Yes. Because of high number of relatively old houses in England and the slow rate of replacement, new rules were introduced in 2008 to improve the thermal insulation of properties having building work done. This is part of the government’s drive to lower carbon emissions.
So, as a condition of granting approval, you will be required to increase your loft insulation to meet current legislation, ie a minimum 270mm thickness.
If you’re reroofing the whole property – or more than 25% of the roof area – then you’ll need to apply for approval. The building inspector will then check your loft insulation thickness. As a condition for approval, you’ll be required to increase your insulation to meet current regulations, which stipulate a 270mm minimum thickness.
This will really depend on the product on the existing roof. We source a lot of reclaimed materials to blend in with older properties.
Yes, we can quote for a new build property and work very closely with other suppliers.
Yes, we’d aim to give you a simple solution to the problem, appropriate for the scale of the repair.
This depends on its size and the material used. Our calculator will give you a good guide.
All our single-ply flat roofs are guaranteed for 20 years.
We’d recommend replacing any areas of the roof that are particularly bad. Otherwise, we would treat it using safe products.
My roof is very old. If you remove the old tiles and discover a rotten frame, can you repair or replace this too?
If you have rot, it can be treated. Otherwise, we’ll replace any damaged timbers.
Naturally, we make every effort to keep your property safe and dry – normally by scaffolding with a tin roof. While this does add to the cost of the project, it gives everybody peace of mind.
Only in very exceptional circumstances, such as when the roof is very structurally unsafe. Otherwise, you can stay put.
It really depends on how big the roof is. It could take up to three weeks on a standard semi