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Re-Roofing Garden Sheds for the Long Haul

Re-Roofing Garden Sheds for the Long Haul

So what is it with us Brits and our relationship with sheds? Big ones, small ones, tall ones and long ones.  Since Christmas we have re-furbished and rebuilt a dozen or so of these timber buildings.  Re-roofing garden sheds for our customers; we've seen just about everything from the typical potting shed to a hobby room, to a gym and a boot sale storage area.

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Reading School Spring Fayre

The Spring Fayre returns to Reading School, Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LW on Saturday 12th May 2018 between 12 - 3.30pm. They are featuring the car show again this year but are anticipating it to be bigger and better than last years turn out so should be worth a viewing.

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Flat Roofs in Decline

Flat Roofs in Decline

One thing I have noticed in my 35 years plus in the roofing game is the decline of the traditional felt, flat roofs. Back in the day, my work consisted of 90% of felt roofs.  It seemed like every Saturday was a new felt roof to lay to a new extension build, and best of all for us, it was do the job and go.

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Condensation Issues

Condensation Issues

Its that time of year again!  Autumn is here, and with it a whole host of typically seasonal problems that affect our customers' houses. At Tilehurst Roofing Contractors we are experiencing an increase in seasonal enquiries and have already been called out to deal with ‘damp’ areas, that have appeared recently on upstairs bedroom ceilings.

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Best Practice with UPVC Cappit Systems

Best Practice with UPVC Cappit Systems

Ensuring a Solid Foundation Base for Fitting Recently Tilehurst Roofing Contractors were called to attend a property in Tilehurst which had lost its fascia and barge boards in recent high winds.  On attending the site, we spotted that a new u.p.v.c Cappit system had been pinned onto rotten timber fascia. The gutter was screwed into the Cappit system.  Just the slight wind had lifted the fascia and guttering causing it to fall.

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Another Summer Over!

Another Summer Over!

Summers definitely over and autumn always marks the end to our school summer holiday roofing works.  As usual Tilehurst Roofing have been busy and under pressure to complete a series of roofing works to various schools in Reading and the surrounding areas. Works were varied this year, everything from a few days carrying out tile repairs to 6 weeks re-roofing 2 cottages in a schools grounds.

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Rogue Traders?  Roofline Replacement Done Properly #2

Rogue Traders? Roofline Replacement Done Properly #2

In our last blog post we detailed how an elderly gentleman had nearly fallen for scare tactics by rogue traders to sell him the idea of a roofline replacement - soffitts and guttering work basically.  Luckily, we were alerted to the scam by a friend and we were able to both remedy the shoddy work already done and also complete the roofing job safely and with a significant cost saving over what the client had originally been quoted by the scammers. What Happened Next Within 3 hours of an elderly couple falling for a typical rogue trader scam, Tilehurst Roofing Contractors had erected a full scaffolding and made watertight the damaged roof and fascia boards.

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Be Aware – Rogue Traders

Be Aware – Rogue Traders

I was really concerned when I recently received a call from an old friend, who explained to me that his elderly father had just informed him that he was having roofing works that comprised a simple roofline replacement being carried out.  This had come as a shock as he and his brothers were not informed about these proposed works. Overcharged for a Standard Roofline Replacement A £2000.00 deposit had been handed over to the "rogue roofers" as a down-payment on a £6000.00 estimate for roofing repairs.  I asked what the works entailed and was told soffits and fascias.  The property was a 3 bed semi so we knew that the cost was 3 times higher than it should have been because we have carried out many roofline replacements on the same estate recently.

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Converting an ugly outbuilding to an attractive secure garage

Converting an ugly outbuilding to an attractive secure garage

We were recently asked to convert a disused concrete block outbuilding into a secure dry garage area.  The customer wanted the building to look rustic as it could be seen from the main house. As we like a challenge at Tilehurst Roofing we proposed a specification and proceeded to carry out the works.

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Tilehurst Roofing Contractors Classic Car Collection – Update

In a previous post, I told the story of my love of the Capri - a love which led me to start collecting these fantastic cars.  For someone like me, they were a total aspirational symbol of  70s and 80s cool! But actually my love for cars doesn't just stop at the Ford Capri, I am lucky enough to have collected some other iconic pieces of automotive joy.  Here is their storyRolls Royce – Silver Seraph – 1998 – Nickname ‘Roger’Only 1500 or so of these crossover Rolls Royce cars were produced, between 1998 and 2002.The car although a Rolls Royce was developed with BMW, and uses the BMW 7 series engine and other components.Die hard Rolls Royce owners were horrified by the possible BMW take over, and the cars did not sell.With VW and BMW fighting over the Rolls Royce company, and later the RR logo this was a tough time for the Rolls Royce Company.Our Seraph is a special order. Blue over Silver, with matching interior.The usual high quality wood trim and very low miles, means this is a collectible car.With a limited production run, values are on the increase on this model in this specification. Beach Buggy 1965 – Nickname ‘ Dude’This little car was brought from a Beach buggy fan in Hayling Island.

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