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.

Choosing a heritage roofing contractor

There are many kinds of roofing contractors. Some will work with various types of roofs such as slate and tile and others could offer more specialist services such as ecclesiastical, heritage and lead roofing. If you are looking for a heritage roofing contractor then you should ensure that they can produce workmanship of the highest standards that comes backed up with a warranty for workmanship and materials used.

But first of all, how do you know if there is a problem with your roof?

Well, apart from the obvious signs such as missing tiles, damp and rot in the loft, brown patches etc, you should regularly take a good look at your roof, both internally and externally. There may be some damage that has not yet become apparent.

The signs to look out for include:

  • missing, loose or slipping tiles;
  • valley deterioration or defective flashing;
  • cracked cement work; and damaged ridges.

Internally, look out for:

  • damp patches or stains in the loft;
  • condensation (this may or not be down to a damaged roof, so does need investigation);
  • leaks;
  • stains on the underside of roof timbers.

If you see a problem with your roof, particularly if yours is a heritage property, then call in a heritage roofing contractor. Finding the right person for the job will involve a little bit of effort on your part. However, a watertight roof is the key to keeping your property in tip top condition, so a little time spent now will save you lots of time over the coming years.

Things to ask your roofing specialist;

  • Ask for examples of work previously undertaken by any heritage roofing contractor you are considering taking on. Any specialist contractor should be only too pleased to show you a portfolio of work already completed successfully.
  • Check to find out if they have worked with and are competent with a wide range of materials. A good roofing contractor should be able to work with such as stone and natural slating materials and oak and cedar shingles.
  • Check to find out if they have carried out any projects for the National Trust and English Heritage as this would be in their favour.

Also note that when working on any heritage project the company should be able to match the materials to the particular project they are undertaking and be able to work with any size, style and type of building. For example, they might come across stone or natural slate church roofs that have to be restored. They should be competent in working with towers, spires and stone rotundas. Again seeing previous projects that are similar to the one you have can help greatly when it comes to peace of mind.

Choosing a competent heritage roofing contractor who provides quality craftsmanship is not only needed to ensure appeal to the eye they are also essential for safety. There could be many people visiting the church or estate so having peace of mind that the roof has been repaired to high standards is imperative. Bad workmanship could lead to liability claims so the cost of a quality contractor is well worth the initial layout.