Roof Repairs and Leadwork

As the ‘hats’ of our properties, roofs are the most important element to keep functioning correctly. The roof protects your property from the weather and if your roof fails, your whole property can be at risk.

Roofs can be finished in fired clay tiles (single, double and triple Romans), plain tiles or slate, along with the associated leadwork which is essential to keep the roof watertight.

Lime Repair carries out major and minor roof repairs, as well as complete re-roofing. We are also able to design better functioning roof, gutter and lead details should this be necessary.

Contact details for thatchers can be supplied if required.

Woodspring Priory Leadwork

Woodspring Priory is owned by the Landmark Trust who asked us to investigate the roof slope abutting the tower where rainwater had been getting in for a long time. We installed lead over the projecting stone course above the slates which was tucked under each slate to prevent rainwater ingress.

The existing roof detail had been finished with cement which was in very poor condition.
An underlay is fitted before the lead is installed.
The lead is installed under the tiles and the junction with the wall above is flaunched to cast away rainwater.
Lead soakers are installed under individual slates if necessary.

Cherry Barn – Lead Soakers

A poor roof detail, where a lower pitched roof meets a taller gable, lets water in.
Lead soakers are installed over the tiles with a lead cover flashing to cover the exposed edge.
The abutting roof is now watertight.

Shepton Mallet – Roof Repair

Zion Hill, Shepton Mallet. Before roofing works. Damp reported to the wall beneath tall stone building. A cement flaunch to this junction only – no lead.
During works, existing roof (tiles, batten and felt) removed. New breathable membrane installed to keep roof timbers dry.
Roofing works complete with new lead junctions between chimney and roof and roof and gable above to prevent water ingress.

Wrantage – Roof Verge Repair

The tiles are removed to expose the timber battens beneath.
New battens are installed over breathable membrane to extend the roof slightly and protect the gable wall.
New lead flashings are fitted to the junction with the chimney.
The verges are completed with a cement flaunching between the tiles and the undercloaking. The gable wall will be rendered.
The lead is dressed over the tiles.