A huge thank you for the great job you did with our new roof

We’ve been meaning to write for ages to say a huge thank you for the great job you did with our new roof earlier this year! We are really pleased with the job, thank you.

Pleasant, accommodating and professional

He has been very efficient and quick in carrying out the work. At all times, he has been pleasant, accommodating and professional in his attitude and I can highly recommend him...

Over the moon with the way the new roof has transformed the look and feel of the cottage

As I said to you before if I come across anyone looking to get their roof sorted I will insist that you are their first (and no doubt last) call.

In his work we found him to honest, hard-working and very thorough

He was truly expert in the way he performed his task and was anxious that things were to our satisfaction.

The arty finish on the dorma window leadwork was a surprise that I was very pleased about…

As Dean seems to one of life’s’ rare perfectionists the work he did was efficient, neat and within the time scale he guesstimated, even with the erratic weather!

He re-roofed my bungalow and did an excellent job

Dean, a few years ago, re-roofed my bungalow completely and did an excellent job.  He has also repaired the roof of my conservatory when the people who installed it couldn’t correct the fault

Mr. Baumber’s work has been of a very high standard

In my opinion Mr. Baumber’s work has been of a very high standard, and his charges have been reasonable and readily acceptable.  

He was one of my hand picked team who produced top class artistic lead work

Being asked for a reference to Dean Baumber of Baumbers comes very easy for me, Dean is totally reliable honest and hard working.

He is a joy to have working here, always professional and completely reliable

We have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone-should the want excellent work completed in a timely manner that is!

Excellent work and very reasonable prices

He is very honest, completely reliable and has a very respectable name in this area for his professional workmanship.

They are true professionals

The work undertaken on both my home and office was faultless and of the highest quality.

This is the best roof tiling and lead work we have ever seen

Dean is a very reliable and genuine person who cannot leave any job he is doing unless he has given 100% and will not leave it until he is satisfied,

Very professional and a quality tradesman

I find him to be very professsional and a quality tradesman, I would not hesitate to highly recommend him to anyone looking for a roofing contractor.

The prompt response… was excellent

The prompt response by Mr Baumbers to our enquiry for new lead to be fitted to two Dormers was excellent.

Conservation roofing – What you need to know

There are many wonderful historic and well loved and visited buildings throughout the whole of the UK; many of these have been stood for hundreds of years and some for much longer than that. Of course as the years go by the roofs on these buildings have to stand the test of time and Mother Nature. They have to go through – and will already have gone through – years of storms, face battering from high winds and of course will have seen rain, sleet and snow. All of these elements could have severe effects on old stone or quarried tile and of course they are not immune to damage. At some stage the roofing will have to be re-done or repaired. This is when qualified conservation roofing contractors must be found.

There are many various types of materials that a competent conservation roofing contractor should be capable of dealing with. They should also be able to work on various types of conservation buildings and homes. These could be anything from a stately home to a church or cathedral. The company could have to work of a flat roof, work with a rotund for example.

As they could be called upon to work with many various materials and these materials would have to be matched to the specific project, they should have the necessary experience. How would it look if the building had stood for hundreds of years with old quarried tiles only for an inadequate contractor to replace missing tiles with new ones? Conservation means keeping the building in its true state so therefore the contractor would have to replace missing tiles with the same and any self respecting specialist roofing contractor would know this.

Never be afraid to ask to see work and conservation roofing projects that have already been completed. Any contractor who puts you off from seeing completed projects should be given some serious thought as to what they are hiding.

While sadly some of the companies that are in the roofing business just to make quick money stick with domestic roofing, some do set their sights higher. If possible, look for a company that has completed work for the National Heritage.

Any materials that the conservation roofing company work with should be able to meet the stringent demands of conversation planning areas which are strictly controlled. The contractor will be able to finish off the roof to the highest standards with matching ridge tiles for instance. They should pride themselves on the completed project and offer full insurance and quality workmanship throughout.

Finally, when considering taking on any craftsman they should be willing to work on any project whatever the size, whether you just need a single portion of the roof matched with materials and repaired to high standards or whether you need to have the whole of the roof replaced. Matching tiles and materials is essential aesthetically and a reputable conservation roofing contractor who has been in the business for many years will not have problems doing so.