We specialise in all aspects of Roofing, We carry out full roofing programme storm damage grand roofs pointing. If you require slate replacements Manterfield Builders offer a roofing and guttering service. From a simple gutter clean through to a full re-roof we do it all. The roof of your property is one of the main components of a house if it’s old and tired it could be letting in water and causing untold damage which is very often not spotted until the damage has been caused
One of the problems that can occur if the slates are missing or in a sorry state is damage to your roof timbers including rafters. This can happen as the water is allowed to penetrate the roof and get inside on to the timbers.
Underneath your slates or tiles you will have slate battens these are used to fix the roof coverings to. The Slate battens will be attached to roof rafters which run all the way from the eaves to the ridge of the roof. Then you will usually have at least one purlin on either side of the roof running horizontally.
These purlins will be supported by the properties brickwork and in turn will support the rafters as usually the rafters would be of an inadequate size to span the full distance from eaves to ridge without the extra support of a purlin.
New roofs have slates or tiles attached to tanalised slate battens. The battens are pressure treated with tanalising fluid to keep them free from woodworm and rot.
The battens are trapping a layer of breathable roofing membrane to the rafters. This breathable roof membrane acts a barrier from water ingress but allows air to travel through it keeping the roof well ventilated.
We can repair or supply and fit new wooden or Plastic fascias, soffits and guttering in white, black, wood effect and various other colours.
The plastic gutter is available in a range of styles including round, square, Ogee and now there is a cast iron effect guttering range available. he costs on different gutter styles vary but the above is in price order round being the cheapest and cast iron effect the most expensive.
Our services include:
– Roof repairs
– Gutter repairs
– Re pointing and re beddding ridge and hip tiles
– Full re roofs
– Velux windows
– Dormer windows new or re clad
– Leadwork chimneys, valleys and bays
– Flat roofs
– Roof ventilation
– Repair damaged roof rafters and purlins
Our full re roof service includes stripping the existing roof slates/tiles, battens and any felt. We will then use a breathable felt covered by tanalised timber battens to attach the slates/tiles to restoring your roof to its former glory.
We can supply and fit double romans, Rosemarys, eternit man made slate, real slate and also source reclaimed materials such as west moreland slate or we have even fitted stone.