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    Neighbour reroof unfinished joining mine


    My neighbour has just had a new roof but upon looking from the outside and inside, it doesn’t seem to have been finished off. I have masses of daylight coming through the gap and is now a wind trap. There is a gap of which I estimate to be about 5 cm between where our tiles finish and from what I can see there isn’t a bonding gutter either. It also looks like they have used some kind of foam on their side to keep the tiles in place and create a ‘seal’ for them but nothing on mine. My roof was sound before this and I would have thought that it would be the responsibility of the roofer/neighbour to ensure that my roof would be left in tact and not open to the elements. I do have pictures from Inside the loft.

    Asked by Clare on 12th Apr 2021
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    CNP Roofing

    "Hi Claire, you can take action such as contacting the company who carried out the work or can sue next door for not making sure work was carried out properly by the company, kind regards Chris"

    Answered on 12th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Elite Home Improvements

    "I would ask your neighbour for the roofers details. Any join between the roofs should be sealed and you certainly should not have daylight coming through. A responsible roofer will address the issues for you, and there should be no charge, given the issue is resolved by original roofer."

    Answered on 22nd Apr 2021 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    Karl Bingham

    "The roofer/contractor that completed the work on your neighbours roof should be contacted immediately and made to come back to seal your roof back in to the joint property using a correct bonding gutter. As you roof is 100% at risk of a leak without it."

    Answered on 17th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    KD Roofing Services

    "This definitely sounds like a botch job i would advise that you call trading standards and move forward on getting this situation resolved.

    If you need us then please don't hesitate to contact us via email 📧💪"

    Answered on 12th Apr 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    CB.Roofing l

    "Yes, you should have a bonding gutter or ridges over your side and theirs. They are responsible."

    Answered on 12th Apr 2021 - Member since Jan 2014 - report
    Pro-fix building and maintenance Ltd

    "It should certainly have a bonding gutter to join both roofs if they have different tiles, I would speak to your neighbor and/ or ask for the roofers details."

    Answered on 12th Apr 2021 - Member since Dec 2018 - report

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