Terrace In Hangingwater
NO HANGING AROUND
Steep rows of terrace homes are synonymous with Sheffield and this project in the vertiginous Hangingwater area was typical of its type.
Built in the era of King George V, the property’s roof had received little attention since and was beyond repair. We were commissioned to undertake a complete reroof that included the installation of a dormer window at the rear, enabling the occupiers to maximise their living space and enjoy the view from this elevated position.
Work commenced with the erection of scaffolding, following which the old roof was stripped and removed from site. We could now start the process of building a new covering back up from the inside out.
We began by inserting thick foil backed insulation boards between the rafters, before filling the apex void with quilt insulation to help retain as much heat as possible. A high performance vapour barrier was then added using permeable roofing felt, before manmade slates were laid onto treated timber battens. These were topped with new concrete ridge tiles fixed using a purpose made, ventilated system.
Finally, verges and flashings were created from mortar and lead respectively, whilst UPVC products were used to form the eaves carrier and clad the sides of the dormer.
The entire project was completed in just seven working days, much to our client’s delight, providing them with low maintenance, long lasting protection against the winds that whip across the city’s seven hills.
Type of property: 100 year old terrace
Materials: Fibre cement slates, High performance permeable felt, Lead soakers and flashings, 50mm PIR foam insulation board, 300mm fibreglass insulation, White PVC cladding to dormer
Length of project: Seven days