“There was no question that this nomination had the ‘wow’ factor and the application showed an extremely high standard of craftsmanship in both the technical and aesthetic aspects.”
Built circa 1900, this substantial Edwardian detached villa was in need of a complete roof overhaul, however it
was the clients wish that we retained as much of the original materials and character of the building as possible.
To achieve this the existing slates were carefully striped off and the best quality set aside for re-use, new
matching slates were imported direct form the quarry and were skilfully incorporated into the roofscape so that
no single area could be identified as new.
Unfortunately the existing lead work was found to be deficient and was renewed as per the guideline of the Lead Sheet Association.
A sympathetic new build out-house was added and we enhanced the traditional look with the creative lead lining
to the dormer projections and the continued use of the Westmorland slate.
“A very high number of excellent quality entries received for this category.”
After many years of water ingress and random repair attempts, these roofs had become a constant headache for
the building occupiers and landlord.
Working closely with building surveyors BR & Co. and our supply partners TOR Coatings, B&D Roofing were able
to provide a comprehensive solution that would see the roofs sealed with Elastaseal™ and the provision of a twenty year waterproofing guarantee.
A large amount of air handling equipment with multiple services penetrations had thwarted all previous attempts
at repair. Furthermore, these plant items were in constant use and could not be removed to facilitate the waterproofing.
B&D Roofing were able apply the liquid coating to the flat roof areas and encapsulate the protrusions to provide
a seamless waterproof membrane that could not be achieved by any other traditional method.
Because the Elastaseal™ coating is compatible with almost all other sound roofing materials there was no need
to strip out the existing roofing membrane and the coating was completed with minimal disruption to the
Where unidentified repair materials were found, they were either removed, or encapsulated using one of the
range of system primers, and as water ponding has no effect on the Elastaseal™ System there was no need to
alter the existing roof falls.