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  1. Do you know any good suppliers for Spanish slate? Appreciate the feedback C
  2. Hey all, Wondering what slate size I should go for on this build and how many slate and half should I be estimating. I had in mind 200 slate and half 235sqm roof area for slating 500 x 250 4845 600 x 300 3135 Thanks C
  3. Hi, I’m looking for some advice please. We have had our roof re-slated and this is how they have done the turret. We are worried that water can seep in as the slates don’t seem very flush. The scaffolding is still up so we could push them to fix it, but they are saying that it’s normal and to do with the slope of the turret. Would be good to have an expert opinion on if it’s ok to leave like this?
  4. So I did a full reroof recently. The damage we were getting was back so we decided to go with the only company operating during lockdown... this is a picture of the back of the house. There is a slope between the joint that they put to separate my house and my neighbours and the slates don’t sit flat on top of each other. More noticeable is the slates around the Velux window. I didn’t give it any importance initially but it just Doesn’t sit right with me. Should I call the roofer back?
  5. Hi Just attempting to fix our GSE integrated landscape trays onto the roof, we have a traditional diminishing slate roof at a 30 deg pitch. The provided aluminium side flashings for the tray are 150mm wide, and come in lengths that match the side length of the GSE tray. Which begs the question, how do you nail the slates on without puncturing the wide flashing? Most images I have found show the slates going within about 20-30-mm of the tray edge. To keep the bonding of the slates means using a slate then a half slate, but that would mean nailing through the aluminium flashing. Before I go ahead and fix all fourteen trays I thought it prudent to ask those with more experience than me! First dry day in a few and thwarted....
  6. We have an old cottage in Scotland which has Welsh slate and sarking boards but no membrane under the tiles. A few of the slates are tired and failing. Despite all the woodwork seeming sound underneath we have always assumed we need to reslate with membrane under. As funds are tight I am questioning if it actually needs doing and instead just tidy the slates and replace individual tiles as needed? Thanks.
  7. Hi everyone as you you will guess I am new to this forum and any replies will be appreciated. My query is this. We have a semi-detached house with rosemary tiles that we are replacing with slate. We have an abutment to the left hand side made of stone (sits on bricks just below the surface of the roof so the only part that I can abut anything to is stone I planned on using one of the grp secret gutters then lay a lead alternative flashing on the edge of the stone over and into the grp gutter what do people think? From looking around it would seem that most other similar roofs the stones have been lifted off then rebedded onto the tiles/slates however the neighbours wont let us lift the stones have seen plans that state they own the stones so we're a bit stuck any suggestions!
  8. Does any one know where i could get 90 degree verge caps for a slate tiled roof, 90 degree 450mm ridge slates with scot verge hdv9 verge covers. Having trouble finding any to cover the ends and want to ensure the roof is fully protected from bats / birds as the roof is 7 metres high and 10metres high at the other end due to fall away, hence want to make sure its fully sealed before the scaffold comes down. Some has suggested using slate tiles and cut them to fit and fill the cap area between scot verge and ridge slates - anyone done this before? Any help / suggestions welcomed.
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