Location: The Mount, York, North Yorkshire
Materials Used: New Spanish Slates
Rolled lead sheet
Proctor Roofshield
JB Red battens.
Skills required: Traditional slating.
Diminishing course and random width slating.
Specialist lead work.
Lead welding.
Masonry work inclusive of lime mortar pointing
Project Duration: 6 Weeks
Project Description: GNR was engaged to replace the roof coverings on a block of commercial buildings on one of York’s busiest routes.
Two of the existing commercial units were being renovated and combined to form new restaurant premises, our work took place alongside this refurbishment.
Originally, the property had a covering of Westmorland Slates with various lead valleys and gutter details. Over time, the roof coverings had begun to fail and had reached the end of their useful life.
We were instructed to provide a new slate roof covering in random widths and diminishing courses. However, new Westmorland slates were restrictive in terms of cost. A quality Spanish Slate was therefore specified.
All of the slated roof elevations were stripped and recovered with new Spanish slates on counter battens and a new Proctor Roofshield membrane was installed.
All of the leadwork was replaced inclusive of valley linings, lead gutters, flashing’s to chimney stacks. All lead work was carried out in accordance with lead Sheet Association Guidelines.
Further, the chimney stacks and some of the external walls were re pointed in lime mortar as part of our contract