Grade II listed building roof replacement in Oxford

Heritage category
Grade II listed
List Entry Number: 1048481

Owning a Grade II listed building definitely has its perks, but when it comes time for roof replacement, things can get a little tricky. That’s because traditional roofing materials and techniques can be very damaging to these delicate structures. If you’re like most home owners, you probably don’t give much thought to your roof until there’s a problem. And even then, it can be tough to know what steps to take next. Luckily, we specialise in roof replacement for Grade II listed buildings, and this project in Oxford was one of the best.

Keay Roofing was proud to have been chosen to replace the roof on a Grade II listed building in Oxford. The old roof had seen better days, and the building’s owner was keen to have it fixed as soon as possible. We worked hard to get the job done quickly and efficiently making sure that all of the debris was cleared away properly. The finished product was a success – the new roof looked great and matched the rest of the building perfectly.

Proposed Works – Full main roof replacement

  • Scaffolding erection platform with access pulley for personal and materials
  • Includes all safety apparatus for pedestrian awareness and notification of signs and additional safety parameters. Strip existing roof to slop sections totalling 215 square metres back to bare rafter. Removal of all waste and clearance from site.
  • Employ specialist timber joiner to inspect the rafters and carry out any additional repairs based on unforeseen element.
  • Once rafters have been inspected treated and repaired, install a new breather membrane felt being Tyvek install 50 by 25 factory graded natural slate batten fixed with a lower head lap due to the low pitch of the slope roof. This will give a minimal of 100mm head lap per gage.
  • Install natural 20 by 10 slates with a 70 year guarantee finest quality fixed with copper nails.
  • Install lead flashing to all valleys in code 5 cutting slates to create open 100mm valley.
  • Install lead roll and lead flashing in code 5 lead for hips and ridges.
  • This will complete the pitched and sloped roof works.
  • Skips for waste removal.
  • This will be a signature 3-layer torches on system 25 year insurance back certification guarantee. The current surrounding valley gutters that are encapsulated with felt we recommend removing current felt or leaving in situe either doing overly system or strip back to bare board and relining with 3 layer torches on system fully encapsulating upto 56 square metres of felt covering around perimeter of sloped roof.
  • Upstanding termination of the felt drip edges will be covered with a 150 mm lead cover flashing which will be fixed and sealed over drip edge and into the brick work.
  • Masonry and parapet wall copping repairs.
  • Any brickwork repairs all with lime mortar mix.

End Result.

We’ve made some great updates to this project and as well as an aesthetic improvement, these updates have given this property a new lease of life. We love sharing these journeys so check out our video below, as well as before and after images showcasing what has been done to date.

If you are in need of a roof revamp or maybe a whole new roof, look no further than Keay Roofing Services. We work on all types of properties and offer a full range of roofing solutions to suit your needs. So, get in touch if you would like to find out more about our services or want an estimation for any type of roof replacement project!

For help with your roofing needs, contact a member of our team today. Please feel free to contact us on 01753 358267 for more information.

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    “Richard and his team did an outstanding job on my Grade II Listed building, working with local conservation officers to ensure they adhered to all the rules and regulations while carrying out a complete re-roof.
    My new roof looks stunning, and we are safe in the knowledge that this will be weather proof for years to come.”

    John from Oxford

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