Listed Buildings and Conservation Work Projects
If you are reading this you are likely to be a potential customer. Private or commercial, you will need to be sure that we can do what we say we can do. Nice photos are all very well but do we turn up every day? Are we okay to have around? Neat & tidy?? Do we keep costs within the quote?? What about the follow up service – will we come back and attend straight away if there is a problem??? Everybody who advertises talks a good game, but this page is to give you the opportunity to contact the people we have worked for.
Anybody can choose some of the best jobs they have ever done and give those as references, especially when they have got on famously with the client, so I don’t think that is a fair way to give an impression of a companies qualities. ALL of our work is good, and we WILL come back if there is a problem. As such, e-mails have been given of previous customers where possible. They have not been primed to ‘expect some enquiries and give us a good write up’, I would rather leave that to them and you. So feel free to send any of the contacts below a short email requesting a bit of info about our reliability, quality of work, after service etc. I am sure they will not mind!
New Delabole slates laid on lime mortar in diminishing courses from 14″ to 10″, to a 3.5 pin Scantle gauge triple lap. New 12″ Delabole slates hung vertically and laid on lime mortar, all to a standard headlap. Lime mortared hips laid on mitred hip cuts with lead soakers which were coursed through. Roof elevations ranged from 34 degrees to 42 degrees. Lots of detail to the roof with box gutters (some with T-Pren expansion joints), valleys, chimneys, flues, roof windows, hanging slates.
3 sides. New dormer. Imported slates. Wet laid triple lap, random width. Lime render to stacks, lead hips, new dormer, new glazing to basement, new garage wriggly tin roof, new metal galvanised steel Lindab guttering.
3 sides, imported slates standard length, random width, wet laid triple lap. Re-build top of chimney, mortar hips.
2 sides, pre-used Scantle, wet laid triple lap diminishing length 14″ to 7″ random width slates.
Pre-used Scantle slates laid on lime mortar to diminishing courses from 12″ to 8″, triple lap. Extensive replacement of timbers working closely with Conservation. Warm and cold roof with above felt ventilation and loft space ventilation. Slate hips laid to a mitred style with soakers for good weathering, mortared hips. Lots of detail, lead box gutters, valleys, dormers.
Grade 2 Listed
Job contact: Mr R Plank
Other Interested Parties: Cornwall Council
Pre-used Scantle slates laid in diminishing courses from 12″ to 8″, on lime mortar, triple lap, 3 buildings, 12″ x 8″ Scantle diminishing, cast iron guttering & downpipes. Little detail but lots of area.
New light grey continental slates 300mm x 200mm, laid on lime mortar and hung with copper nail. Cement fibre slates to inner elevations (as existing). 3 chimneys re-built with conservation bricks on lime mortar incorporating lead DPC, all new cast iron guttering and downpipes, refurb to large cast iron roof light, all insulation, re-point to all exterior walls with lime mortar.
Pre-used Scantle slates laid on lime mortar to diminishing courses from 12″ to 8″, on lime mortar to a headlap gauge. Lots of detail and area.
Strip and replace one large elevation all as existing with wide mortar hips (as existing). Scantle slates wet laid triple lap, diminishing 12″ to 8″
One of the few occasions that somebody chooses to have a ‘proper’ Cornish roof when the property is not Listed. Full triple lap Scantle roof.
Pre-used Scantle slates laid on lime mortar in diminishing courses from 12″ to 8″.
House front and shop. Pre-used Scantle slates laid on lime mortar to diminishing courses from 12″ to 8″. Large leaded roof between slate roofs. New cast iron guttering and down-pipes with caulked joints. New rooflights and refurbished cast iron rooflights.
Pre-used Scantle slates laid on lime mortar to diminishing courses from 12″ to 8″.
Pre-used Scantle slates laid in diminishing courses from 12″ to 8″, on lime mortar to a headlap gauge. Lime rendered chimney.
All new roof, imported slates 300mm x 200mm laid on lime mortar. Lead box gutter. Lime render to 4 large brick chimneys. Insulation. Refurbish rainwater goods.
Rear roof, rear wing, all vertical hanging slates replaced with random width slates nail fixed, new chimney with conservation bricks and lead dpc, new lead box gutter, new metal guttering.
Pre-used Cornish Delabole 16″ x 8″ slates laid with copper nails. Large leaded roof to lantern type skylight. 4 lead covered vent boxes. Small wet laid Scantle roof to rear. New cast iron guttering and down-pipes with caulked joints. Insulation.
Pre-used Scantle slates laid diminishing, like for like from existing roof.