Author: Irulan

2022 roofing roundup

As we reach the end of another year at West Country Tiling, I like to look back and reflect on what we have achieved throughout the year. We have had another extremely busy and successful year, completing various historically significant and complex roofing projects. One such project was Quarr Abbey […]

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Women in roofing

According to Business Leader, 99% of the UK’s on-site construction workers are male. When 47% of all employed people are women, how has this gender gap been allowed to remain? Although we have female employees within our office staff, we do not currently have any female roofer. So, we are […]

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Widcombe Crescent in Bath

We recently completed the re-roof of a Georgian house on Widcombe Crescent in the historical city of Bath. Built in 1808, this terrace of 14 Georgian houses are designated as Grade I listed buildings. As with any listed property, they come with a host of protection orders, specific material requirements, […]

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Re-roof to Manor House

We have just started an exciting new project. The re-roof of a private manor house outside of Dorchester in Dorset. As with all our private projects, we cannot reveal the exact location. The Grade II* Listed manor house was built in the 17th century and underwent considerable alterations in the […]

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Supply issues in manufacturing

You can’t turn on the news these days without seeing more doom and gloom about the rising costs within the power industries causing major global supply issues. Add post COVID-19 pandemic recovery, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, supply disruptions and transportation bottlenecks, it’s no wonder inflation levels are going through the […]

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Installing Steico

When working on historically significant buildings, it is very important to choose the right modern materials for the project. We put a lot of thought into which materials we chose so that they compliment the structure rather than creating problems in the future. Most of the historic buildings that we […]

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How to find a Competent Roofer

Have you ever been let down by a roofer? Have you been left out of pocket and with a roof that is incomplete or leaks? We often have clients come to us after they have had a bad experience with a cowboy roofer who hasn’t done as promised. Competent Roofer […]

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Why can’t we find new employees in the roofing industry?

We need new roofing labourers to join our team. According to Reuters, the UK unemployment hits 48-year low and for the first time on record the number of people out of work was less than the job vacancies available. Is this why we can’t find new employees in the roofing […]

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The versatility of working with lead

The team at West Country Tiling have been working with lead since 1969 and manufacturing sand cast lead since 2007, resulting in us having sufficient experience to become experts in casting and working with lead. Lead is a versatile material that can be shaped into down pipes, hopper heads, box […]

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Church Roofs

Over the last 32 years we have worked on 100s of church roofs. Ecclesiastical work is our forte and our craftsmen have vast experience in working on all styles of church roofs using many different types of materials. Church roof styles We are about to start work on our smallest […]

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