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We’re a fast growing Roofing, Gutter and Driveway company based in Oxford, South East England. We are committed to providing a professional and efficient service at all time whilst maintaining the highest standards of work. Our extensive experience in the industry make us the go to company for roofing, gutters, driveway and patio work throughout Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and surrounding areas. With a vast array of expertise and experience, our workforce specialise in a variety of roofing services, from small repairs to a full re-roofing. Our roofing services are suitable for both residential and commercial properties. All our roofing services are fully insured during the duration of the work carried out by our team and covered by our 10 year guarantee once completed. We also offer other specialised services including: Guttering and Fascia protection, Tiling, Roof system protection, Roof re-pointing plus more. Praised for exceptional professionalism and services, the company is known for delivering the highest quality of work, and with over 20 years of in-field experience, you can trust Premier Roofing, Gutters & Driveways and its team of experts with all types of roofing, gutters & fascias and driveways projects you might have. With Premier Roofing, Gutters & Driveways as your business partner, you can expect only the highest level of craft and customer service. Most of our trade comes from our past clients recommendations. Our pricing is very competitive, and every single client is important to us.

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Reviewed by Tony on 19/7/2020

After being contacted a by Jamie following my advert he visited and provided a quote within 24 hours, formal quote received and pride agreed, the work was carried out with in a few days. The team were professional, clean and tidy and carried out the repair to a very high standard. I would not hesitate to use them again if the need arises.

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 31/7/2020

I would highly recommend Copper and son!! Fixed my chimney which would leak whenever it rained, They came around at short notice and fixed the problem plus a few other bits. Very happy with the result

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 Alan on 22/7/2020

I would highly recommend Centium for your roofing works. Absolutely delighted with the finish and the price.

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Reviewed by Mick on 15/6/2020

Perry was a nice guy, very prompt with my inquiry and quoted price. He's team were very good and approachable, they were very tidy and cleaned up as they went. Done a very good job to my roof, appreciate every thing they done. Would definitely recommend, a great guy and team .

We are local based company with many years experience. Covering a wide range of home improvements. We specialise in all aspects of roofing. We undertake a wide range of projects. Very competitive rates. Free estimates and advice. Fully insured and all works guaranteed. Building on our reputation.

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Reviewed by Becky on 30/7/2020

We had Revamp Building Services redo our roof, we felt confident when Carl and Scott turned up to quote and they answered all of our questions. When they started they were on time and got straight to work, they both were very honest and kept us informed at each stage of the job. No job was too small and no question to silly! We are very happy with the work done and if we have any future work we will use them again.

Welcome to Avant. We are a small independent team who are dedicated to making our customers feel safe when it comes to improvements or general maintenance. Our skilled employees have years of experience and are committed to completing work to the highest standard. Take a look at some of our gallery to witness some of the jobs we have completed in Darlington and surrounding areas.

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Reviewed by Chris on 23/7/2020

The original scope was to repoint the house and rebed ridge tiles. On closer inspection, photos of the current condition were provided and allowed us to make an informed decision to rectify the issues without any pressure. Lewis and his team completed a full re-roof as well as 2 flat roofs to bay windows and repointing of the walls and chimney. Works were completed to a good standard and we were informed of progress at all stages of the works. Thank you for making the works as painless as possible.

We are a family run business with over 10 years of experience, we take great pride in our work Which is all fully guaranteed. We specialise I’n roofing, guttering , flat roofs, but we carry out all sorts of work such as landscape gardening, fencing, new turf lawns, and much more no job to big or to small hard working honest and reliable and always happy to help

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Reviewed by Piers on 10/7/2020

Ben quoted promptly, gave options and explanations. Whilst working he was polite, efficient and tidy. Would definitely use him again.

tgm Construction Essex Ltd family run business with over 20 years experience we specialise in all types of roofing and building work free quotations quick reliable services

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Reviewed by Fred on 23/7/2020

Good quote for job. Arrived on time and finished on time. Cleaned up each day until completion. I thoroughly recommend this company and happily give them a 5***** rating

Builder and maintenance contractor with over 30years experience in general building and roof, chimney repairs, and all aspects of building and maintenance ,also a roof washing system where we was repoint and seal with a waterproof coating, currently working with the new government’s grant scheme for funded improvements

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Reviewed by Paul on 15/7/2020

Great job just what I was looking for and my roof looks amazing

A complete solution from design to build We are a well-established family run business originating from the heart of Essex, however we cover all areas of inner and outer London. A&M have an extensive portfolio of completed builds from; loft conversions, extension, renovations and out houses. We pride ourselves on our extensive portfolio of work and happy clientele. We have many of excellent testimonials on our website, which show-case some of our more recent projects. Over the decades we have gained extensive knowledge and expertise within the building industry which we utilise with our comprehensive design and build services. These include all general residential building works, renovations, conversions project management. We have partnerships with architects, structural engineers and have worked closely with most building control teams. Here at A&M we unfailingly deliver the finest workmanship at affordable prices.

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Reviewed by Milt on 14/7/2020

A great job done in quick time with no fuss which has transformed the garden. Would recommend A&M Ltd to anyone. Aaron was easy to talk to and his suggestions were spot on. He explained exactly what was going to be done. The men turned up on the agreed day and quickly got to work & were a nice bunch of lads. When the job started running a little late Aaron called in another couple of his men as reinforcements so they could finish the job the same day as promised. Top job, top men.

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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.

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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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