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  • Metal Roofing – Cambridge

    Metal Roofing – Cambridge

    Metal Roofing Cambridge – The client requested a replacement for their failing asbestos roof.  Three solutions were offered to the client.  A replacement plasitsol-coated steel sheet solution or a timber carcas construction with either torch-on felt or EPDM rubber.  The customer decided that a coated steel cladding solution was best and opted for a juniper green finish to the flashings. Manufacturer: Euroclad Thickness: 0.7mm Profile: 32/1000 Warranty: 20 years. Colour: Sheeting – Goosewing Grey / Flashing and Trims: Juniper Green.

  • Cambridge Flat Roofing – EPDM Rubber Roof – Houghton

    Cambridge Flat Roofing – EPDM Rubber Roof – Houghton

    Cambridge Flat Roofing – Cambridge Roofers were called out to leading flat roof in Houghton.  The customer was seeking a single-ply or EPDM flat roofing solution from the start so no other options were presented.  There was a drainage problem with the roof so timber firrings were suggested as measure to ensure sufficient ‘fall’ or gradient for the drainage. The customer was also very keen to acquire a building regulations certificate. As members of Competent Roofer Scheme, Cambridge Roofers did not need to notify the Local Authority.  Acquiring membership through a thorough audit and regular site visits, Cambridge Roofers can self-certify that instal...

  • Cambridge Flat Roofing – 3 layer Felt Roof – Hauxton

    Cambridge Flat Roofing – 3 layer Felt Roof – Hauxton

    Cambridge Roofers were called out to view the garage flat roof on a recently purchased property in South Cambridge. The surveyors report had suggested that the garage flat roof needs to be replaced. CR advised the customer that the roof was in serviceable condition but would need replacing within 1 – 3 years. Due to the roof not covering a dwelling, there was no triggering of [Part L1b of building regs]. The works were completed in 1 day with a full clearance of the site & disposal of waste. This was all before the customer moved in. A 10 year [insurance-backed guarantee] was issued. The roofer was [2015 IMA craftsmen of the year], Justin Halford.

  • Cambridge Flat Roofing – EPDM Rubber Roof

    Cambridge Flat Roofing – EPDM Rubber Roof

    This was a existing client Gonville and Caius College Cambridge, contacted Cambridge roofers to recover a leaking torch-on felt roof with EPDM Rubber Roof. The roof was completed over several days.

  • EPDM flat roofing – St Ives

    EPDM flat roofing – St Ives

    The customer called Cambridge Roofers out to inspect an old flat roof. The customer was advised that despite the roof being beyond its warranty period, that it was still in serviceable condition.  Having seen previous EPDM rubber flat roofs fitted by Cambridge Roofers, the customer elected to have insulation and a re-covering of EPDM along with a 20 year warranty.

  • Roofer in Cambridge – Slating – Balsham

    Roofer in Cambridge – Slating – Balsham

    Cambridge Roofers were called to a property in Balsham to survey the front of a property.  The customer requested a new fibre-cement slate roof covering.  The project was completed on July 16th 2016.

  • Roofers in Cambridge – EPDM Roofing

    Roofers in Cambridge – EPDM Roofing

    Cambridge Roofers were contacted by a customer in Landbeach, Cambridge whose rear extension felt flat roof needed replacing.  The existing parapet brickwork was in need of a facelift so coping stones were suggested as an improvement to the flat roof. The customer was aware of EPDM Roofing as a solution and requested a quotation for this particular covering alone. The work was completed in two days with minimal disruption to the customer as the company was given full access in the absence of the client at the property. The roof comes with a 20 year transferable Permaroof guarantee which comes with our accreditation as approved installers for Firestone rubber roofs.

