Author: Irulan

Bat friendly breathable roof membrane

Bat friendly breathable roof membrane

When working on roof restoration and refurbishment on historical buildings, we often encounter bats living in the roof spaces. Once bats are found to be roosting in your property, there are many rules and regulations that must be followed to ensure they are still able to access the roof cavity, […]

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Sand-cast lead roof

Is sand-cast lead making an endangered craft?

We have been producing our own sand-cast lead since 2007 using our partially automated 7-metre-long casting table. Our casting methods allow us to accurately control the final thickness and uniformity of the lead, so that Code 6 to Code 10 are available to us. When working on a roofing restoration […]

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Nail sickness repair to Hornblotton Church - West Country Tiling

Repairing nail sickness damage – St Peter’s Church, Hornblotton

We recently completed the reroofing of the nave at St Peter’s Church at Hornblotton in Somerset. This Grade I listed building is of Victorian design, built in 1872-74, replacing an earlier church located at this site that fell into disrepair. St Peter’s Church is of significant historical interest, due the […]

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St Mary's Church

Deciding between a roof repair or a reroof

The team at West Country Tiling are often contacted by clients who need guidance on whether to reroof or repair their roof if they have a leak. The first thing that must be ascertained is what is causing the water ingress.  What to look for when your roof is leaking […]

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Natural slate roof before PV slates are fitted

PV Slate Roof

The team at West Country Tilling are fitting their first photovoltaic (PV) slate roof. These are not the usual solar panels you see going up all over the place, these actually look like slates. As with all the roofing projects West Country Tiling undertake, we are very particular about the […]

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Conservatory conversion

Conservatory Conversion

If your conservatory is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, we can solve this by replacing the glazed roof with a solid roof using a light weight polymer slate. By replacing glass with a solid roof, your conservatory can be transformed into a usable space […]

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Roofing project

Pre-planning your roofing project

With lead times in the roofing industry at an all-time high, you will need to pre-plan before embarking on any new roofing project. This is because of the global supply issues affecting lead times on all roofing materials. Some current lead times in the UK roofing industry are standing at […]

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Lead Sand Casting

At West Country Tiling we manufacture our own lead for use on most of our restoration projects. This allows us to produce superior lead with good flexibility. One of the most impressive of these projects was Tyntesfield House, a National Trust property in North Somerset. The History of Lead Lead […]

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Polyurethane foam

Why we do not recommend polyurethane foam

There are companies currently cold-calling home owners and frightening them into using a product call polyurethane foam. They prey on the peoples worries about roof leaks by promoting their product as a cure for all roof problems, as well as providing insulation. The truth is that this polyurethane foam will […]

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Chimney stack

Roof leaks

As is often the case, we kick off a new year with plenty of foul weather. With driving rain and ferocious winds come leaking roofs. We closed the business for just four days over the Christmas break, and 90% of the messages left while we were away and the calls […]

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