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Slate Roofs in Plymouth

Slate roof

There are a number of different slates on the market today for sale ranging from natural slates to man made technology. Man made materials and techniques have changed over time and improved. Here at Acorn Roofing Solutions (ARS) have learned to move with the times and always keep our fitter technicians trained and up to date with the latest changes that occur ensuring their installation work is first class.

Types of Slate:
  • Fibrous cement slate
  • Garsdale slate
  • Rivendale slate
  • Thrutone slate
  • Birkdale slate
  • Spanish natural slate
  • Spanish Contessa natural slate
  • Canandian Glendyne natural slate
  • Welsh Penrhyn natural slate
Fibrous cement slate

By far these are the best value for money slates there is on the market. The only fibre cement manufactured in the UK is from Marley Eternit. They achieve an A plus rating awarded by the BRE green guide meaning they have a very low impact on the environment.

Garsdale Slate

This slate is most suited for developments where an appealing texture is required as this slate has a square edge, a textured surface and a very aesthetic look.

Rivendale Slate

This slate has a fine textured surface with dressed edges giving it a superb aesthetic look very much like a natural slate and when fitted to your roof it will lift the look to a natural slate finish.

Thrutone Slate

This slate has a square edge and a smooth surface. It has the looks to die for but stays at a realistic cost. It is ideal for low pitch roofs that have roofing joists at 4 meters or less. It can be fitted to a 15-degree pitch roof using hook method fixings.

Birkdale Slate

This slate is ideal for low pitch roofs that have roofing joists at 6 meters or less. It can be fitted to a 15-degree pitch roof using hook method fixings. It has a smooth surface.

Birkdale Slate
Spanish Natural Slate

This is a natural slate usually grey in colour with a smooth natural matt finish. As natural slates goes it is quite consistent in size, shape and thickness throughout its length.

Spanish Contessa Natural Slate

This is a natural slate quarried and shipped from Spain. It has a naturally textured edge, surface and is long lasting offering a very attractive looking roof.

Canadian Glendyne Natural Slate

This is a natural slate quarried in Qubek Canada. It is strong, long lasting and consistent in size, shape and thickness. It has a Blue/grey colour figuration similar to British natural slate.

Welsh Penrhyn Natural Slate

This is a natural slate with exceptional qualities. It has a lifespan of over 100-years, it has a fabulous aesthetic look and will not fade in colour as time passes. It is used and sought after by many people for use in the private sector and listed buildings.

The Natural Beauty of Slates

Natural slates somehow just ooze beauty as a traditional roof covering material. It is naturally resistant to pollution and weathering conditions making it the perfect long lasting roofing choice. They are durable with 100 year plus lifespan and will add external appeal and character to any home look.

Slate roof
Traditional Slate Roof Coverings

A slate roof is very common to see across the entire country of the UK. Its very durable and attractive. It is fitted tightly packed together like cards each supporting one another. If one becomes cracked or split and slips it can soon have a knock on effect on others in the pack.

We can help

If you have an issue or are worried about problem, please contact Acorn Roofing Solutions (ARS) and a member of our team will be happy to help or advise you, book a free survey and pop out and take a look to ease your mind. CALL – Acorn Roofing Solutions (ARS) now on 01752 201077

We will make an appointment and one of our surveyors will pop round to see you, survey the project, have a chat and give you some free advice. Our team is dedicated in listening to what you have to say and accommodating your every need. We will advice on what we think be best and never recommend doing any more than is required or necessary. We also we attempt a solution that stays within a budget you may have.

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Our professional team of qualified tradesmen carries out all our work to the highest standard causing you as minimal disruption as possible to your day-to-day life and always leaves the job clean and tidy on a daily basis. We have a Public liability of £10 million pound that can be viewed on request. We have skilled tradesmen technicians in all forms of Carpentry, Roofing, lead work and lead welding.

As time passes your roof gets older and as with everything in life problems occur
  • Materials break down and crack
  • Mortar cracks and falls out
  • Lead work can split and loose its shape
  • Tiles or slates can crack, become loose and slip
  • Timber can rot
  • Water penetration into your loft space
So whom can you trust to put these defects right?

Only too many times have I seen poor workmanship and incorrect installations from bad advice. Be certain you have the correct advice and information from an approved contractor so as your roof gets the attention it needs at the right price.

Here at Acorn Roofing Solutions (ARS) can help you on any roof related item from a slipped slate to a full complex roof or new build you can count on us to assist you with professional unbiased advice to get you on the right track. Our surveys and staff have gained their knowledge and knowhow from being in the industry for over 20 years and their experience is second to none. What we quote is what you pay, nothing more.

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Choosing the correct flat roof system for you

With so many different flat roofing systems out there on the market it can be a daunting choice deciding which one to go for. We can help you with this depending on your location and building design we will recommend the best system for your requirements and to suit your budget.

We can offer you:
  • A long life span roof
  • A short term maintenance fix
  • A good looking coloured roof
  • A structural calculated roof to build on to
  • A roof that will add value to your property
  • A low maintenance roof

It has proven itself for over 40 years as it was first used early 1960 and since then its presence in the low sloping, flat roof and commercial sector has increased by approximately 33%.

Please feel free to contact us for help or advice
Call today

If you are interested in booking a survey for any of our services or just a roof safety check, please contact Acorn Roofing Solutions (ARS) and a member of our team will be happy to help or advise you.

CALL – Acorn Roofing Solutions (ARS) now on 01752 201077

All Our Services
  • Tiling
  • Slating
  • Felting flat roofs
  • Lead work
  • Lead flat roofing
  • GRP fibreglass flat roofs
  • Rainwater goods (Guttering & downpipes)
  • PVC Fascia, soffit, & barge boards
  • Velux roof windows
  • Fakro roof windows
  • Sky lights
  • Sun tunnels
  • Loft conversions
  • Loft ladders
  • Green roofs
  • Liquid applied roofing
  • Solar PV installations
  • Chimney rebuilds & repairs
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    Why Choose Us?
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    Our Experience
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