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neilgilbert1234

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:27 pm Reply with quote

Hi All,

I live in a block of flats in a listed building, the top flat has some damp around the chimney breast so they organised for someone to have a look at the roof.
They have come back and said that we need a completely new roof, all chimneys need to be reflashed etc.... i have attached some pictures from the quote but these maybe selective by the builder to highlight the issue (ill grab some of the whole roof this weekend).

So the question is from the limited pictures does it need a complete reroof? there doesn't appear to be that many slipped tiles etc? but you may take one look at it and say that it needs doing.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.


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joe-90

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:02 pm Reply with quote

I'd vote for a new roof or you'll just keep on chucking money at it.
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datarebal

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:09 am Reply with quote

There are several slipped slates and many that have been repositioned..
it's a mess and your living on borrowed time..

Felt roofs should be replaced while the slate roof is off.
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alastairreid

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:24 am Reply with quote

Get at least 3 estimates.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:43 am Reply with quote

Then report back stating how you can't believe how much re-roofing costs! icon_razz.gif Don't forget the listed building application either!
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neilgilbert1234

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:49 am Reply with quote

Thanks for all your help! the guy who looked at the roof quoted 8780 +VAT which i didn't think was to bad?
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chappers

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:01 am Reply with quote

If ever there was an example of a roof that needed stripping and relaying, then yours is it, to be honest the original job looks pretty shoddy with odd sized slates abd slithers cut in all over the place.
As to the cost a bit hard to say without knowing the size, layout or what the conservation officer says about materials.
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