Vicarage Gardens, Scunthorpe

BACKGROUND

Vicarage Gardens is a large, detached residential property in Scunthorpe. This Tudor style house was built in 1932, and the homeowner retained the original house drawings from that period.

The homeowner commissioned Ashbridge Roofing to deliver a full tiled re-roof, covering an area of 156msq, because, at 86 years old, it had reached the end of its natural life-span. While there were no immediate problems with the roof, the owner recognised that prevention was better than leaving the old roof on.

From start to completion, the project took just two weeks.

CHALLENGE

With no clear specification from the customer, we were required to understand exactly what he wanted to be able to meet his expectations, and budget.

We were able to guide our customer through the different options available to him, through styles and materials, so he had could make the right decision at the right price.

Our priority was to install a roof which retained the original look and style of the house, matching colours to the existing roof and removing a redundant chimney, all whilst the homeowner remained at home.

SOLUTIONS

After consultation with the customer, we delivered a full reroofing project, including replacement of the main roof, a rear bay window, side chimney base and entrance canopy.

The work also involved the removal of a chimney and installing braces over the remaining hole, grinding out cement and repointing of brickwork with cement.

A Redland’s interlocking DuoPlain tile was selected as the material of choice to match the colour and style of the original roof. As DuoPlain tiles are less labour intensive to lay, we were able to reduce costs for the customer.

By ensuring the property was left in a waterproof condition, the homeowner was able to stay in his home throughout the duration of the project, reducing the disruption to him and his family.

Project

Reroof of domestic property on Vicarage Gardens, Scunthorpe

Customer

Edwin Eddy

Area/size of roof

156m²

Roof material

Tiles

Applied products
  • Redland DuoPlain concrete plain tiles
  • Proctor Roofshield breathable underlay
  • Redland Universal Dry-fix ridge and Dry-fix hip
Project duration

Two weeks

Employees working on project

Four, including two apprentices

I am really pleased with the job and impressed with the lads. They did exactly what they said they would. The Ashbridge people were brilliant, the job was done on time and in budget. Overall I was really impressed.
Edwin Eddy, Home owner
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