Barn conversion tiled roof at East Hendred Oxfordshire

A large job where I applied the felt, battens and tiled the barn roof plus lead work coming in behind the carpenters as they completed their parts of the project. I will always remember this project as it was in extremely cold weather and the work took about  three weeks to complete my part of the contract.

This was a barn conversion for a local builder where a new cut roof was put on and I fitted all the roof tiles. These were a handmade clay tile to keep the authentic look in the surrounding area of East Hendred Oxfordshire. The roof is ready now for all the bonnets to be bedded on using sand & cement.

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Tiled barn conversion at East Hendred Oxfordshire

This is the garage of the barn conversion with three velux lights in the back roof. I made the decision to tile all perimeters, bed verges and ridge tiles while the weather allowed us to then I could just fill in and tile around the windows.

Roof tiling in progress

The roof on this barn conversion is almost complete. The weather was particularly cold when this was done so the mortar work can only be applied above a minimum creation temperature.

Tiled barn conversion at East Hendred Oxfordshire

Just finishing off the mortar work while the weather breaks (briefly).

Tiled barn conversion nearly completed

This image shows the barn roof complete, as you can see the tiles were blended so they had to be mixed at a certain ratio to make the blend look right.  This roof had only bonnet and valley tiles so the battens had to meet all the way round for the bonnets and valleys to marry in with tile levels. It made it harder with the addition of roof light windows too, so this takes some thought and lots of tape measurement work! add in the very cold weather when this project will be very well-remembered.

Barn conversion completed showing the many elevations and the blended roof tiles

Tiled extension roof at Whitchurch Goring On Thames

New extension roof, I applied the felt, battens, tiles, lead work and sealoflex flat roof system. Extensive extension work using a number of materials and applications to weatherproof the property

 This was a single storey extension roof in Whitchurch near Woodcote. The job consisted of me doing a site visit for the building contractor and advising on quantities of materials and suggesting what system to put on the flat roof areas and in the gulley.

Tiled roof , leadwork and flat roof elevations weatherproofed

This shows the bonnets being laid and tiles cut in to suit. We are working our way across to meet the valley. Note there is a flat roof on top and a lower porch to engage. For a small extension the tiling work was quite intricate.

Laying up the roof tiles

These are a handmade clay tile that are similar to an old clay peg tile. Once the felt was laid and the battens fixed and gauged to meet round at the same level on the hips and valleys, the tiles could be laid on to the battens and the bonnet tiles fitted so the tiles marry round at the same level.

Fixing the hand made bonnet and main tiles

The client was concerned about having too much lead on show for reasons of theft so I advised a sealoflex system to put on the top flat roof which is a reinforced polyester system very tough and flexible. To extend the life of this flat roof an application of a maintenance coat can be applied

Flat roof system alternative to lead

This gulley has been lined in code 5 lead and has been formed to have two steps in it to so the lead is in long enough pieces for expansion & contraction form various weather temperatures.

The lead is formed down on the ground first being bossed, cut & welded to suit the gulley width and roof angle and then it’s put into position on a geotech lined gulley to minimise abrasion on the timber. Doing it in the correct fashion minimises the stress on the lead reducing the risk of premature splits and failure to weatherproof the property.

Lead lined rainwater gulley

The extension roof was tiled and cut around the flat roof porch. This porch has a sealoflex single ply membrane on it for durability and excellent weatherproofing properties.

Porch and extension roof work