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Period Roof Repairs London | Premium Roof repairs With Environ Property Services
When caught early, most roof repairs are quick and simple jobs. The most common issues on a period roof are slipped, missing or broken roof tiles, or decayed mortar around the hip and ridge tiles.
However, if regular inspections and remedial works are not carried out, minor defects can escalate into severe structural issues. We recommend that tile roofs are inspected twice-yearly as a part of your home maintenance schedule.
If you don’t pay attention to the health of your roof, a simple case of a missing tile can result in rain entering the interior which, if left untreated, can result in rotten or beetle infested timbers which need to be repaired or replaced.
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Repair for roof tiles, roof timbers, chimneys and more
At Environ Property Services, we offer the following roof repair services for period homes in London:
- Tile repairs or replacement for clay, slate and lead roofs
- Fresh lime mortar for flaunching (which secures chimney pots) and fillets (joints between tiles and walls)
- Chimney repairs, including brick repointing, replacement chimney pots and lead flashing
- Restoration of original decorative roof tiles in conservation areas and listed buildings
- Repair or replacement of rotten or damaged roof timbers
- Removal of inappropriate roof modifications such as heavy tiles or excessive insulation
- Structural works to reinforce sagging roofs
To book any of the above services, give us a call or request your call back.
Unqualified roofers damage period buildings
Whether you just need a few tiles patched up or rotten timbers replaced, repairs to roofing on a period property should always be performed by roofers with knowledge of traditional building techniques and how to care for old structures.
Poor workmanship will not only result in repairs that don’t last, they can damage the surrounding structure and increase maintenance costs in the long run.
For example, spray-on sealants and foams are used as a quick fix to waterproof a roof but cause long term damage to the timbers while also making it incredibly difficult to perform future repairs and inspections as all tiles have been locked in place.
Using concrete rather than lime mortar when fixing hip and ridge tiles is another common mistake, as this inflexible mortar is not suitable in period homes where slight movement is expected. Lime mortar can compress and absorb force from this movement, whereas cement mortar will crack or damage the surrounding tiles.
Unfortunately, much of our time working on period roofs is spent undoing the damage done by unqualified roofers.
Specialists in Georgian and Victorian period roof repairs
Terry Clark, director of Environ Property Services, is a trained member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. We believe the best way to look after a period building is to use the same construction techniques and materials as when they were built, or as close as possible.
Even slight changes to a period building can cause damage over time. If tiles are replaced with a heavier material, the weight can cause the roof to sag; if a felt underlay is installed it can block ventilation and lead to damp and mould; if the wrong timber is used it could bend or crack under the pressure.
Before we begin work we carry out a thorough survey of the roof to establish the types of tiles, mortar and timbers used in its construction and identify where the structure is failing and why. Only then can we be sure of the correct approach and methods for repair.
Wherever possible, we prioritise repair rather than replacement in the effort of preserving valuable historic fabric. This requires a high level of craftsmanship beyond what most roofers are capable of.
If you live in a conservation area or if your building is listed, sympathetic repairs using matching materials are more than an aesthetic concern, they are a legal obligation. Hiring the wrong contractor can land you with a fine or even a criminal record.
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In the bustling heart of London, time is of the essence, especially when it comes to roof repairs. Our team understands that a leaky roof can disrupt your daily life and lead to more significant damage if not addressed promptly. That’s why we offer rapid and reliable roof repair services, designed to fix leaks, damages, and other issues with utmost efficiency.
Our expert roofers, equipped with the latest in leak detection technology, can swiftly identify and resolve any roofing issue you may face. Whether it’s a minor repair or an emergency roof repair, our service is designed to minimize disruption and ensure your peace of mind. We also specialize in roof cleaning and chimney repair, ensuring that every aspect of your roof system is in top condition.
We’re not just quick; we’re thorough. Each repair is conducted with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that the issue is resolved completely, and future problems are preempted. With our roofing repairs, your home or business in London will receive the care it deserves, swiftly and efficiently.
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Master Craftsmanship in Roofing for Your Listed Building
Preserving the charm and integrity of a listed building in London requires specialized roofing expertise. Our roofers are not just tradesmen; they are craftsmen who understand the delicate balance between modern repair techniques and the unique requirements of period buildings.
Our roofing installation and repair services for listed buildings are conducted with the utmost respect for historical authenticity and structural integrity. We work closely with you to ensure that all repairs and replacements are in line with local conservation regulations and consent requirements. From replacing tiles to complete roof replacement, every task is approached with a commitment to excellence and attention to detail.
Our experience extends beyond just the roof. We offer comprehensive services including gutter repair and chimney work, ensuring that every aspect of your building’s exterior is cared for. Trust us to blend the past and the present seamlessly, providing your listed building with a roof that is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing.
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When it’s time for a roof replacement, choosing the right service in London can be a daunting task. Our roofing installation services stand out for their quality, durability, and aesthetic appeal. We specialize in flat roof systems, offering a sleek, modern look combined with robust protection against the elements.
Our process begins with a thorough assessment of your current roof, identifying any issues such as leaks, tile damage, or gutter problems. We then work with you to choose the best materials and design for your new roof, ensuring it complements your home’s architecture and meets your specific needs.
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Choose us for a roof replacement service that is timely, reliable, and of the highest standard, ensuring your home is safe, secure, and stylish for years to come.