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Approx. How Long to build a new roof?


 
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P.Q

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 9:54 pm Reply with quote

We have a potential roofing company doing a new roof on our 3-bedroom end of terrace house. He quoted us that it would only take a 1.5 days. This seemed like a very short time to do the work and we are concerned that he may be a cowboy. He also quoted us a price of 3k and everybody else has been closer to 10k. Would anybody be able to give me a ballpark figure for a new roof?

Any help would be appreciated.
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breezer

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:07 pm Reply with quote

you can make a new roof in a couple of hours, its called a tarpaulin.

what material is he quoting, ask to "see one he made earlier"
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masona

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:16 pm Reply with quote

P.Q wrote:
This seemed like a very short time to do the work and we are concerned that he may be a cowboy.

You maybe right unless it's a wendy house roof. icon_smile.gif

A lot depend how many people working on it and as always inspect some of their work.Have a look at the cementing and lead flashing to see if it's neat work etc.

What shape is your roof and how big is the area approx ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:35 am Reply with quote

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is !
You don't say if it is a back to back or a through terrace but a general breakdown would be as follows :

1) Strip , felt and relat one elevation...............one day
2) Load new slate/tiles , fit ventilation to eaves, prep leadwork......one day
3) Slate/tile one elevation............one day
4) Ridges and verges and any other outstanding bits.........one day

This is based on my experience with two roofers fitting and a labourer doing the fetching and carrying etc. Of course there may be many factors that can affect this time scale like access , height , pitch and shape of roof ,type and size of materials used , and of course the speed of the labour because some can work at a pace and others prefer to plod on nice and steady.If you could give a bit more detail about what your roof has on now and what you are having it replaced with and the size of the roof and the area you live etc I may be able to be more specific.
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Building Contractor

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:46 pm Reply with quote

Sounds like the old trick of saying it will take such and such a time to look good, when in fact it will take him an age...and he will be back for more money with the old proverb "I've found a few rotten roof rafters" icon_cry.gif
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