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Midlands Window Systems is an established and reliable double glazing company in Cheddleton Staffordshire. As a family run business, we take great care in ensuring our customers always receive that personal touch.

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Porch / Canopy, Lock fitting / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Garage doors - installation / repair

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Reviewed by Paul on 20/9/2017

Andy completed the work to a very high standard and was easy to work with. His price was competitive and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or use him again.

We do property refurbish....with good team...plumber,carpenter,electricity,handyman,gas safe engineer,tiler.....any job is welcome.......TRUST PLUMBING24

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Home improvements, Wooden Doors - Internal

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Reviewed by Carly on 20/9/2017

Has done a range of jobs for us, Is very versatile and flexible with timings. Came at short notice when we had a leak.

We are a friendly specialist roofing company with over 30 years roofing experience. All types of roofs catered for with full guarantees. We specialize in moss removal and paint spraying roofs,also pressure washing driveways.Free quotations.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Conservatory, Porch / Canopy, Garden office / Studio construction

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Reviewed by Richard on 20/9/2017

A fast and professional job repairing our garage roof. Highly recommended

Trades serviced: Pointing / Repointing, Garage Conversion, Home improvements, Porch / Canopy, Wooden staircases, Wooden Doors - Internal

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Reviewed by Martin on 20/9/2017

Graham is a very affable person, and a very good worker. We enjoyed the time he spent at our home it was like having a friend over a very pleasant experience. i would definatly recommend him and have him back..

We offer a wide range of services from landscaping,decorating,building works and more please ask what other services we provide

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Home improvements, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by philip on 20/9/2017

Jack came very promptly after our call. He did the job quickly and efficiently; he was cheerful and polite, and his charge was very reasonable. We'd gladly use his services again for an appropriate job.

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Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Camilla on 20/9/2017

Solved the problem quickly and was very punctual. No hesitation to recommend his work!

Hi there, I am a qualified plumber with 6 years experience, new to rated people. I offer a polite and efficient service. I am available 24/7 for a variety of plumbing and maintenance work.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance, Power Showers and Pump, Radiator

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Reviewed by Jerry on 20/9/2017

Good communication, prompt and efficient.

Hi I'm Dave I've been roofing for 17 years, site and private. You'll not find me pushy or telling you you need work done that you don't. I do both pitched and flat roofs from new or refurbishments along with guttering, fascia, soffits, and chimney work.

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

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Reviewed by Alastair on 20/9/2017

Really nice guy, work was done on time at a very high standard, no hidden costs, cleaned up everything (in fact the place was cleaner than when he started!) will definitely recommend.

Central Trading Uk are a famliy run business with 25 years experience in all aspects of roofing and building services.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension

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Reviewed by Lynda on 20/9/2017

Bradley kept me informed and it is important to him that his customers are happy with his service. Would definitely use again. Thank you

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Ally on 20/9/2017

George came over the day after I placed the job on here. Gave a quote there and then and came back the same day to do the work. Job was completed well and area left tidy.

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.

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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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