|Location:||Bewlay Street, York|
|Materials Used:||Reclaimed slates
Codes 3 and 5 lead,timber battens,
|Project Duration||6 weeks|
|Project overview:||A fairly straightforward re-roof, but the two dormers are the items of real note and interest here.
The smaller dormer at the front included the provision of code 5 lead cheeks to the sides of the dormer and replacement of the decorative timber barge board on the front along with new tongue-and-groove boarding to the top section of the dormer inclusive of all decoration. The aim was to refurbish the dormer whilst maintaining a traditional look to the front of the building.
The large dormer to the property’s rear was poorly designed and installed, and also not terribly attractive, so we suggested cedar cladding. The result speaks for itself. The stylish wooden cladding makes for a far more aesthetically pleasing feature; obviously we fixed the design flaws without too much difficulty at the same time. Incorrect dormer installation is a common error that we find, so it is always best to have competent contractors on such an important project.
Finally we installed a new Flag Soprema single ply roof to the rear dormer; we feel that this is the best option for efficacy and durability compared with many of the more common alternatives.