Laying a traditional roof is a modern, demanding and continually challenging craft. It requires dedication, stamina and receptiveness to new ideas and techniques.
These days a traditional roof benefits from centuries of knowledge, experience and skills handed down through the generations to our current construction specialists.
A traditional roof is essentially made out of natural raw materials found in the earth.
To maintain the character of an old building or to bring an air of quality to a modern construction are some of the main reasons why traditional roofing is popular. With durability beyond compare, clay tiles and natural slate can last over a century, whilst copper and lead can last longer than the building itself.
The beauty of a traditional roof would win the heart of anyone who just loves quality. Natural materials will add value, character and warmth to your property. The slates will radiate an uneven colour tone appearing dappled – with dark depths and light translucence mingled effectively reflecting weather conditions.
Natural materials are more versatile than synthetic and enhance the natural beauty of an older building.
Natural slates make a beautiful roof covering as they emanate soft, deep muted shades of nature. Heather, sand, moss, and graphite are some of the choices available depending on which quarries they are taken from. Long-lasting slate is worth the investment and will enhance the appearance of your house over many decades. Slates can be laid in a number of different ways and we can adapt this to suit your overall look.
Copper roofing is flexible and due to the way in which it shines, will offer a very attractive roof cover for use in valleys and hips. It will endure idefinitely and will add value and interest to your property.
Lead is a good alternative either as full roof cover or for complementing slate and tile roofing in special areas. The silvery grey lead roof is often seen on churches and is a graceful and classic adornment for your property.