Complete roof replacement and truss repairs with attic conversion for a client in Perth ,
We were recommended after the original contractor removed the gutters with no scaffold and then disappeared. When we visited the site it was obvious why the previous contractor was no where to be seen as the whole bottom of the roof was rotten and the sarking was soft .
It was originally converted from a church to what is now 2 houses and the most recent developer overloaded the already rotten structure with cheap concrete roof tiles , the whole roof was rotten and trying to slide off taking the walls with it . This should have been replaced years ago with a suitable system .
We recommended a new roof as being the most cost effective way to deal with all the issues.
When we erected a scaffold and stripped the tiled roof the timber damage was much worse than anticipated resulting in the entire roof being removed to replace the damaged wall plate , purlins , rafters and to fit new steel beams to reinforce the roof as per the structural engineers report .
We rebuilt all the damaged wallheads using lime mortar fitting new wall plate before fitting steel beams to all the damaged purlins and doubling up all rafters to secure the structure , We then sprayed all the timber work and fitted the new treated sarking .
The client thought it was an idea to convert the attic while the new roof was replaced so we organised plans and all planning for his new attic conversion and fitted out for the 11 new velux windows and doubled up all the floor joist while the roof was off and the timber timber work was being done.
We then reroofed the entire property using a welsh cwt ny bugail slate for the bottom of the roof to disperse the water into the new 5” cast iron gutters , with a Sandtoft Olympus clay tile above this was part of a complete system supplied by sandtoft which includes all dry verges and a dry ridge system with every tile clipped and nailed .
The sandtoft clay tile is a lightweight roof system which at 31kg a sq metre cut the weight by over 50% on the old scotcem concrete tiles which are 76 kg a sq metre . This will ensure the structure will be capable of holding the loads safely and without any future problems all backed by the manufacturers guarantee .
We fitted 11 new fire escape velux windows all as per the plans and fully guaranteed for 15 years .
We also rebuilt the old chimney s and picked and repointed the walls as the existing pointing was in poor condition and resulting in further damage to the faces of the stonework . We picked and repointed it all using lime mortar supplied by masons mortar removing all the spalling to the stone faces , the finish is superb and will last for years allowing the building to breath ensuring no further damage to the stonework .
We supply and fit all types of flat and pitched roofs to suit any property all built to last the test of time and the Scottish weather .
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