These days it is more than just laying tiles.
With continual innovation in both materials, such as man made slate and dry fix systems, to design, including consideration for insulation, ventilation and aesthetics, pitched roofing is more a specialist trade now than ever.
Concrete or clay plain tiles? Small format or large format interlocking tiles? Natural or imitation slate? Planning restrictions in your area? Are you considering the environmental benefits, are you looking for specific finish or texture or are you simply trying to keep your costs down?
We ask all the necessary questions to make sure that we provide the perfect solution for your scheme whether you are a new client or one of our existing customers.
The roof is one of the most important elements of a building and if designed and/or installed incorrectly can have detrimental effects on the rest of the building. This is why we are a firm believer in collaboration from the design stage through to completion allowing Roofing South East Ltd, as an approved, proven, competent contractor, to leave you with complete peace of mind.
Plain tiles provide a traditional aesthetic for roofs over 30° pitch and come in both clay and concrete, each with a range of colours.
With choices from reclaimed or replica Peg tiles to modern and vibrant concrete tiles in a range of colours and textures, single or double camber, granular or smooth and an assortment of fittings from hips to ridge lines.
For a rich textured roof and greater design detail capability then plain tiles still lead the way.
Interlocking, single lap tiles provide the most economic option when deciding what to put on a pitched roof.
There is an array of manufacturers to choose from producing tiles in all materials, finishes and profiles from double roman and flat format to pan tiles and duo plain, plain tile effect or even a slate effect concrete tile, thin leading edge and dark grey in colour.
Weathering roofs as low as 12.5° they are a great solution to roofs requiring a shallower pitch.
Natural Slate is a long proven roofing material as it has an extremely low water absorption index making it very resistant to frost damage and breakage.
The durability of this aesthetically pleasing material means that it can contribute considerably to a building’s whole life costs. A slate roof will last the lifetime of the building, if laid correctly.
As a natural product it also features in a variety of colours, sizes and textures to enhance the overall visual effect.
Offering a more affordable alternative to natural slate, fibre cement slates come in a range of colours and designs from smooth, square edge to textured surface, dressed edge.
Fibre cement slates are lightweight, low wastage and 100% recyclable with a low carbon footprint.
Correct roof design and installation are paramount with these products. Classed as a "sealed" roof covering correct ventilation and fixings are vital to the roof performance.