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standard of tiling on new roof

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Katwina, 16 Aug 2020.

  1. Katwina

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    IMG-20200813-WA0001.jpeg IMG-20200813-WA0009.jpeg IMG-20200810-WA0014.jpg Hi,
    We've recently had a new extension roof built and have some concerns about it's appearance. There is considerable kick up of the tiles which surround the rooflight flashing. Our builders say this is unavoidable but to me it looks very poor. The tiles have been very poorly cut around the rooflights too. They have used Quinn rathmore tiles and most of them seem to have chipped corners. Am I being too picky or are these issues we should be raising before we proceed any further? Any advice appreciated!
     
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    Shockingly bad, get them back to redo it, or get someone else to remedy, that's rubbish. Actually worse than rubbish.
     
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    Many thanks for your quick reply. May I ask what trade you are in and what, specifically, is shockingly bad in your opinion?
     
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    I'm a DIY'er but it's obvious from the photos that it's open the the elements, it's completely wrong. IMO.
     
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    Thanks again, we are going to have another roofer take a look for a second opinion before we decide what to do next. I'm a female without a single clue about roofing but everything in my gut tells me this is wrong.
     
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    It's wrong, very wrong.
     
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    Roofer here and it's terrible.

    Bonding gutter isn't straight and the cuts up it are all over the place.

    The uplift at the windows is definitely a bit much, they should be able to sit down a good bit more than that.
     
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    Thanks Makie, could you tell me what can be done to reduce the kick up around the flashing? Do you think it would be reasonable for us to ask for the entire roof to be redone? Also have you any opinion on the quinn rathmore tiles? They already appear very discoloured and look messy. Apparently the minimum pitch for these tiles is 17.5 degrees and we think the roof is 15 degrees, is this unacceptable?
     
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    that brown dollop on the top tiles above the sky light says it all.

    discolouration looks to be caused by messy fitting

    pitch looks less than 15 to me how come you never used wessex as next door ?

    just generally careless
     
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    Thanks datarebal. If the pitch does indeed turn out to be less than 15, is this reason enough to request the whole roof be redone? We already had a half width extension with wessex tiles; our builder removed these once he realised he could do a full new roof with the Quinn tiles for the price of half a roof with wessex (n)
     
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    The first thing I noticed was the tile choice on a low pitch roof. You need to measure the pitch of the rafters, but it looks around 15 degrees to my eye. I wouldn't fit a tile that wasn't suitable for the pitch.

    I'd guess the muck will wash off.

    The cuts down that bonding cutter, dear me :(
     
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    I'm very grateful for all your replies. Hubby has spoken to the building inspector this morning who suspects the roof will need to be redone. We will wait for their next visit to confirm this and be requesting the work be completed by a qualified roofer!
     
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    Who is doing the roof next door? It looks like work in progress with spare tiles dotted around. They had the sense to use full tiles down the centre whereas yours has cut tiles down the middle and full tiles down the edge.

    Focusing on qualifications probably isn't the answer, would you rather have someone with 25 years experience but no qualifications, or an 18 year old with a Diploma in Roof Slating? You'd be better off looking at photos of past work.
     
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    Ok diynoob, perhaps qualified was the wrong choice of words. I simply meant a more experienced/reputable roofer specifically rather than a builder who claims to be able to undertake all aspects of building work.
    Regarding next door's roof, our builder was in the process of replacing some of her tiles since he cracked them when walking on her roof to fix some guttering :unsure:
    Ironically I should add, we chose our builders based on a strong reputation locally, and have seen several examples of their work, where the roofing is pristine. So not sure if we've just been really unlucky :(
     
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    If the pitch is below the recommended pitch for the tiles.
    Certainly, you could get them changed . Quinn's won't help if you get a problem. Why would they?
    I can see they have given a bit more headlap so I guess they have a bit of knowledge.
    The pitch certainly looks under 15 to me.
     
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