Roofing

  • Slating:
    Slate is as old as the planet we live on and it has been quarried and split to provide roof coverings for hundreds of years.  British slate, predominantly from North Wales and Cumbria, has a reputation for being the best in the world.  It is not uncommon to find a British slate roof still in perfect condition up to 200-years after it was laid and there is a thriving market in reclaimed slate.
    When fixed by one of our teams of skilled Slater’s, a composite or natural slate roof will enhance the appeal and value of a property and give a lifetime of maintenance free beauty.  Unfortunately, there is no longer sufficient indigenous slate quarried to meet the demand.  Most natural roofing slates used in the UK are now imported, principally from Spain but increasingly from China, Brazil & North America.  Alternatively, there is a wide selection of composite and slate look-alike products, which have the aesthetic appeal of natural slate. Often (but not always!) cheaper than the natural product, composite slates tend to be faster to fix and require less specialist skill to lay – yet they can still replicate the clean lines and natural beauty of a real slate roof.
  • Concrete tiles:
    The concrete interlocking roof tile is easily the most widely used roofing material in the UK.  Easy to produce, consistent in quality and simple to lay, the concrete roofing tile is available in patterns and colours to blend with indigenous materials.  Concrete roof tiles can be seen on modern developments the length and breadth of Britain.
  • Clay tiles
    Clay tiles offer a more traditional appearance for your roof, with machine made and handmade tiles available, we can offer the best advice on your roofing project.
  • Mineral felt:
    Roofing felt is a term describing a roll of a base material which is impregnated and coated with bitumen or modified bitumen.  High performance felt has a polyester base material which doesn’t split and is impregnated in modified bitumen, “Torch-on”.  The felt is manufactured with a layer of modified bitumen applied to the underside of the felt, this is heated up and melted using a gas torch to form a “flood” of bitumen at the base of the roll just like pour & roll. The bitumen on roofing felt should be protected from UV rays to prevent it from cracking.  This protection is usually provided using mineral surfaced felt which is available in a range of different colours.  Protection can also be provided using additional surfacing materials such as solar reflective paint, spa chippings or ballast.  Promenade tiles or paving slabs can be laid as an option for walkways, balconies or patio’s.