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Poor roof slating. Help & advice

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by houstonwehaveaproblem, 16 Jul 2018.

  1. houstonwehaveaproblem

    houstonwehaveaproblem

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    over a year ago we had a large amount of work carried out on our house which consisted of the a new dormer roof on the rear matching the exisiting one on the front. We used a ‘builder’ that was recomended to us by a friend to do the work.

    What we didnt know was this guy attempted to carry out all the works by himself where we thought he would be bringing trades people in.

    One of the jobs was to re-tile the roof front and back.

    He tiled the back but got in proffesional roofer to do the front. The front looks fine but the rear is shocking. Various tiles have lifted up and just looks poorly done. The lead work is awful too.

    I have contacted the guy about sorting the rear of the roof and he sent the roofer round who did the front. The roofer wants £1000 to put right.

    Obviously im not prepared to pay for something that should of been done right to start with. I have tried contacting the builder again but he is not responding, even though he is reading my messages.

    Whats the next step i should take? We never had a contract and didnt even think about one at the time. :(

    Any help and advice would be much appreciated.
     
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    why not post a few pictures of both sides.
    you need more than one opinion
     
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    Will take a few and post up as as i can
     
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    Ok yes there are issues.
    Mainly the CDRS (copper disc rivets) are not fitted everywhere they should be .
    Assuming the gauge is correct then its possible to fit some without stripping. unfortunately though the rivets missing at the verge and abutments are more tricky as no holes have been created to take them.
    Probably best to strip and start again
    The lead flashing is too short (a short course would correct) and poorly supported also,
     
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    Many thanks. We had a local roofer come
    round this afternoon and pretty much said exactly what you have.
     
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    If it makes you feel better he hasn’t done a bad job of that cladding but I’ve noticed the gutter brackets on the lower level are too spaced apart.
     
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    Thanks

    Would it be wise to put more in between the ones that are there
     
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    oh and no lead trays under the windows..
     
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    What are they?
     
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    To be fair when we do a cladding job like that we don’t replace the lead under the windows as long as the trim is properly sealed against the underside of the cill and also that the lads have put breathable membrane under all the cladding.
     
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    i assume you seal the ends of cill too?
    Ok,I don't personally agree with that approach,but if it works for years then cool.
    However i believe this is a new
    Dormer
     
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