A customer contacted us to discuss what options they had to add some extra life to their old finlock guttering. Finlock guttering was popular in the 60s and while the principal was sound the problems started to become evident when they guttering started to suffer from water ingression.
The most drastic approach to adding further life to finlock guttering is to cut the guttering off and replace with more modern substitutes. However the drastic action isn’t the only solution.
On this project in Cambridge we have used lead to line the guttering adding years on to re it’s lifetime. Another option is to add a liquid roofing membrane and adhere it to the Finlock guttering. This particular guttering wasn’t suitable as it had already had bitumen paint covering the concrete.
After an extension was built, this customer was never quote happy with the roof. There was something not quite right about it, and, while it didn’t leak, there was always a niggling doubt about the roof itself.
Finally the customer called in Synergy Roofing, we could see that the valleys weren’t laying correctly, it was an odd 3 aspect roof with 2 valleys joining at the bottom to meet a gulley.
The only thing that was keeping the water out was the felt under the tiles ! We relaid the valleys, replacing the felt and battens and now the customer is very happy with the results and no longer has any concerns about his new extensions roof.
New valley trough installed
2 valleys meeting at the bottom and joining a gulley
Finished valley installed
Joining valleys nearly finished