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.
Following our success with the Tilehurst Roofing Contractors poppy appeal window display, the girls have now started on our Christmas display. We decided to use a Silver and Blue theme for our decorations this year just to keep it corporate. Caroline has spent many hours knitting hats for our ‘TRC Teds’ and our TRC Dude the Duck!
Some time ago Tilehurst Roofing Contractors had a flyer arrive on the doorstep telling us an event was being organised to ‘Turn Tilehurst Red for Remembrance Day, and that they were hoping to rally all businesses, residents, clubs etc in helping with the project, remembering the fallen from World War One on its hundredth anniversary. They wanted everyone to feature this for two weeks between 1st to 14th November.
Recently one of our previous customers rang the office to book in an appointment for a roof inspection. This is not unusual as we are lucky to have a big chunk of our business from returning customers. On pulling in the driveway, I noticed the garage roof, fascia and all the internals was completely burnt out. Speaking to the customer she pointed out some broken hanging tiles.
Schools Out… Here we go again! Sorry nothing to do with the Mamma Mia sequel! But at Tilehurst Roofing Contractors the summer school holidays are the only time in the calendar that we have both empty schools and weather to be able to do any kind of roofing maintenance on these important clients to us.
The TRC classic car collection does not show their cars too often as we are always busy with other hobbies. But Reading School asked us to show some of their cars at their fund raising Fayre on Saturday 12th May. Only too glad to oblige we took along a Escort RS Turbo series 2, and a Sierra Cosworth which we had literally only just acquired!