Collyweston slate tiles can last for hundreds of years, but it still need maintaining.
Regular maintenance of the roof will stop moss build up and will add decades onto the life of a Collyweston roof compared to just ignoring it.
When you get a price for a Collyweston reroof, then you’ll regret not maintaining the roof!
Flat roofs simply don’t last forever, we tend to steer clear of replacing felt roofs with felt when a grp (fibre glass) roof lasts so much longer, for only a little more expense.
Coming with a 20 year guarantee on both the materials and installation as well as a 10 year insurance backed guarantee, it really is a no brainer.
This particular roof had a loft hatch previously, though no one can remember what it was used for, all the remember is that it had started leaking, with new boards and a new GRP roof installed this roof should last for decades.
Unfortunately, it started leaking though age
Stripping the old roof
Installing new osb boarding, we use the tongue and groove type as it ensures the roof stays rigid
The new GRP roof covering will last for decades
GRP roofs come is a selection of both colours and finished, as this would not be seen the basis finish and colour were installed
Simply job really.
A chimney flaunch is the cement top to a chimney stack, it is there to protect the stack from the weather. In effect it needs to take the punishment the weather dishes out. By nature it wears away over the years, and replacement is a simple procedure, providing you can get the old chimney pot out in one piece!
We had some challenges on this project, there was no flashing protecting the walls of this 200 year old cottage, and any work we undertook might become liable to the financial and legal positions of a party wall agreement.
We took a look at the problem and came up with a solution that resolved both the leaks without the need to infringe on the neighbours property.
As you can see, the flashing will protect the properties for years to come, another one in the bag for Synergy Roofing.
Building The Dream.
Today we start our involvement in the Channel 4’s Building The Dream project from Helpston.
Unfortunately the cameras were there last week but the carpenters hadn’t finished their woodwork, still, I had some nicely cleaned and freshly shaved teams ready for work on Thursday all anticipating their 15 minutes of fame.
As the new tiles aren’t being delivered until next week, we have been asked to felt and batten to keep the new build dry. The new roof covering will be a Collyweston looking type of tile called a Winchcombe Tile. As these tiles vary in size, in a similar fashion to Collyweston Slate, we require a battening schedule to set out the correct gauge for the batten.
Unfortunately, we don’t have this yet, so will start with a tack batten approach (battening every 1 metre). Allowing us to keep the new build dry until the schedule arrives. Hopefully, early next week.
As you can see in the pictures, this is a Collyweston Stone house fitting in with the locally sourced material policy the clients are trying to use. Unfortunately, as the Collyweston Slate mine is still not producing Collyweston Slate yet (though after speaking to the owners, this may change next year) utilising Collyweston Slate for the roof wasn’t an option. Though the clients second choice is a good replacement.
More updates coming soon.
Helpston Building The Dream House
Helpston Building The Dream House