As is usual at Easter time Tilehurst Roofing Contractors are booked in to repair various school roofs. Its a time of year we do find ourselves in high demand from local schools for this type of roofing maintenance - the pupils are on holiday and the weather is usually kind. This year with Easter being late, we could only fit in 3 schools. 2 long term customers, Queen Anne's, Reading School and a new customer Bradfield CE Primary School.
I thought it would be interesting to share a little bit of history about Tilehurst Roofing Contractors, how the company evolved and how we developed our logo into what it is now. Tilehurst Felt Roofing was formed by Gordon Sims in the middle sixties. As Gordon was living in Tilehurst, and the company carried out felt roofing, the company was called Tilehurst Felt Roofing, simple as that.
With all the health & safety surrounding asbestos and the removal of asbestos items, I was very surprised to be asked to remove an asbestos water tank. With all my years in the building trade, and experience in safely handling asbestos, I have never seen or heard of an asbestos water tank.
Recently we carried out roof repairs and lead replacement works to a beautiful old church in the middle of the woods in Berkshire. The roof had obviously been replaced some time in the past, but what amazed me were the original rafters to the main roof.