199 Roofing Estimates in 3 days!!I was asked by a large Housing association to cost roofing and roofline works recently; they had sent 20 jobs through to cost.The catch was it all needed to be at their office by noon on 9th April.Thats ok... I've got a bit of time, we are flat out with school work at the moment, so I will just have to fit it in when I can.On reading the spec sheets, the works estimated for did not add up, so I rang the office and spoke our TRC office manager Tracey.She made some enquiries at the client and rang me back.
This week we have started on our school roofing works repair list.Over 10 schools have booked our services, some since the beginning of the year to undertake works during the easter break.The biggest works are to clean and repair all guttering at Reading School.This will involve 2 cherry pickers and 6 men to quickly carry out the works in our time slot.
Tilehurst Roofing have added a new charity to our list of groups we will help this year.As we carry out a lot of works for Guide Dogs for the Blind at their headquarters in Burghfield.We saw all the lead work and cost thats involved training one of their dogs.We have chosen to help support 'Hudson' a Labrador puppy and hope he can grow into a fully trained guide dog.
Members of our Tilehurst Roofing office team attended a seminar held at The Hunt House, Paulerspury.The seminar focused on maintaining early Rolls Royce cars.We were shown round the house and museum, which provides a safe home for the huge volume of archive materials accumulated by the motor division of Rolls Royce.Henry Royce not only perfected the "best car in the world" but many other items including electrical operating machinery and even cranes.Emphasis is given to the encouragement of apprentices and young engineers and the promotion of careers in science, technology engineering and mathematics.Tilehurst Roofing are donating funds to help the foundation in their good work.This country has very few apprentices in this field, and as Henry Royce proved in his cars, we can still be a force to be reckoned with on the world market.
Tilehurst Roofing have expanded.Due to this years increase of contracts and our expansion into different areas of works i.e asbestos removal, G.R.P, liquid rubber and building works we have increased the size of our yards in Reading, and now have taken on two further units in Newbury.The Newbury expansion was required due to the large amount of works being carried out in Thatcham, Speen and Newbury, including the surrounding area.With our expansion comes the availability to help more customers with the addition of our new showroom and offices in the centre of the Tilehurst Village.The office now has an additional member of staff Alisha has joined the team to cope with the enquiries, joining Tracey and Caroline.Just need the weather to get some work done...
I attended the Remembrance Service at the Tilehurst Triangle on Sunday, this time without the tribute bikes.Due to the larger crowds attending the service over the years, theres no room for the bikes and displays, health & safety stuff.It is also encouraging to see a lot of younger people attending the service.After the service, a parade was led off by the Royal British legion to their Head quarters in Downing Road.We were blessed with a warm sunny day for the mornings events.Lets hope we have it a little bit longer before the snow comes.
The Tilehurst Roofing team attended the Roofing Federations conference and show in Coventry last week.New technologies - New Products - New IdeasThere were many new ideas, company's and products on show.Most were based on Eco products, heat saving and ways to save energy.There are to be further increases in mechanical fixings on roof works, especially in the new build sector, and now also in refurbishment works as well.Climate change driving home maintenanceWith all the lectures I attended, the most interesting was from a lecturer with a PhD in water drainage and associated drainage flow modelling. He states the weather has now shifted towards more heavy prolonged rain.This is starting to make the standard guttering's prone to overflow, with the standard systems overflowing at least twice a year.This matches our own experience where we have also seen a big rise in estimates required for new higher capacity guttering systems.The other good idea I found is a product that insulates on top of the rafters, and is also a breathable underlay.I will find out more on this product, and report on my findings.Caroline Scheel
After taking intensive training courses on the handling of asbestos, and its safe disposal, at Tilehurst Roofing we are now fully qualified to remove and dispose of grey asbestos.Visit our specialist page to find out more about how we can help with the safe removal and disposal of asbestos roofs, soffits and other structures.
Tilehurst Roofing has expanded, opening a new Head Office and Showroom in the heart of Tilehurst village at 109B, School Road, Tilehurst, RG31 5BH.After an increase in demand for a different flat roof covering, we have now on display the new Rapid Roof seamless rubber system, alongside the high performance GRP roofing system.Both are ideal for new flat roofs or replacement flat roofing projectsBoth roof coverings are on display at the Tilehurst Showroom - come -see for yourself and talk to us about the best flat roofing solution for your needs.Please call in to take a look for yourself at the new products, and to discuss any other roof problems you may need help with.