• Lightweight Roof Slates – The Lowdown

    • Posted on: 31 March 2016
    • By: admin

    Slate has been mined in North Wales for several hundred years – indeed, Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda is the largest slate producing quarry in the world, though the oldest is Cilgwyn Quarry in the Nantlle Valley which dates from as far back as the 12th Century but has now, sadly closed. Slate is a popular material for roofing here in the UK and in many other parts of the world – it can be split into thin sheets to make tiles that are suitable for both roofs and floors.

  • Garage Roof Problems?

    • Posted on: 30 March 2016
    • By: admin

    Most garages here in the UK have a flat roof – it’s functional and cost effective and much easier to install than a pitched roof. Flat roofs are usually considered to be a low-maintenance option because there are no slopes and valleys, making it easier to maintain than a pitched roof. However, flat roofs do have their disadvantages as I’m sure you will already know if you have a garage with a flat roof.

  • Cleaning your Gutters and Downpipes

    • Posted on: 29 March 2016
    • By: admin

    The guttering system and downpipes on the exterior of your home are there to do a very important job – they channel the rainwater from the roof (which is a very large surface so it collects a lot of rain) to where it can drain away from the house.  This prevents the sidings, windows, doors and foundations from getting damaged by water and helps to prevent flooded cellars or basements.  Like any other equipment that we use, your guttering system will only work effectively if it’s maintained and kept in good working order.