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    I have a semi detached house with a flat roof. We would like to convert our roof to a pitched roof with a room but our neighbours (also flat roof) aren’t in a position to do their roof. Can we turn our side into a pitched roof and their side left flat?

    Asked by Charlotte on 18th Jul 2020

    Want to replace the flat roof on a double garage (measuring 5m by 5.5m ) with fiberglass material (CURE IT). I will also require the roof boards replace. What will it cost?

    Asked by Michael on 17th Jul 2020

    I’m considering buying a timber framed house with a roof clad with cedar shingles. Could anyone give me some idea of what it should cost to clean and treat the roof?

    Asked by Margaret on 5th Jul 2020

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    What is an estimated cost of removing loose mortar from approx 34 ridge tiles and cover rear face only with 3:1 mix? (approx work time?)

    Asked by Marcia on 25th Jun 2020

    Hi… We don’t get on with our neighbours but we share our roof with them as the house is a semi. We want to get our roof tiles replaced but were wondering if its possible to have the roof work done without the neighbours permission/approval?

    Asked by Patrick on 4th Apr 2020

    Internal wall in bedroom sometimes feels wet - especially after winter months/heavy spells of rain. There is some staining at the top of the walls and also some areas of damp/mould in adjacent cupboard. Old chimney breast runs up same wall so suspect it is related to this. Unsure whether I need a roofer or bricklayer or even if it's related to guttering/flashing. Thankfully, it is the only room in the house which has any damp/mould but would like to get it resolved. Any hints or troubleshooting tips appreciated.

    Asked by Edward on 20th Mar 2020

    How much it would be to remove one chimney stack that's not in use, install new lead flashing around shared chimney and concrete the flaunching? This installation is on a shared chimney stack. Additionally, how much would it cost to re-render where there is evidence of some cracks? Many thanks.

    Asked by Santi on 15th Jan 2020

    There is water coming in from my roof and also the neighbours roof is having problems. We need to find the source of the leak.

    Asked by Margaret on 31st Aug 2019

    I have had some slate tiles fall from my roof recently due to weather and general ageing. Some of the tiles are barely damaged so would be reusable and I will find some replacement for any others. What would I need to set the slates back on the roof most effectively? Would it usually be by using cement or some other adhesives to keep them in place correctly? I would like to resolve this myself if possible.

    Asked by Nan on 10th Jun 2019

    Hello, I have no lead flashing on my artificial slate roof, but have been told there are lead soakers. My local roofer says lead flashing isn’t a requirement for this roof type. Does anyone know if I should have lead flashing on my roof? I have some concern that some leaks on a ceiling-adjacent wall could be related to this, or perhaps the soakers aren’t effective enough. Any info would be appreciated – thanks Gordon

    Asked by Adam on 28th Feb 2019

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