Synergy Roofing Roof repairs and replacement, slate, tile and flat roofs

April 18, 2017

Replacement lead valley and lead flashing

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Lead step flashing

Lead step flashing

Replacement Chimney Flashing

This job was a grade 2 listed building and the local Conservation Office had managed to allocate some budget towards the roof repairs of this privately owned property.

A relatively straight forward job. The customer had called regarding several leaks around the valley and step flashing. On the picture to the right, you can see the lead chimney flashing in question. We first stripped out the old lead and then accurately replaced it with some sparkling new lead!

For further protection to the new lead, we applied an oil known as “Patination oil” to it. This would not only provide a finished look to the lead, but also, help the water glide off the surface of the lead.

 

Replacement Lead Gulley

Similar process as step flashing, we stripped out the previous lead gulley and replaced it with some newer

Finished Vally

Finished Valley

lead and then pointed it up. We finished it off by applying the “patination oil”. As you can see, the job was a success!

April 10, 2017

Rebedding Ridge Line

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Reinstalling Previous Ridge

The ridge is arguably one of the most important parts of the roof, therefore it is essential that it is installed properly.

Prior to 2014 BS5534 allowed ridges to be installed using only a cement mortar mix. Unfortunately on most larger developments this meant that cement designed for bricks was used to installed ridge tiles, however, this mix is too weak for the exposed areas on the roof and often the cement would wash away over a fairly short period of time.

That is what we discovered in this case.

We reinstalled this ridgeline using a dry ridge system, this isn’t the only option available to us and we could have used a mortar mix again provided we used 2 mechanical fixings on each ridge tile. To install the dry ridge system we first placed a new batten across the ridgeline for support and then relayed the previous ridge tiles.

Another job well done to our guys as customer was extremely pleased!

Reinstalling Previous Ridge

Reinstalling Previous Ridge

New ridge line installation completed

New ridge line installation completed

Dry Ridge Installed

Dry Ridge

April 3, 2017

Felt Roof Repair work

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Replacing A Damaged Felt Roof

With the recent bad weather, in which we encountered storm Doris, we received a call from an IT company based in March, they had informed us that that Doris has ripped up a portion of their roof!

Damaged Roof

Damaged Roof

 

With MILLIONS of pounds worth of servers and technology, it was vital that we fixed the roof quickly, safely and  competently. Our first step was to strip the roof of the damaged section as well as the warm roof system that had also been removed by the high winds.. We then fitted new warm roof insulation and OSB tongue and grove boards for further stability and prepared to lay down 3 ply torch on felt.

OSB tongue and grove boards

OSB tongue and grove boards

 

 

 

Once the prep work had been completed, it was time to torch the felt safely on. It took a while to complete, but the roof repairs were finally complete. Doesn’t it look fantastic!

The IT clients were thrilled with the roof, and favourably for them, their insurance company agreed to help!

Another fantastic job from our guys!

Finished Felt Roof

Finished Felt Roof

April 1, 2017

Maidwell hall felt and lead replacement

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Maidwell hall is a beautiful private boarding school, located in the beautiful countryside of Northamptonshire. Due to the buildings age (and beauty) we would normally have to speak to a Conservation Officer about any repairs but as the works being carried out on the roof were ‘like for like’, we were not required to do so this time around.

Maidwell hall felt and led replacement

Maidwell hall felt and led replacement

With leaks happening around the base of the atrium, We thought it best to replace the lead as well the felt, to completely eliminate the possibility of an any further leaks. Having stripped up the felt and led, we immediately found the source of the leak. Where as the previously laid felt was laid in one one long stretch, we have laid in it downward staggered fashion, this way it well completely enable the rain to slide off it, instead of going against the felt joins.

We replaced the lead and then torched on the new felt, the results of this are below.

Maidwell hall felt and led replacement

Maidwell hall felt and led replacement

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