  • Strip and re-roof & loft flooring – Cherry Hinton – Cambridge Roofers

    Strip and re-roof & loft flooring – Cherry Hinton – Cambridge Roofers

    Cambridge Roofers were contacted by the customer on recommendation, to provide a quotation for a roof renovation.  A quotation to strip and replace the roof in addition to a simple strip and re-felt was provided along with quotations for smaller ancillary roofing works.  The customer had an asbestos lean-to roof and requested timber decking to go down into the loft space.  For full building regulations compliance, Cambridge Roofers insulated with additional glass wool insulation. Two velux roof lights were also fitted to the roof space. The project was completed in 5 working days and is guaranteed for 10 years.

  • Slate roof repairs – Cambridge Roofers

    Slate roof repairs – Cambridge Roofers

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    The customer had a leak above a loft hatch over a bathroom so Cambridge Roofers were called out.  There was an old glass skylight where the flashing had failed.  Due to imminent plans to extend the loft, the customer requested minor repairs to stop ingress until the major plans were carried out. It was recommended that the skylight be cut out and slated over.   An entire section of slates had to be stripped out, new felt installed and some minor lead repairs and remedial work to the guttering were carried out. Whilst on the job, we did notice some failed lead flashing so we inserted a lead saddle beneath lead valley as you can see from the picture. We also screwed in a...

  • Strip & Re-felt – Re-Roof Cambridge

    Strip & Re-felt – Re-Roof Cambridge

    An existing customer contacted Cambridge Roofers for a minor survey on their roof.  Cambridge Roofers identified significant water damage to the sarking felt beneath the tiles and recommended either a strip and re-roof or at the very least a strip and re-tile.  Due to the imminent sale of the property, the client elected for the less costly option of a strip and re-felting of the roof and the obtaining of a building certificate to accompany the works for the property sale. Cambridge Roofers duly came out to strip and re-felt the roof.  The rare tiles on the roof meant that Cambridge Roofers had to source approximately 50 ‘re-claim’ stonewald mark 2 tiles fr...

  • Roof Repairs Cambridge – Lead flashing

    Roof Repairs Cambridge – Lead flashing

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    The Trumpington-based customer contacted Cambridge Roofers having noticed the artificial ‘lead-alternative’ flashing tape was beginning to lift.  Due to the scrap value of lead, some property developers and builders are favouring alternative materials to lead to avoid theft.  Unfortunately, the quality of these substitute roofing materials is sub-standard as you can see from the accompanying pictured roofing repairs, Cambridge has may properties with such problems. Cambridge Roofers stripped out all of the existing flashing material and replaced it with lead flashings.  The roofing repairs took one day and half for two roofers with scaffolding access.  The...

  • EPDM Flat Roofing – Huntingdon – 20 year IBG

    EPDM Flat Roofing – Huntingdon – 20 year IBG

    Cambridge Flat Roofing – EPDM Flat Roofing: The customer called Cambridge Roofers out to look at the flat roof on a commercial property because the existing shingled felt membrane had failed and was leaking into the premises below.   The initial survey showed the felt had failed in half a dozen places and the decking beneath was soaked.  Cambridge Roofers were able to apply a temporary stop on the leak in the first instance. Three options for a solution were provided to the customer as is standard.  The 10 year IBG, 15 year IBG or 20 year EPDM flat roof IBG solution.  Due the condition of the decking beneath and the customers pre-exising knowledge of EPDM rubber...

  • Cambridge Flat Roofing, Stapleford – 3 LAYER FELT, 15 YEAR IBG

    Cambridge Flat Roofing, Stapleford – 3 LAYER FELT, 15 YEAR IBG

    Stapleford Flat Roof, 15 year IBG. Cambridge Flat Roofing: The customer contacted Cambridge Roofers after recently purchasing a property in need of significant renovation.   This began with waterproofing a flat roof over the rear extension.  Cambridge Roofers operate with a 2 week lead-time for most flat roofs but in this emergency case, some sympathetic customers were willing to delay their installation for a more desperate customer. As usual, the customer was offered 3 standards of solution, a 10 year IBG (insurance-backed guarantee) flat roofing solution, a 15 year IBG flat roofing solution and a 20 year IBG flat roofing solution.  The customer opted to go for the 1...

