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survey shows a problem with roof-Need a roofer to inspect

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by armour, 24 Mar 2010.

  1. armour

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    Hi all, I'm buying a house and the survey says that there's a slight dip in the roof which may have been caused by a "heavier" roof having been put on without the structure being strengthened. I guess I need an expert to investigate. How do I go about finding one? I live in London SE25.
    Any input appreciated.
     
  2. Nige F

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    Very probably the re- roof is the cause . You need a Carpenter. " "Roofers" are notorious for being Itinerant caravan dwellers :evil: and they generally do the outsides ;) How do you find a skilled carpenter in Croydon - That`s another question.
     
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    A lot of slate roofs in the London area have been replaced with much heavier concrete tiles.

    A structural engineer may need to advise or a competent roofer.

    The problem of sag may never be fully alleviated as the timber may be bent to shape. I am thinking a hip roof no?
     
  4. Deluks

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    What road? Street number? Am popping to Addiscombe later, might drive past it. Terraced house by any chance?
     
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