New Cottages, Melbury Sampford

Private Contract

Work carried out on behalf of a local estate.

The existing roof coverings were failing due to the age and allowing water ingress.

As a company we are committed to the effects on the environment and we recycle as much as possible, so we sent the existing clay tiles for recycling rather than landfill.  

The main roof coverings are a traditional clay plain tile produced at Imerys' Phalempin factory in northern France.

The tile is available in a unique range of mellow natural colours and with the purpose made valley tiles and ridge tiles designed to add distinction.

The tiles were fitted onto new treated and graded timber tile battens along with breathable membrane all fixed as per the manufactures specification and complying  with BS 5534. lead works to the chimney abutments was replaced with appropriately sized and coded  lead which was fabricated as necessary and dressed to detail and patination oil was applied.

All of the lead works involved were carried out by Rowsell’s fully trained operatives. Works were carried out to BS EN 12588 and as per the Lead Sheet Association Guide (LSA).

Ventilation was introduced into the loft space using ventilation at eaves level along with a dry fix vented ridge system to prevent condensation issues within the loft.

I would like to express our sincere thanks for the work that Rowsell’s did last year, repairing and replacing the roof. From the very start, when we asked if you would be willing to undertake the work, to the very end, when you cleared...

Clemow, Wells
January 2024

Thank you for the excellent service provided. We were very impressed with the professionalism shown. The roof is looking fabulous and we are confident that there will be no leaks. We would definitely recommend your company to others!

Atkins, Langport
October 2023

Initial visit within 24 hours of enquiry and competitive estimate received. Work carried out on date quoted and within specified time, even with inclement weather. GREAT PRODUCT, FIRST CLASS SERVICE.

Rolfe, Gillingham
November 2022

Excellent work on a complicated roof involving removing foam insulation and being flexible and accommodating with Solar Panel fitting delays. Great team led by Rocky, while job efficiently managed by Steve Gray.

Farber, Poyntington
July 2022

So impressed with the team at Rowsell roofing. We’ve now had 3 separate roofing replacement jobs carried out by the team and all have been faultless. From the initial quote and brilliant communications with Steve through to the awesome...

Thomas, Chilthorne Domer
June 2022

I found the service very good from the initial visit by your Contracts Manager, Neil Mason, who came when he said he would, through to the removal of the scaffolding. Everything was well organised and everyone I came into contact with was...

Handley, Sherborne
February 2022

Like usual you and your guys have excelled themselves with the roofing works. The Cedar shingles look great and I was super impressed with how they have finished the ridge. The clients are really pleased and complemented how the guys took great...

Stonewood Builders, Cranmore
February 2022

Very good, workers arrived promptly and got on with the job.

Harris, Crewkerne
January 2022

Thank you very much for your prompt attention. Also, thanks to the two chaps - they were really polite and a pleasure to have on my property.

Good, Sherborne
November 2021

An extremely professional and competitively priced job which was managed expertly by Neil Mason. We are so pleased with the quality of the workmanship and the job was completed within the quoted timeframe. Would highly recommend.

Hudson, Martock
November 2021

An excellent job in every respect. We are both extremely pleased with the work.

Hewlett, Blandford Forum
June 2021

As always - Excellent, professional job done.

Jutting, Sherborne
May 2021

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