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Are slates expensive compared to other roofing materials?

Yes, slates are considered a premium roofing material and can be more expensive than other options like single lap clay and concrete tiles. However, their long lifespan and classic appeal make them a valuable investment for some homeowners. At West Country Tiling, we specialise in working with a variety of […]

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What is the importance of proper roof tile installation?

Proper roof tile installation is crucial for creating a weather-resistant barrier to protect your home from rain, snow, wind, and other environmental elements. Proper installation of roof tiles includes insulation and ventilation, contributing to the energy efficiency of your home. When tiles that are installed correctly, they are more likely […]

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Can I add insulation to roofs on listed buildings?

Adding roof insulation to a listed building must be approached with care to avoid altering the building’s appearance. Any insulation work will likely require approval from the local planning authority to ensure it meets conservation standards. Please contact us if you have a listed building roofing project that requires a […]

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Do slates come in different colours and sizes?

Stone slates and natural slates come in various natural colours, including shades of black, grey, green, red, and purple. Additionally, they can be cut into different sizes and shapes to suit the architectural style of the building.

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Can I install slate roof tiles on my own?

Slate roof tile installation requires specialised skills and knowledge. It is generally not recommended as a DIY project. Professional roofers like West County Tiling have vast experience in working with slate tiles, and are able to handle the installation correctly. Please contact us to determine if natural slate or stone […]

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How do I find a suitable contractor for roofing work on a listed building?

When hiring a contractor for roofing work on a listed building, it is essential to choose a company experienced in working with historic structures. Look for contractors with a proven track record in conservation and restoration projects, such as West Country Tiling, we are registered National Heritage Roofing Contractors. Please […]

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What are the benefits of installing clay roof tiles?

Clay roof tiles offer durability and longevity, they can withstand harsh weather conditions. Clay tiles are also fire-resistant, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly and only require low maintenance. Clay roof tiles are available in a variety of shapes, colours and textures, allowing you to create a visually appealing roof. However, it […]

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