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New garage roof and leak repair

This was another new flat roof installation, this time in Boscombe. The house had a serious leak over some electrics so we managed to get this done on one (very long) day. We stripped the damaged drip edges off and used the old felt as a base layer before applying a new felt underlay and…

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New cement cap on a damaged chimney plus soundness test

Chimneys become damaged over time and can become dangerous if not maintained. This house had a very deteriorated chimney cap and only used one of the 4. While our good friend Jim Chim-in-ey was sweeping he noticed the danger and gave us a call. We  put a new cement cap on top, with air bricks,…

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New flat roof on a conservatory

This house in Kinson, Bournemouth. had an old plastic roof on it and was very cold in the winter. The customer wanted to be able to use her conservatory all year round. We decided to put a whole new flat roof on there including new wood, insulation, felt and new plaster boards underneath.    …

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Re felting a gully and re roofing a dormer in Boscombe

Fixed a 7m Gully on a cool looking ex hotel in Boscombe,Bournemouth, it was leaking in several places and was in dire need of some attention. We installed a new 2 layer felt overlay as well as rebedding the hip tiles and the lead flashing to cure the leak in the gully. Next up was…

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Installing felt support trays in a pitched roof

When we were doing some other work to a pitched roof to a 2 story house in Bournemouth, Dorset, we noticed that the felt had sagged a lot over time under the bottom course of tiles. The watermark on the felt suggested if had been collecting water for a long time.  This can cause damp…

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Moss removal on roof

Today we removed the moss from a roof in Kinson, Bournemouth. The roof was sound structurally but it had very thick moss all over it. The moss absorbs water like a sponge and can eventually lead to water getting under the tiles, as well as falling down all over the grass and infecting that. It…

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Loft insulation

Quite a simple job but it was nice to be in the dry as it was raining outside! Our pals at BBX UK were getting huge drafts down from the roof of their new office. We didn’t want to restrict the airflow into the loft space and cause damp so instead we decided to insulate…

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Installing roof tile and soffit vents

We went out to Ferndown last week to fix a damp issue in a the loft of a lovely couple (and a dog that stole my shoe). They had a lot of damp marks up in the loft and it smelled of mildew. We diagnosed that the problem was that the loft space wasn’t adequately…

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Leaking Roof Window and Chimney Removal

4/1/18 – we started work on the roof of a lovely 1930s house in Bournemouth today, with not much being done to it since it was built the owners are slowly modernising while keeping the original character of the property.  Over the years some of the property has been compromised by general wear and tear…

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