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We are experienced in window/conservatories. facias/sofits/gutter. We repair/renew garage doors. We install resin driveways. We do all repairs to your home we are a small but efficient company we are small witch means we do not have alot of overheads so we can keep our prices reall affordable

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Garage Conversion, Home improvements, Porch / Canopy

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Reviewed by Mike on 26/5/2018

An excellent job. Chris and his team were a pleasure to use. I would certainly recommend them and use them again.

Roofing and re-roofing projects of all sizes We offer the following services and capabilities: High performance re-roofing Construction of high peformance roofs Traditional roofing and re-roofing Slating and re-slating of existing roofs

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof

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Reviewed by Elaine on 26/5/2018

A fabulous bunch of guys. Very friendly and professional. Got the job done no hassle. Great job love my new roof Thanks

Over 10 years experience specialising in bathrooms no job to big or small

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by JIM on 26/5/2018

communicative and knowledgeable.......clean workers..........recommended......

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, External Tiling

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Reviewed by Emma on 26/5/2018

I contacted the company via this website as an emergency job and they quickly responded. They returned the next day to fit the new boiler HOWEVER the job was not completed and it is leaking. We have contacted them on several occasions and they have reassured us that the leak is not a problem (but we don't know that) and they have the part we require. It has now been 6 weeks and they have not returned. .We will now we looking for someone else to complete the job

Family run property maintenance business with your needs in mind. We aim to carry out your maintenance on time on budget and more importantly to your satisfaction, covering TS, DL, SR, NE, and DH postcodes.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, End of tenancy cleaning

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Reviewed by Caroline on 26/5/2018

Excellent service. Friendly and efficient and pleased with the price.

Dedication to provide excellent customer service and an unrivalled painting and decorating service has earned us a formidable reputation. Our core values are always the same – deliver a hardworking service that is good value for money.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning

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Reviewed by derick on 26/5/2018

Very good. We were extremely pleased with the quality and tidiness of the work.

Hi I’m mark. I’ve been a roofer for 30 years I’ve worked on new and very old properties like the royal Albert Hall and all souls college library in Oxfordshire to name a few .for the past 10 years I’ve been working with my local council in the wyre

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof

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Reviewed by Alison on 26/5/2018

I'm very pleased with the work Mark did to my roof and will definitely use him again in the future. Good communication, reliable and he did exactly what he said he would.

We are a family run business with over 20 years experience in roofing and exterior services. We carry out all works from a single tile repair, school roofs and larger developments. We specialise in roofing services which include the following: Flat roofs, tile/slate repairs, lead work, chimney repairs/replacements, guttering clearance, moss removal, Velux windows/roof lights, ventilation/insulation, repointing, facias, soffits and tile hangings. We have completed a number of courses on the various roofing techniques. We aim to leave every customer extremely happy with every part of the process and offer great customer service/communication from start to finish. We offer to take photos of before and after and these can be sent to you with the relevant paperwork if required. Thanks for considering Willerby Roofing & Exteriors Ltd.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, External Rendering, External Tiling, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Robin on 26/5/2018

Good job done professionally.

For all your gardening, tree/hedge work and fencing needs with over 10 years of experience.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by Craig on 26/5/2018

Turned up on time and did the job ??

I am a young enthusiastic man looking to start out on my own with 6 years experience, with major building companies. All aspects of work covered :Flat roofs , re roofs , facia & gutters, cement work and led work.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof

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Reviewed by Marie on 26/5/2018

Mitch was a pleasure to work with and got the job done swiftly. I will use him again for more repairs to my home as Winter approaches.

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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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