  • Guttering, Soffits and Fascias & Minor repairs, Milton.

    Guttering, Soffits and Fascias & Minor repairs, Milton.

    The client requested Cambridge Roofers to carry out a minor roof survey and provide a quote for Upvc Soffits, fascias and guttering to match the existing colour scheme and profiles.  Cambridge Roofers identified a some missing mortar from between ridge tiles on the gable return, several cracked tiles and the lead saddle in a valley that was lifting.  A fixed-price, itemised quotation was provided for the repairs and replacement roofline which included an IBG (insurance-backed guarantee) for the roofline replacement.  The quotation was accepted Cambridge Roofers were instructed to carry out the works within an 8 week lead-time that was provided.  The works have begun a...

  • 15 year IBG – 3 layer torch-on felt flat roof, Cambridge

    15 year IBG – 3 layer torch-on felt flat roof, Cambridge

    The client called Cambridge Roofers because the two flat roofs on the property were leaking.  After an initial survey, Cambridge Roofers identified an asphalt covered roof with a disintegrating timber substrate that would not survive the stripping of the main surface.  The client was advised of three flat roof options including 10 year IBG (insurance-backed guarantee) felt solution, a 15 year IBG felt and a 20 year IBG EPDM solution.  The customer elected to go with the 15 year 3 layer built up torch-on felt.  The customer was also advised that compliance with Part L1b of building regulations would mean that 120mm of foam board insulation would also need to be include...

  • EPDM Rubber Roof, Huntingdon, Cambridge

    EPDM Rubber Roof, Huntingdon, Cambridge

    Brief: To re-cover the clients rear extension flat roof.  3 options were provided which included a 10 year IBG (Insurance-backed guarantee) torch-on felt, a 15 year IBG torch-on felt and the 20 year IBG EPDM ‘Rubber roof’.  The client explained that they planned to retire in the property and so a longer-term solution was recommended and so the client elected to have a new EPDM rubber roof installed.

  • EPDM – Rubber Roof – Cherry Hinton, Cambridge

    EPDM – Rubber Roof – Cherry Hinton, Cambridge

      Brief:  To remove and dispose of corrugated asbestos garage roof and to supply and fit replacement EPDM rubber roof.

  • Winter Comfort – Cambridge Slate Roofing

    Winter Comfort – Cambridge Slate Roofing

    Winter Comfort re-roof Brief: The management at Winter Comfort For the Homeless instructed Cambridge Roofers to strip and re-cover the slate roof to the main building and dining room. As part of a scheme to assist with charitable projects, Cambridge Roofers provided a small discount to labour costs and allowed Winter Comfort to provide pre-agreed quality fibre-cement ‘Thrutone’ graphite slates, donated from manufacturer Marley.

  • Cabin re-felt, Hardwick

    Cabin re-felt, Hardwick

    Shed Re-Felt in Hardwick: Brief to provide a medium to long-term roofing solution to deteriorated Cabin flat roof. The customer was offered 3 solutions. A basic 10 year solution, a 15 year solution and a 20 year solution all with Insurance-backed guarantees. The customer opted for the 10 year solution. The work was carried out by our award-winning felt roofer Justin Halford. As usual, Justin consulted with the customer through the installation and agreed to some minor additional works of replacing some of the timber decking in places. Justin took great care to use entire rolls of felt to cover across the roof resulting in more wastage of fresh rolls but reducing the numbe...

  • New Slate Roof to Extension and main roof, Cambridge

    New Slate Roof to Extension and main roof, Cambridge

    Start date: 23/03/16 Completed: 10/05/16 Project duration: Approx 6 weeks Brief: To supply and fit 120m2 of slate roof coverings. Install a single ply EPDM box gutter and various lead detailing including a lead box gutter and solution for installing around existing construction of the main roof extension and rear extension. The customer required the expertise of Cambridge Roofers to provide a number of solutions to problems arising from insufficient method statements within plans and pre-existing slanting brickwork. Cambridge Roofers resolved all design problems to date and was completed May 10th.

