Environ Restorations excels in restoring historic buildings with leading roofing services. Our experts specialize in repairing and relaying period roofs, including Victorian and Georgian styles. We are committed to preserving these buildings' beauty and integrity. For any roofing needs, from minor repairs to full replacements, trust our unmatched service and quality. Contact us for a consultation and revive your historic building's former glory.
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, but they can also 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, 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 unsuitable 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.
Terry Clark, director of Environ Property Services, is a trained Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings member. 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 heavier material, the weight can cause the roof to sag; if a felt underlay is installed, it can block ventilation and lead to dampness and mould; if the wrong timber is used, it could bend or crack under pressure.
Before we begin work, we thoroughly survey 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?
We prioritise repair rather than replacement wherever possible to preserve valuable historic fabric. This requires a high level of craftsmanship beyond what most roofers can. If you live in a conservation area or 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 result in a fine or criminal record.
From simple touch-ups to your tiles to essential structural repairs, Environ is the best choice for roof maintenance in London. To book your survey and quote, call us now or request a callback.
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