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Satellite Imagery and Roof Repairs

4th September 2017 0 0

How Roofr, a Canadian company is using satellite imagery for roof repairs Half of the job in fitting a new roof, or starting roof repairs, is taking down the measurements. Once we’ve taken the measurements of your roof, we at Cumbria Roofing can offer you a suitable no-obligation quote for our expert roofing services. Over…

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Roofing Types Top Trumps: Flat Roofs

23rd August 2017 0 0

Another look at roofing types, this time with flat roofs our first of many in the pack In the last two years, we have had loco hauled trains along the Cumbrian Coast line from Barrow to Carlisle. It is a most picturesque line. The Class 37 diesels and air conditioned carriages are a step above…

This is Elon Musk, he wants you to buy his Tesla roof. Image by Phil Stafford (via Shutterstock).

Want a Tesla Roof? £14.72 Per Square Foot

8th August 2017 0 0

First Tesla roof installations now taking place The wait is over. If you have been looking for a new roof or solar panels for your home, Elon Musk’s Tesla roof is available for sale. His state of the art solar roof was first announced in October of last year. It aims to change the way…

Hipped pyramid roof by Zern Liew (via Shutterstock).

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…

Gorton Monastery Slate Roofing image by Alastair Wallace (via Shutterstock).

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…

Homeless Ex-Servicemen Programme image by Syda Productions (via Shutterstock).

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…

Heavy 3 slate image JLS24 (via Shutterstock).

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…

Combination Roof image by George Sheldon (via Shutterstock).

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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