Hazel Grove: Up and Over Re-Roof

One of the more recent jobs for the Pinnacle Roof and Build team was an up-and-over re-roofing project for a house in Hazel Grove.

This project posed both a challenge and a shining example of the level of craftsmanship our team are experts in providing. Our team is seeing plenty of this type of roof project, and our initial viewing of the property presented a problem common in older housing developments today.

Inspection

Upon our inspection of the property, we noticed from the exterior that the roof contained a fair amount of broken tiles on the roof. In the stormy Manchester and Stockport area, it is not uncommon to see many tiles come loose with harsher weather months.

However, upon inspection of the loft interior, we discovered that the roof had no breathable membrane and no identifiable loft insulation. That meant that any heating provided by the boiler within the house was escaping through the roof, resulting in costly heating and electricity bills literally going through the roof.

With the winter weather beginning to make an appearance, this project needed to move fast.

Work

With the weather already starting to take effect and safety a concern, our team set up a secure scaffolding system to be able to access the roof area safely. The old and fractured Rosemary Clay tiles were carefully removed from the roof, as their fragile state made the work more hazardous.

As a standard Pinnacle Roof and Build procedure, we fully insulated the loft space with loft roll insulation with a base layer of 100mm and a top layer of 200mm. Once fully insulated to this level, we installed fascia vents and felt support trays to the eaves as an entry point for our eave-to-ridge ventilation system.

After covering the roof space with a new, breathable felt, our team went on to fix treated and graded battens to a set gauge. For loading of new tiles onto the roof, we brought a BUMPA tile hoist to the site as a safer loading mechanism that was quick to erect and get to work. The tiles chosen were an old favourite in Marley modern interlocking tiles in an Olde English red.

All tiles were laid and fixed with a 50mm aluminium clout nail and capped on the gable with single dry verge end caps. The chimney lead flashings were all renewed and complemented by a new gutter back welded on-site by our trusted and qualified lead man. The roof was finished with Marley segmental ridges to match the tiles, adding a dry-fix system so that any further maintenance would be minimal.

Upon finishing the main roof, our team removed all scaffolding structures and set about re-roofing the rear lower-level lean-to roof. Using the same Marley tiles and components with the same process, our team also fitted two Velux windows to the lean-to roof for better natural light to access the room below.

Conclusion

The entire project completed within just seven days with one builder and two apprentices. Our client was very happy with the result, helping them save on their heating during this time of year and have a fresh exterior look to their home. The client would also provide our company with a wonderful review on our website.

When you require a re-roofing project in the Greater Manchester area, contact our friendly team at Pinnacle Roof and Build.

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

Working in a high pressure law firm means we often don’t have time to turn our attention to the things that need doing to the building we work in.

Since we occupied our Cheadle offices back in 2017, we have have always had and issue with the flat roof at the back. Any time we have tried to resolve it, we have either been met with unreliable workmen, or extortionate quotes.

Once Brad joined BNI – and after hearing about all the fantastic work he had done for fellow members – we decided to call him in to quote. After attending the offices and providing a very reasonable and detailed quotation, we instructed Pinnacle Roof and Build to replace the flat roof at the office.

Brad and his team always turned up on the days and times stipulated – and if there was ever a change in the schedule, Brad would always let me know in advance.

It wasn’t the easiest of jobs, and Brad and his team were met with a lot of challenges – but despite this, the invoice at the end did not exceed the initial quote, and the works were still completed in time.

All in all, Pinnacle Roof and Build provided a first class service. They went above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to family, friends, and business associates.

Zara Reaz | Betesh Middleton – Cheadle

Alex and his team were professional throughout. They arrived on time, delivered the job with no hiccups and completed the job on the day they said they would.
Overall impressed with the work and the workmanship.

J Morris – Woodley.

We first reached out to pinnacle when our roof was leaking last winter which they temporarily repaired.
We then had them back in the spring to re-roof our entire house. Great work lads.

P Bolton – Woodley.

Very high standard of work, gave great advice and provided a second to none service!
Will be using again!

B Council – New Mills.

We decided to use pinnacle roof and build because I thought Brad was very easy to deal with and very knowledgeable about the work we needed doing.
Great company, great set of lads

S Myers – Gee Cross.

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