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 late 1800s. The stone slate gable ended roofs are in desperate need of repair, as are the 60 stone mullioned windows.

The re-roof this beautiful historical building will take a team of four expert roofers, led by one of our Master Craftsmen, 18 months to complete. 

Work to be carried out

The first step on a project of this size is to erect full canopy scaffolding, we will use a member of the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) to carry out this task.

Once the scaffold and water tight canopy are in place, we will strip the stone slates, before insulating the roof using sustainable wood fibre and bat friendly Steico insulation, purchased from the helpful team at Mike Wye.

When re-roofing this manor house, we will use a mix of new and salvaged slates. On all our historical re-roofs, we always salvage as much of the original slate as possible, and colour match any new slates. Over time the two will blend, producing the wonderful traditional patina of stone slate.

Example of stone slate re-roof
Example of a completed stone slate re-roof

One member of our team will be solely dedicated to redecorating the opening casement windows, all 60 of them! We will also carry out repairs to the lead downpipes and guttering.

Why use West Country Tiling

Our team of highly trained and experienced roofer specialise in re-roofing historical properties. We are experts in working with stone slate, natural slate, plain tiling, and leadwork.

If you require an expert team to re-roof your manor house or historically significant building, please get in touch on 01373 462224 or by emailing us at info@westcountrytiling.com