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 listed building roofing company

Listed buildings do not have to be hundreds of years old, in fact under normal circumstances any building over 30 years old could be listed if it met the criteria. However that is not to say that many of the listed buildings throughout the UK are this age. Buildings which were built before the 1700s and which have managed to survive in anything like original condition are listed. The criterion that has to be met for a building to become listed does tighten and therefore any building post 1945 would have to be exceptional to be listed. There are also different levels of listing, grade 1 and grade 2. All listed buildings have to be taken into consideration when they need restoring and repairing and of course as they are open to the elements one of the many parts of any building that needs repairing or restoring are the roofs. As they are listed if you need restoration then you need to find a listed building roofing company to ensure the roof remains in good order and that it matches the materials of the listed building.

Here are some tips on what to look when choosing a listed building roofing company. The importance of choosing a company to take on work on any listed building cannot be stressed enough as it is of the utmost importance that the materials match and the building looks the same as it did when it was in its original condition.

  • The roofs of listed buildings make use of many different materials and therefore an ideal listed building roofing company should be able to match any material perfectly and be confident in the use of the materials. Roofs could be in many shapes and sizes and again your chosen company should be confident in being able to take on repairs to any type of roof.
  • You should always ask any contractor you are considering taking on to show you examples of similar projects they have worked on in the past. Any contractor that cannot show you previous work should be taken on with care as restoration work could cost a great deal of money.
  • Check to find out if the company you are considering is a member of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors which is also known as the NFRC. Any member of the NFRC will be backed by them and you would have the assurance that they have full insurance behind them. You would also have the assurance of them offering high standards of workmanship and have a strict code of practise and have undergone a vetting procedure.
  • They should be able to give you an estimate as to how long they expect to take to complete the project; however some leeway should be given to take into account weather conditions.
  • They should also be expected to keep the site they are working on safe at all times.

When looking for your listed building roofing company then you could also check with the National Heritage as often they may be able to make recommendations on how to choose your roofing contractor.