Manufacturer, Supplier, Installer of Quality Property Improvement Solutions
Windows, Doors & Roofing Project
In picturesque Northumberland a rural family home needed multiple areas updating, replacing and upgrading. With our help, it has been revitalised into a warm, smart and comfortable home. Covering five main areas of work, we spent 12 months - on and off - turning this lovely property into a house our clients are incredibly proud of.
This was our major challenge, with tricky angles and an expansive surface area that needed some TLC. Not only did the roof seem to go on for miles and miles, it also incorporated some leaking gullies, sky lights and velux windows. In summary, the roof had little insulation, inadequate lead flashing and poor fitting tiles; which in turn, created leaks, drafts and damp patches.
We carried out a complete replacement of the roof including: wooden battons, lining and felt, lead flashings and fibreglass gullies, a complete refit of Kingspan and Rockwall insulation before topping it off with the new grey Sandtoft TLE tiles. Once the roof was back to its best, we enhanced the aesthetics even further by using PVC Roofline materials to hand craft PVC end caps and verge covers.
Next, we moved onto the garage roof, replacing the tiles so that the garage matched the main house.
We arrived at the property to find a poorly designed and constructed flat roof area. We used our craftsmanship to redesign the flat roof using a fibre glass gully system, combined with cutting the tiles to perfectly fit the tricky angles of the roof. This provided an effective solution to an area which previously had poor drainage.
To help prevent water leaking into the chimney breast, we over laid a protective fibre glass membrane with a lead like appearance.
What we said:
It was a pleasure to work on such a lovely project and we are very proud of the outcome. Thank you to our clients for trusting us with the work!
We faced some challenges along the way, but the overall property transformation is stunning. Mr & Mrs A are very fortunate to live in such a lovely, picturesque location.
PVC Window & Door Installation
We replaced a combination of tired, rotten wooden windows and doors combining old, poor performing PVC windows and doors, with a high thermal efficiency triple glazing PVC system. The replacement PVC windows and doors consisted of cream external faced PVC and a white internal face.
The style and colour was developed to match the existing windows and doors, but designed to increase the thermal efficiency, heat retention, acoustic protection and security performance of the frames. The replacement PVC windows and doors successfully stopped the leaks, wind, water and cold entering the home, whilst perfectly retaining the charm of the property.
To further enhance the transformation we cleaned the stonework, removing moss, ivy and green water marks with a powerful cleaner, and sprayed a silicone based waterproof membrane on to the stonework.
The finishing touch to the PVC window and door replacement was the brand new Chartwell Green composite front door. This door is over 7 times warmer than the original wooden door! The new front door improves the thermal performance by improving insulation and reducing drafts, but also added to the aesthetics of the home. We needed to fabricate a steel frame to support the door frames but also to help carry some of the weight load from the roof.
The existing 'boot room' was leaking, drafty and cold. Not exactly where you'd want to spend time relaxing and enjoying the stunning views this property boasts. The plastic corrugated roof was replaced with an insulated tiled roof, but was installed in a slightly higher location to make space for the correct type of insulation.
We replaced the wooden windows and doors with new triple glazed PVC windows and doors to maximise the light flooding into the room. We worked with the customer to integrate this room to perfectly match and enhance the visual appearance of the main house.
To increase the warmth and improve the insulation we plastered the breeze blocks and cleaned the interior walls, resulting in the customer achieving their desire to relax in their calming haven.
The front chimney was in a sorry state hence requiring a rebuild of the chimney brickwork with new lead flashing to protect and preserve it for many years. We added a roughcast render to increase the aesthetics. It now acts as a cute character feature to the property.