Vertical tile fascia renovations and re-fitting at Wantage

Vertical tiling Job Description: Removing existing vertical tiles from North & South end elevations. Repair and treat perished timbers, insulate between timbers, felt and batten and put new clay tiles back. The timber barge boards also needed replacing as you can see from images.

When i first left school this was first ever roofing job i did with a local roofing company to the roof on which I have replaced the vertical tiling (they never had the vertical tiling done). I remember helping the carpenter way back then in 1990 to put up these barge boards. We have replaced these with a high grade heavy pine timber, which is a better quality timber giving it more longevity needed especially on the south end roof. The barge boards would have lasted if the owners had them decorated a little more often. Matching the existing in every detail and seeing it back in place is a very satisfying part of my work.

Glass reinforced plastic GRP flat roofing Wantage

This flat roof extension had been on for about 25 years so the built up felt system had lasted well.

Since undertaking full training in the GRP glass re-inforced plastic roofing materials I suggested the 20 year GRP Scott Bader system for this roof. The felt and boards were completely removed, an upgrade in insulation to the latest standards and then a new timber substrate and the grp system applied on top.

There were some timber repairs and remedial work to be done and the removal of the old gas vent which came through the roof. With the current spate of wet weather the newly installed roof covering has more than shown it is the material for the future and does it’s job very well indeed.