Slate Roofs are durable and low maintenance, practical and hard wearing, unaffected by extreme temperature, resistant to moss and mould growth and resistant to insect attack and rot.
There are three main categories of slate roofing.
The Traditional Slate is Natural Slate which is an effective and attractive alternative to tiles; now offering a wide selection of imported alternatives to the original Welsh Slate, Natural Slates are available in a variety of sizes and natural colours.
Alternatively there is Re-constituted Slate, formed from thermo- setting plastics and recycled slate; especially relevant where ventilation products need ventilation products need incorporating within the roof covering.
Finally, Fibre re-enforced Cement which offer, in some cases, the traditional looks of natural slating, at a reduced cost. All forms of slates are secured with smooth shanked copper nails to tanalised timber battens over a ventilating/ sarking felt.
Tiled Roofs now encompasses a vast selection of various profiles, textures and colours including clay, concrete, plastics and steel.
Generally the main categories of tiling are plain and interlocking and are generally formed from either clay or concrete.
Plain Tiling uses approximately 265 x165 mm wide tiles and can be laid down to a pitch of 35deg. They are used extensively as vertical cladding with purpose made corners and patterned tiles.
Concrete plain tiles are available in a variety of surface textures and styles and generally have a double camber. Average weight for concrete plain tiles ; 74 kg / m sq Clay plain tile finishes are generally smooth or sand faced with either single or double camber. Average weight for clay plain tiles: 71kg/ m sq. Interlocking Tiling uses varying sizes and profiles along with varying weights and performance statistics.
Finishes generally are sand faced or smooth and are generally fixed with clips or nails to 50x25mm tanalised timber battens Minimum pitch around 22.5 deg for concrete tiles. Weighing approximately 50 kg / m sq Minimum pitch around 17.5 deg for Clay tiles. Weighing approximately 45 kg / m sq
Fascias Sofits & Guttering
Adding a fresh roof line can be like a facelift to the outside of the house, instantly providing a clean and modern look, whether it’s a first installation or a replacement of an old system. The most popular is the classic white PVC, although now profiles can also be designed to look like mahogany, oak, rosewood and plain black. Preventing damp and blocking the rain.
The Fascias make up the front panels of the roof line and repairs and replacements make a huge improvement because they are particularly prone to damage and dirt. Modern options come in a range of styles and colours. Soffits are the essential support to the roofline which links the fascias and bargeboards to the wall. They are vented to allow airflow and ventilation in the loft space and can help boost light in an open porchway. Guttering replacement, re-hangs and seasonal cleaning keeps the system free from leaves and other debris.
Velux Roof Windows
Supplying and fitting all sizes, standard & custom made, heritage, electric or manual. Most Velux windows can be installed in a day and, in most cases, without the need for scaffolding. Velux windows provide extra light and ventilation to bathrooms or extra light for a loft room to create a sense of more space as well.