Author: Irulan

Lead downpipes and hoppers

At West Country Tiling we offer so much more than roofing and roof refurbishment. There are many different elements that make up a roofing project, especially when working on the types of historical buildings that we specialise in. Replacement rainwater goods – lead downpipes and hoppers We were recently asked […]

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Quarr Abbey – Isle of White

Some of our expert team of roofers have taken up residence on the Isle of White, no not for a holiday, they are working on the roofs of the ancient catholic Quarr Abbey. History Quarr Abbey was founded in 1132, then closed in 1356 by order of King Henry VIII […]

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Ecclesiastical client testimonial

The team at West Country Tiling have worked on the restoration and reroofing of many church roofs in the South West of England. We specialise in ecclesiastical work and take great pride in the detailed and often complex historical work we undertake. In January 2021, we were approached by the […]

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Testimonials from private clients

The team at West Country Tiling work on many different types of roofs for our private clients, from a simple garage reroof, to the repair of an old roof in danger of collapsing. We spoke with some of our clients about their experiences with our team… Conservatory roof Tony from […]

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Tile Roof Coverings

Here at West Country Tiling, we have well over 30 years of experience in working with many different tile roof coverings on all types of buildings, from modern extensions to historical houses, flat roofs to pitched roofs, and everything else in between. If you’re based in the Southwest of England […]

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Slate Roof Coverings

With over 30 years of experience, the team at West Country Tiling have worked on various types of roofs, using different varieties of natural slate, on diverse buildings. From churches and historical buildings, to modern extensions and architectural masterpieces, we have roofed them all. We are based in the Southwest […]

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How to obtain a building regulation compliance certificate for your roof

In 2010 the UK Government Building Regulations applied the re-roofing of any domestic property to its Compliance Certificate requirements. When contracting roofing work on your home, in most circumstances you will require a Building Regulation Compliance Certificate. Planning Permission may also be required, depending on the location and scope of […]

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How to find a reliable and trustworthy roofer

Good question! I’ve been in this business for over thirty years and things have changed somewhat. The Yellow Pages book is out, and trade comparison websites are in. But can you really trust all those “accredited” roofers out there? Well, in my opinion, not really. So, how can you find […]

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The importance of planning

When working on listed buildings of historical importance, meticulous planning is vital. When we strip a slate or clay tile roof, we try to salvage as many tiles as possible and reuse them. Which means that until we have physically removed the tiles or slates, we don’t know the exact […]

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How to attract young people to the roofing profession?

This is question we have often asked ourselves, and over the years we have tried our best to attract young people to work as part of our industry. Here at West Country Tiling we take on young people as apprentices aged between 16 and 19. They are usually young men […]

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