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Flat roof replacement will save your ‘Grand Design’

Moved into a house that needs some work and have big plans for that ageing flat roofed extension?  Before installing bi-fold doors to open up the living space onto the garden, or putting in skylights, first you need a high quality fix for your flat roof. There is no point spending any money on transforming an old flat roofed extension unless you have ensured that it is structurally sound. Any leaks or obvious damage to the roof need to be addressed now so you don’t suffer water damage later on.   Signs that your flat roof needs replacing are: Splits
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Spread your payments for home improvements

Projects4Roofing now offers simple and affordable finance options that allow our customers the chance to spread their payments for home improvements. This means people who are keen to get started on life-changing renovations such as a conservatory conversion that creates an all-year living space, or even an extension, will now be able to find out quickly if they qualify for a loan. We have found that most people would prefer to enjoy their improved lifestyle now rather than waiting to save up for work to be done on their home. That’s why we have partnered with finance company Omni Retail
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Enjoy summer evenings in your conservatory – without sun glare

An ageing conservatory that never quite lived up to its promise can easily be made into a comfortable dining and relaxing area with our simple solution. The solution to an age old conservatory problem We know that many conservatories are hard to heat in winter and too hot in summer. Perhaps you would like to spend evenings reading in the conservatory during the summer months but find it too hot to sit in a stuffy conservatory in the full glare of the sun. Or perhaps you want to use the conservatory as a larger dining area for when family come
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Check out your roofline this summer

As the weather picks up and it’s time to get the sun loungers out in the garden, lie back and spend five minutes checking the roofline of your house – it could save you thousands of pounds. If your roofline is damaged, it could fall victim to rot, warping and deeper problems such as letting water into your house and causing serious damp damage and structural issues. Signs to look out for include flaking paint on the fascia (the band that runs around the house where the roof meets the outer walls), soffits (under the fascia) and barge boards (on the
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How to fix a flat roof leak for good

A leaking flat roof on your porch or extension can become a source of never-ending worry and failed fixes. Often, it seems as though just months after you paid for a handyman to ‘fix’ the felt flat roofing, another drip starts up from the ceiling. You would patch it up it yourself, but getting onto the roof with a ladder is a lot more daunting these days. Like many people, you have probably repaired your felt roof a number of times, and know it is just short term repair; it’s throwing good money after bad. Even fibreglass roof replacements have
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Turn a conservatory into an all-year-round playroom

A conservatory is often somewhere parents hope can become a playroom in which all of the kids’ toys live happily out of sight. Parents want a playroom where the children can have a space to call their own, watch their own TV shows and not be too precious about tidying up all of their toys. That Lego village doesn’t have to go back in the box at the end of play if it isn’t strewn across the living room floor. Conservatories can be too hot or too cold But it soon becomes clear that most conservatories can only be used
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Conservatory Roof Conversion

Is Your Conservatory Too Cold In The Winter And Too Hot In The Summer? Would you like to use your conservatory all year round? Now you can with a conservatory roof conversion! Conservatories were all the craze some 20/30 years ago but many are now reaching the end of their natural life or are costing substantially more to heat than previously. Many homeowners are now looking for a cost effective way of retaining existing floor space whilst improving the energy efficiency of the structure – a conservatory roof conversion is a cost effective way of doing so. There are a
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Look After Your Roofline – “Does your roofline need TLC?”

How to tell if your roofline needs attention Fascia’s and soffits were traditionally made of wood and if not properly maintained with regular sanding down and painting, will not only look unsightly, but will start to decompose leading to some pretty shocking results: The wood starts to look tired and neglected with paint flaking off and even holes appearing. Holes in your fascia and soffits can allow birds and insects to enter the roof space. Moisture penetrating the fascia and soffits enters the roof space and moves up the joists potentially affecting the structure of your roof and causing costly
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How to Tell If Your Flat Roof Will Survive Another Winter?

Roof leak ? Here’s our short guide on what to look for to protect your roof. If you are even slightly concerned about the condition of your roof then read on, it might just save your most most valuable possessions & a fortune in repairs bills. Moving into the cold & wet months is generally when roof issues become more apparent.  It’s always an extremely busy time in our office.  Sadly, it’s often the case that we are called out to deal with a roof leak that’s gotten so bad it’s damaged valuables that the owners had kept in storage
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Why ‘Ponding’ is bad news for your flat roof

‘Ponding’ is one of the biggest clues that a flat roof is approaching its expiry date and will provide inadequate protection in the future. The term ‘ponding’ refers to a situation in which water collects in ponds on a flat roof some 48 hours after a downpour. ‘Ponding’ of any kind suggests poor water drainage and will inevitably reduce the life-expectancy of the roof, causing structural damage, leakage and potential vegetation growth over time. Homeowners don’t necessarily have to witness the ponds of water on their flat roof to find out whether they have a problem. Dirty circles on the
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