Blocked gutters, Moss on your roof be prepared for winter in Wantage area.

Have been doing a high number of flat roofs recently with the one piece rubber system more details of this type of replacement roof to follow with images.Very sturdy weatherproof system using the latest quality materials

A sudden influx of roof repairs from a tile replacement  to clearing guttering and De-mossing roofs ready for the coming winter months. Most of the work is local in Wantage and the surrounding villages of Oxfordshire. Remember it is worth getting your roof looked over before the real weather sets in.

A Job Well Done !!

Always nice to get paid for a good job well done and even better to get personal Thank You letters:

Dear Matt,

I just wanted to say thank you for your swift and professional work on our flat roof repair. It looks lovely and I was very impressed with the flexibility in your availability. I would recommend you to anyone who needs their flat roof repairing.

Thank you
David

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.

Highly recommended for fast and efficient service

More from my satisfied customers and it’s always good to get personal recommendations for a job well done. The importance of looking after what is out of site out of mind has been stressed many times before and this job confirmed an early repair to the flat roof long term could have saved lots of cash outlay in repairing other damaged roofing materials.

Scott Bader Crystic Roof – insitu cold applied GRP roof system

Having now completed the Scott Bader approved installers course for their Crystic Roofing products I can now show you the full story of what is a very durable roofing system as an alternative and one I highly recommend over conventional roof coverings for flat roofs and many other types of roofing structures both domestic and industrial.

The video is the full story about the product and the company and you can watch all or just play the first few minutes to see exactly how good this system is and why it’s so durable. Also take into account they have made boats from this principle for years and if it doesn’t work then they let in water and sink !

I am happy to give estimates for any work you require so once you have seen the video and looked at the product use my contact details to discuss your requirements.

What the Company says about their product:

CrysticROOF: Outstanding performance across all roofing structure

CrysticROOF is an in-situ, cold-applied, glass-reinforced polyester roofing system which provides a powerful, leak-free, long-lasting alternative to traditional roofing materials, such as bitumen, felt and lead.

CrysticROOF provides a high performance solution for all roof structures, including flat, valley and pitched – and for all shapes, including walkways, roof-lights and balconies.

CrysticROOF eliminates the need for heating equipment and, when applied correctly, remains watertight and maintenance-free for many years CrysticROOF is manufactured by Scott Bader Company Ltd – a company with over 60 years’ experience in polyester chemistry. Scott Bader Company Ltd has an excellent reputation for manufacturing high quality materials backed by unrivalled technical expertise and customer support.

Metal flat roof replacement and re-pointing work Grove Oxfordshire

Two garage flat roofs with the old profile sheets being replaced with a new metal roof box section system. When the existing sheets were carefully removed and disposed of, some of the brick work structure around the timber joists were loose

The brickwork was rebuilt and the weatherproofing of the main brick walls was required by raking back joints and re-pointing. New edge trims were added so the garage underwent a complete overhaul that will keep it weatherproof for many years to come.

Flat roof using Marley SBS Torch On felt system to small extension

This outbuilding located in Portsmouth was extended to make room for a shower and toilet. I was required to put a three layer built up flat roof system on here using traditional and modern methods and the proven Marley SBS torch on product. The roof required boarding with marine grade materials and the necessary battens and weathering profiles, all safety requirements were employed when the final layers were applied and heat used to adhere the coverings to create it’s weatherproof properties . Some detail was also needed to make water tight on the neighbours property and making good where the roof was extended.

Here are the images taken to show the quality of my workmanship from boarding out to the finished flat roof. Click the thumb to enlarge and ESC or click away to close.

Flat roof replaced with the Sealoflex system at Wantage

Replacing a built up felt roof above a kitchen extension using the Sealoflex system.

A small flat roof above the tiles was showing signs of deterioration and with the location and ease of access, it wasn’t practical to cover in the usual felt or lead for security reasons with lead being a commodity that is frequently stolen.

The Sealoflex system was recommended, after completely preparing the site a base primer was applied and the first coat of re-inforced membrane base coat. Once that has cured the main top coat is applied providing a durable waterproof top coat similar in colour to using lead but obviously it can’t stolen.

This gallery will confirm the handwork applied and the Sealoflex system for flat roofs is becoming a popular alternative to using lead. This is a very good product as the life expectancy can be extended by an application of a maintenance coat. It is also cold applied no heat or flame  is required so no risk when being used.

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Tiled extensions and fitted Velux roof lights at Denchworth Nr Wantage

Felt, batten, tiling, leadwork and sealoflex flat roof. I have already posted about the work carried out in my Flat Roof category and now I can detail and show the tiled roof part of this project.

This is an extension roof with plain clay tiles and three velux roof lights installed. The roof had some intricate detail with various abutments and other roofs meeting together. I started by felting and battening the roof and getting the verge tiles bedded on, with the first ridge on it could all be pointed in neatly and flush. The velux windows were fitted so I could tile and cut around them.

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New extension roof in progress and velum windows being installed

There isn’t much of a run to get into this roof and with so much detail it takes time to get around to each area. The windows had to be installed seperately and cut around before the next one can be completed.

New roof tiles being installed

The other side of the roof has another detail. A lead gulley had to be put in as it went down into the existing house. This required a carpenter to form a timber substrate to which the lead work was formed and fitted. If you look at the verge above the gulley, that runs into the verge of the new roof which required a lead detail too.

New tiled roof and leadwork in progress

The verge tiles and end ridge bedded on with sand & cement and pointed to a neat flush finish.

Tiled roof showing how neat the finished ends are after pointing in with sand and cement.

Views of the finished work before removing the scaffolding, the overall roof work the client was very pleased with and it reached their full expectations of the aim of the extensions in not only creating space but also using available daylight via the Velux roof lights.

Hiqh quality roof tiling view 1

Hiqh quality roof tiling and flat roof work view 2

Hiqh quality roof tiling view 3