A pitched roof is one that has sloping surfaces from a central ridge, usually at an angle of more than 20 degrees.
We carry out all types of pitched roofing work on all types of homes, from slipped slates to full scale refurbishment. New builds are no trouble either – we can install all the elements of a roof, from timber trusses and insulation to finishing touches, such as lead detailing.
As members of the Competent Roofer scheme, we also self-certify, so you don’t need to seek building regulation approval, saving time and money.
Slate or tile?
Most pitched roofs are covered in either slates (natural or manmade) or a type of tile, such as concrete or clay.
Often the material comprising your home’s roof reflects its age, unless it’s been completely recovered at some point in the past. Concrete tiles are available in various different shapes and sizes and because of their relatively low cost, can be seen on many large residential developments. Natural slates are a beautiful addition to almost any home and although the initial expense may be higher, they are proven to outlast their manmade counterparts.
Although methods and materials change with time, we have continued to invest in training, so our tradesmen remain qualified in the wide range of traditional and modern products now available.
A great deal of our work involves reclaimed products, which are particularly useful when we are trying to match repairs on listed properties or homes in conservation areas. People often comment on how seamlessly we can integrate the old and new.
If your home is protected in some way, there will be far stricter rules about the type of roofing work you can carry out. We will liaise with you and the local council to ensure any repairs are conducted in a sympathetic manner, in accordance with regulations.