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Tile Roofs in Plymouth

Tile roof

To have a roof that is practical, durable and looks the part is becoming more and more of a feature nowadays.

Tile choices are:
  • Vinyl roof tiles
  • Concrete roof tiles
  • Clay roof tiles
The plus factors of using a roof tile are:
  • Long durable life
  • Weather resistant
  • Available in a choice of sizes & colours
  • Energy efficient
  • Low in maintenance
How much is a new roof?

It can be a worrying time knowing you need a replacement roof for your property. It’s no small task and if you’re planning to stay in the house it will be with you for the rest of your life. You need to obtain a price but you’re unsure how much you should be paying. It’s always prudent to get a few quotations so as you can compare them.

We will aim to explain the procedure so as to ease your mind and make things a little easier for you to understand.

  • What work is carried out with the roof
  • How will it be planned
  • What happens if it rains
  • How long will it take
  • How much will it cost
The Planning Program

As you well know that every roof is different but most common is a 3-bedroom house of average size and shape consisting of an up and over roof design of approximately 65 to 70 square metres have a concrete black or brown tile.

Day 1 – Erect all necessary scaffolding, arrange for a skip to be delivered and all materials are delivered to the project and stored as necessary.

Tiled roof

Day 2 – Strip roof of all existing tiles, battens and under felt and clear away to the skip. Salvage any usable tiles before discarding and store these to one side. Fit a new breathable felt system with new roofing battens so as to ensure the property is watertight.

Day 3 – Jenny wheel lift all tiles onto scaffolding and set out. Lay all roofing tiles and fix. Lay cloaking boards or cement boards to the gable ends and fix.

Day 4 – Cement ridge tiles or use a dry fix ridge, and cement gable tiles or use a dry fix cap. Clear all waste materials and debris and strike the scaffold.

In general an average up and over roof to a semi detached or terraced property can be completed in 2 to 3 days where a detached property will take 3 to 4 days due to the additional sand and cement work that may be necessary. This can be reduced if the dry fix system is used.

Other factors to consider if scaffolding is up:
  • Renewing guttering & rainwater goods
  • Renewing fascia boards, soffits and barge boards
  • Repairs to chimneys
  • Renewing torn and damaged lead work
  • Renewing or repairing cast iron soil pipes
Thing to consider when obtaining costs for a new roof:
  • Size of tile
  • Natural slates
  • Hips or valleys
Size of Tile

The size of tile can make a difference as small tiles will take considerably longer to lay and fix so will take longer and add extra days to the project.

Natural Slates

If you roof had natural slates and you wanted to replace it in natural slate be prepared to pay a lot more for this than a man made slate as natural slates are considerably more expensive. It is possible to use man made slate and save yourself a bundle of cash.

Natural slates
Hips & Valleys

Most roofs are a standard up and over design, if you have a more complex roof with hips and valleys in then be prepared to add an additional 2 to three days on the project depending on the complexity of the roof. This will inturn add to the cost of the roof.

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.

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.

We can help

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.

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
Why Choose Us
  • Why Choose Us
    Why Choose Us?
    We are big enough to take on any challenge yet are small enough to provide a personal service. We give a reliable service that is cost effective without sacrificing quality.
  • Our Experience
    Our Experience
    Our team specialise in a first class finish. We only employ highly skilled professionals who have ample training and experience in their specialist fields. We are extremely proud of our reputation of timely, tidy, respectful, and focused employees.
  • How We Work
    How We Work
    We support you from start to finish, focusing on providing the best value for money we analyse your requirements, provide you with the options available to you and work to your needs and budget without forfeiting quality and sustainability.