  • Flat roof renovation, York street, Cambridge

    Flat roof renovation, York street, Cambridge

    Procedure involved stripping existing felt. Replacing water damaged decking. Lowering the inlet that was ‘sitting proud’ in the box gutter. An extra 4th layer of felt was applied to re-enforce the lining of the box gutter. Felt was applied right into the upstands of the window sill to make fully water tight. Client was provided with a 10 year insurance-backed guarantee after final payment was received. Method: Stripped out felt that was over Replaced water damaged decking Applied 1 layer of 2mm torch-on underlay An additional layer was torched onto the box gutter for additional re-enforcement and durability under wet conditions Apply 2nd layer of underlay Appl...

  • Slate Roof, Renovation, Fullborn

    Slate Roof, Renovation, Fullborn

    We carried out the slate roofing work to this new house for a local builder. We use 500mm x 250mm best quality ‘Contessa’ Spanish slates with concrete hips and ridges. The roof was completed to a high standard to everybody’s satisfaction.

  • Strip & Re-slate, Cherry Hinton

    Strip & Re-slate, Cherry Hinton

    On this occasion we carried out a complete strip and re-slate using new very thick natural slates in keeping with the character of the original house. The owner of this Listed Building is a valued customer and has recommended us for many other projects locally.

  • Strip & Re-Slate, Fullborn

    Strip & Re-Slate, Fullborn

    This fantastic property required stripping and re-slating. First, we removed all the existing slates and coverings and replaced timbers where necessary. We then slated the roof and hop kilns using a double-nailed and hook system to prevent future problems; following this, we replaced all lead box gutters, and flashings. The appearance of the natural slate showed this property to its best advantage.All the Cambridge roofers crews involved in this project were justly proud to have worked for such great customers on such a dramatic property.

  • Strip & Re-Slate Roof, New Market

    Strip & Re-Slate Roof, New Market

    This roofing project consisted of a complete strip and re-slate using second hand slates. The main and lower roofs incorporated an all new lead roll hip, flashing and the renewal of gutters as required.

  • New Slate Roof, Ely

    New Slate Roof, Ely

    We completed the new slate roofs on these self-build projects of two imposing properties are located in a very sought-after area in south Cambridge. Cambridge Roofing used natural slates, large and small ridge, and traditional lead hips and felt roof to create a long-lasting roof with an impressive appearance.

  • Moss Removal & Tile Replacement, Waterbeach
  • Moss Removal, Trumpington

    Moss Removal, Trumpington

    With the roof-sparing trowel and sweep method, we de-mossed this roof leaving a barely recognisable roof that looked fantastic. The completion of this work also prevented any further guttering blockage from moss which can cause quite serious damage to a property down the line. A very satisfying job.

  • Roof Renovation and Moss Removal, Fullborn

    Roof Renovation and Moss Removal, Fullborn

    With the trowel and sweeping method, we cleared the moss from the lower and flat roofs of this home.

  • De-Moss Roof & Gutters, Chesterton

    De-Moss Roof & Gutters, Chesterton

    To preserve the condition of the existing tiles, we utilised the ‘towel and brush’ method to remove the moss from the roof and gutters of this property.

  • Strip and re-tile, Fulbourn

    Strip and re-tile, Fulbourn

    This client requested a complete strip and re-tile of the roof on this property. There was no chance to re-use the existing tiles due to bad lamination (degradation).We were contracted by a private customer to carry out a complete strip and re-tile of this property. The existing tiles were all discarded due to an extremely bad lamination problem. As is standard, we installed all new fittings with the intallation of Keymer Shire Priory clay tiles.

  • Strip & Re-Tile Roof & Vertical Tiling, Girton

    Strip & Re-Tile Roof & Vertical Tiling, Girton

    Phase 1& 2 – The vertical concrete tiles were removed and then disposed of, we then removed the original flat roof material, replacing it with a high-performance 3 layer felt system.Next the vertical hanging keymer tiles were installed with the attractive lead apron flashings. The next stage was to complete the vertical tile hanging in Keymer hand made plain tiles with feature lead work apron flashings.

