very happy with work completed. Would use again

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 Mark on 5/2/2021

Top job. Tradesmen were courteous and hardworking. Cleaned up after themselves. Will definitely use again.

Watertight home improvements Don't move-IMPROVE & ADD VALUE TO YOUR PROPERTY.We specialise in ALLroofing,all types of building &.DPC.work & uPVC roofline.Approved & certificated installers of EPDM Firestone RubberCover roof system.FULLY,INSURED 100 RADIUS

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Reviewed by Les on 10/9/2019

They reroofed the garage which was excellent and I ask them to do other work on facia boards and new gutters for the porch. They found that the tarmac underlay on the porch was not very good and replaced it; removing the tiles. There was no quote given for this but I said I wanted it doing. They also cleaned the house roof of moss and the drive. All the work was excellent and 5 star rating.

My company is based in east lothian , we have over 25years Roofing experience and believe in giving our customers the best .Im qualified in all aspects of roofing to Slating,tiling,leadworks,guttering, flat roofs, chimney works, stoneworks, harling. We cover small maintenance contracts to full Renewal works. we also rely on building a good reputation. We now offer a cherry picker service. Rope access fully qualified in all building maintenance heights. Tenement maintenance and insurance works also welcome

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Reviewed by John on 15/4/2021

Chris is great to work with. He took on a tricky job to replace damaged cast iron down pipes which included a technically challenging scaffold set up. He completed the job to a high standard at the agreed price. Very happy to recommend him.

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

JJ Walker property development”We have successfully undertaken and completed a number of projects.We have over 10 years building and demolition experience.With a work force of fully qualified tradesmen.

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Reviewed by Mairi on 1/3/2021

We had missing slates, leaking chimney and attic insulation repairs required. Job completed in 1 week to a great spec. Competitively priced compare to other quotes we obtained. John and his team we so professional, efficient and responsive to all questions and details about the job. They were on site to assess and quote promptly with realistic start date and kept us informed of progress throughout. I cannot recommend these guys enough, any jobs in the future we will be using Johnand his team. Top guys.

Timed served slaters and tiler's With over 30 years in business Quality controller for one of the Largest roofing services company's In the north west

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Reviewed by Karelyn on 1/9/2016

Hi Mike - been trying to get in touch with you re the previous job you did - can you get in touch asap please?

if you are looking for a new or one roof tile replacing then you have certainly come to the right place we seek to deliver excellence Time After Time and with the experience we have from working in a competitive industry, you can be sure that the finished article will be one to admire whether you need a complete new roof or your leaking guttering repaired, , don't hesitate to get in contact with BPM,Bill's property maintenance for a free quotation

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Reviewed by Andrew on 1/2/2021

I’m not in the position to rate the work as it has not been done. Quick to review, quote and give assurance on times, Since then, he’s been unresponsive to calls, text and email (a theme that I have seen on other sites) I think that the minor roofing work we needed was probably a step too far, as a majority of the feedback he has seems to be about cleaning gutters and power washing flags. My advice would be to avoid and seek a qualified Trades Person if you need a specialist job doing!

Hadley Building Services The work we carry out is from small single stories too larger projects. Fully experienced builders , who can carry out any type of job. Carpentry, Ground Working , Bricklaying , Landscaping, Patios , Roofing, Driveways, Loft Conversions

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Reviewed by Ed on 15/11/2020

A great experience. Competitive quote, good workmanship and completed on time. On top of this Ashley was very nice to work with and went the extra mile on several occasions to ensure the work met our needs and minimised disruption. He was also very flexible when our requirements changed during the project. Recommended and would definitely hire 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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