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Hipped Pyramid: Know Your Roof Types

17th July 2017 0 0

Cumbria Roofing looks at roofs of the hipped pyramid variety The hipped pyramid roof could be seen as a four way hipped roof, only that all four hips meet at a central point. Typically, the roof itself is atop a square base and owe a debt to the Great Pyramids in Egypt. Sometimes they form…

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Welsh Slate Roofing for Gorton Monastery Extension

6th July 2017 0 0

Slate roofing forms centrepiece of new addition to Gorton Monastery For many years, the Gorton…

Roofer's forgotten library books image by Aireo (via Shutterstock).

Bogus Roofer Fails to Return Library Books

4th July 2017 0 0

Why a jailed cowboy roofer faces misdemeanour charges for forgetting to return eleven books Bogus roofer Dennis Upton, aged 24, has already had a few brushes with the law. Firstly, he is already in jail, serving a four-month sentence. Secondly, he has already had an outstanding warrant for driving under the influence of alcohol. Whilst…

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Findley Roofing’s Homeless Ex-Servicemen Programme

29th June 2017 0 0

North East England roofing company introduces 12-week training programme for homeless ex-squaddies After the First World War, there was a poster published by the Labour Party which read “Yesterday – The Trenches; Today – The Unemployed”. Back then, in 1918, the lack of a comprehensive social security system meant a one-way ticket to homelessness. Almost…

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What is Heavy 3 Slate?

26th June 2017 0 0

Why Heavy 3 slate is making waves in the construction industry Sometimes, being able to find traditional slate from British quarries is easier said than done. Firstly, on any roofing project, the tile variety has to reflect its immediate surroundings. Using the wrong kind of tiling isn’t a good way of getting planning permission, especially…

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Combination Roof: Know Your Roof Types

15th June 2017 0 0

A look at how the combination roof offers you two roofs for the price of one Strictly speaking, it is possible to claim that any structure with more than one roofing type has a combination roof. A hip and valley could be seen as one; a gable and shed roof, likewise; a lean-to and skillion…

The Vyne house and Lake. Image by Simon Q (Creative Commons License: Attribution - Share Alike)

The Vyne’s Restoration Work and a 360° View

6th June 2017 0 0

How a raised walkway is offering visitors a unique view of The Vyne’s slate roof Just outside Basingstoke in Sherborne St. John is The Vyne house. It is a stately Tudor home which was built for Lord Sandys, King Henry VIII’s Lord Chamberlain. It is noted for its red bricks, and its slate roof. Since…

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Fremantle Town Hall Restoration Sees New Slate Roof

26th May 2017 0 0

New slate roof is the key to town hall restoration Thanks to a team of slate roofers, stonemasons, lead workers and plasterers, Fremantle town hall has been restored to its former glory. Opening in 1887, the Victorian era building has seen the addition of a new slate roof. Exterior paint, dating from the 1960s, has…

Modern skillion roofs.

Lean-To Roofs: Know Your Roof Types

18th May 2017 0 0

Why lean-to roofs are a popular roofing type A lean-to roof is one of the most popular kinds of roofing types. In skillion form, it can be two shed roofs. One is usually taller than the other. The lesser of the two lean-to roofs may be a smaller structure. For example, the smaller one may…

Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal. Image by David Falconer (via Shutterstock).

Slate Roof Key to Wemyss Bay Pier Restoration

10th May 2017 0 0

‘It Was The Slate Roof What Won It’ for the pier’s 2017 RICS Scotland Award An iconic pier on the banks of the River Clyde has won the 2017 RICS Scotland Award for Best Infrastructure Project. The Wemyss Bay pier walkway was singled out for the award on the 27 April at the Sheraton Hotel…


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