  • Strip and re-tile Roofing, Cambridge

    Strip and re-tile Roofing, Cambridge

    This was large strip and re-tile project. As spec-required addition, we installed counter-batten and insulation felt. Using Eternit Ashurst handcrafted clay plain tiles, the roof was re-tiled with all new fittings. In line with current LDA standards.We believe the client was extremely pleased with our work on this occasion.

  • Convent roof restoration, Ely

    Convent roof restoration, Ely

    This beautiful period mansion was restored and converted into plush new apartments. Cambridge Roofers had the honour of completing all relevant roofing work from start to finish of the construction.

  • New tile roof, Cambridgeshire

    New tile roof, Cambridgeshire

    The idillic rural setting for this stunning self-build was a real addition to it’s charm. Featuring vertical tile-hung dormer projections, it was tiled with a mix of hand-made Tudor tiles with bonnet hip and purpose-made valley tiles.

  • Strip and re-tile Roof, Cambridge

    Strip and re-tile Roof, Cambridge

    Using Tudor hand-made plain tiles, we stripped and re-tiled this property along with the relevant lead work and cement fillets with attractive stone features.

  • Strip and re-tile roof, Girton

    Strip and re-tile roof, Girton

    This job came in as a referral. This a beautiful example of a listed building, requring complete removal of tiles. We had to source a few used tiles to retain the original feel of the structure and roof. The loft hatch and gutter were replaced along with renovating the barn doors.

  • New tile roof, Newmarket

    New tile roof, Newmarket

    This new timber framed house was tiled using Ashdowne tiles. We proceeded to felt, batten and tile over a four week period incorporating lead flashings and lead roll top dormer roofs. The vertical tile hanging now has feature bands and diamond patterns fitted, enhancing the property’s farmhouse style appearance. A great example of modern products!

  • Nursing home, Ely

    Nursing home, Ely

    We tiled the roof of this larger construction with Russell Galloway large concrete tiles to retain the look and feel of the building which is contemporary with simplistic gable aspects.

  • New Tile Roof, Cambridge

    New Tile Roof, Cambridge

    These were two of Cambridges more impressive properties: on these timber-framed homes we used Ashurst tiles and we clad the Keymer with hand-made tiles. We were really please the resulting feature lead work carried out on the doormer windows.

  • Replacement Gutters and Downpipes, Huntingdon

    Replacement Gutters and Downpipes, Huntingdon

    As well as a complete stripping and re-tilling, the property received completely new gutters and downpipes that attached to the original outlets.

  • Wooden Fascia Renovation, New Market

    Wooden Fascia Renovation, New Market

    The client here requested a completely new roofline which mean replacing all soffits, fascias and guttering. The new replacement timber was stained to match the existing colour texture and finally the abutments were sealed with mastic.

  • Fascias, Soffits and Gutter Replacement, Chesterton

    Fascias, Soffits and Gutter Replacement, Chesterton

    The old fascias and soffits were totally stripped off and replaced with new UPVC. The gutters were replaced but the existing downpipes remained.

  • Flat Roof Installation with parapet wall, Cambridge

    Flat Roof Installation with parapet wall, Cambridge

    The felt roof was stripped back, the rubbish taken and tiles of the abutment and parapet removed. A high-grade grey mineral felt was applied to the existing boarding. The pre-existing tiles and ridge tiles were re-bedded along with matching additional tiles needed sourced from reclaim where needed.

  • Strip & Re-Felt Roof, New Market Rd

    Strip & Re-Felt Roof, New Market Rd

    The job required a complete strip and re-felt along with the re-feling of the dormer with an additional drip feature.

  • Strip & Re-Felt Roof, Girton

    Strip & Re-Felt Roof, Girton

    This adjoining flat roof was stripped, re-felted and along with the completion of the new abutment lead flashings. The long-standing leak had damaged the timber substrate meaning we replaced the damaged ones at at pre-agreed price per board.

