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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 Lauren on 10/10/2019

Very prompt and efficient

hi we are small family business with over 20 years experience in all aspects of roofing from small repairs to full replacement. Dry ridge system,dry verge caps. Dry valleys. mortar work.UPVC installation.Chimney repairs.please feel free to contact us for a free quotation many thanks

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Reviewed by Dominika on 10/10/2019

Fantastic work ethic, very punctual and reliable! The work they've done was great.

Over 30 years roofing and property maintenance experience. No job too big or too small. A good standard of workmanship and will guarantee all my work. Reliability is key.

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Reviewed by Maria on 16/9/2019

Job completed quickly as promised and no hassle

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 Liz on 14/10/2019

Josh was reliable and kept me informed at all times with regard to the job. Job completed and I am very satisfied with the result.

We have 15 years experience.Repairing buildings inside and outside. We recommend to our clients to use modern materials and advanced technologies combined with traditional methods and construction experience of many years standing.

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Reviewed by Robin on 15/10/2019

Roman was fantastic and did the job on the same day

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 20 years experience in all types of roofing

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Reviewed by Jonathon on 13/10/2019

Great service after having a small leak during heavy rain lee fixed the issue quickly for us. Would highly recommend

Classic Roofing is a family run business. We are a member of The Guild Of Master Craftsmen and are a highly approved company. We specialise in all roofing work, UPVC, Fascia, Soffits and Guttering. All work carried out is fully guaranteed as we are also a member of Fairtrades, which is goverment approved.

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Reviewed by Karen on 5/10/2019

A really nice guy who cleaned and fixed our guttering, installed two new down pipes, re-pointed the ridge tiles and replaced some slates. Nothing was too much trouble for him and I would recommend Classic Roofing to anyone needing this type of work done.

Hi there. Here at complete roofing solutions. We pride ourself on high quality workmanship. At affordable prices. We offer up to 10 year guarantee on all our work. And we are fully insured. We carry out small repairs. To complete re-roofs. And preaty much anything in between. So for a free no obligation quotation. Give us a call. To speak to one of our friendly staff.

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Reviewed by Emma on 4/10/2019

Friendly, arrived on time and didn’t let the complexities of the job put him off!

ÇBR is a small roofing company with knowledge of the roofing industry from the early 1980s learning my trade from my dad's business myself colin can get any roofing projects sorted asap as you can see from my reviews my customers are priority and will give you a fair price and no hidden [email protected] we make sure that feedback about the job is crucial regards Cbroofing.co we cover all over Scotland @CBR

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Reviewed by Gordon on 30/8/2019

Don’t hesitate to use Colin. Kept me informed throughout and completed the job in a timely and professional manner.

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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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