The original roof on this property was failing and this project saw a full roof and roughcast overhall undertaken in Falkirk town centre. The sarking on the main body of the roof was is good condition but with any property of this age, the timbers around the hips and valley details had to be replaced before the felting could begin using VP400 breather membrane.
In preparation of the slating Geotextile Underlay and Code 5 lead was installed to all valleys, chimneys and skew areas which were treated with patination oil. This oil prevents a white carbonate appearing in wet or damp conditions that can be unsightly. All rainwater goods were replaced with Cast in keeping with character of the property.
The roof was then slated using a CUPA H3 Slate and copper nails, this sound like the easy part but the workmanship involved to mitre every hip junction to achieve the uniform appearance on every elevation takes skill and time.