  • Strip & Re-Felt Flat Roof, Cherry Hinton

    Strip & Re-Felt Flat Roof, Cherry Hinton

    This roof was fully stripped and re-felted, the existing garage tiles were removed to allow access to the faulty covering. The roof was then stripped back to the original timber substrate which was replaced where necessary with ply wood decking.Subsequently, a new optimal-performance 3-layer built-up felt covering. The new felt system included new drips, upstands and welts according to necessity, outlets and lead saddles were fitted to drain water from this obscured felt roof.In conclusion, all of the apending tiled sections were remedied re-using the existing tiles and re-balancing the deficient tiles to match.

  • Removal & Re-Bedding of Ridgeline, Girton

    Removal & Re-Bedding of Ridgeline, Girton

    We stripped the existing ridge line and re-bedded in place using 4:1 coloured mix of sand and cement. This work was enough to ensure the roof remains watertight for years to come.

  • Replacement Fascias, Soffits & Bargeboards, Waterbeach

    Replacement Fascias, Soffits & Bargeboards, Waterbeach

    Here we stripped off the ridge tiles along with fascias, soffits and barge boards. It was necessary to replace all timber work with new white UPVC on fascias, soffits and barge boards and to supply and fit new black half-round gutter and down pipes. We finally replaced all the ridge and verge tiles disturbed, making up the deficiency with similar to match.

  • GRP Valley Sheet Installation, Cherry Hinton – Cambridge

    GRP Valley Sheet Installation, Cherry Hinton – Cambridge

    The works required removing the damaged roof valley and replacing it with a new glass reinforced plastic valley sheet system. We then made good all the existing tiles using a 4:1 coloured sand and cement mix.

  • Multiple Dormer & Pitch Roof Conversions, Ely

    Multiple Dormer & Pitch Roof Conversions, Ely

    After processing the plans and administering the planning permissions and building regulations we commenced with the conversion. Using re-claimed or used tiles to blend with the existing coloration of the roof helped retain the character and charm of the property.

  • Flat to Pitch Garage Roof Conversion, Cambridge

    Flat to Pitch Garage Roof Conversion, Cambridge

    The clients property was suffering from a dated and tire look from continuous and disjointed extended construction.The client requested a re-vamp that include transforming the porch and garage flat roofs into pitched roofs as well as repainting the property. The outcome can be viewed from the pictures and this transformation really speaks for itself and unsurprisingly these Cambridge roofing clients were delighted with their new looking home.

  • Roof Window Replacement, Girton

    Roof Window Replacement, Girton

    The client requested the replacement of old disused wooden roof windows with beautiful velux skylights whilst repairing the surrounding leaking lead flashing.

  • Loft Conversion, Fullborn

    Loft Conversion, Fullborn

    A new felt dormer was constructed whilst the remaining slate roof was replaced with a complete renovation of the chimney stacks. Once planning permission and building regulations were approved, the property was revolutionised into a spacious three-storey Fulbourn home after just eight weeks of work. The work we completed transformed the living space for the clients with the additional space of en suite bedrooms and bathrooms to keep up the with the demands of contemporary living.

  • Porch & Garage Roof Conversion, New market

    Porch & Garage Roof Conversion, New market

    This particular project was a real collaboration with the client from start to finish. We were involved at the outset, from the first ideas stage all the way through to completion. The general look and feel of the house was transformed using white soffits and UPVC fascias with deep-flow, half-round white gutters and Redland Grovebury smooth coloured tiles.

  • Flat to Pitch Roof Conversion, Cambridge

    Flat to Pitch Roof Conversion, Cambridge

    This 70’s flat roof was totally transformed by converting the flat roof to a pitched roof vastly improving the ‘kerb appeal’ of the property whilst retaining is period charm. To ensure maximum durability, all timber was converted to plain vertical hanging tile or white UPVC. Simultaneously, the front extension was completed.