The response to my request was very quick but I was not convinced that he could offer a competitive quotation because of the distance his team had to travel from Leeds, West Yorkshire into Lancashire.
The quotation turned to be lower than more local contractors mainly because he had his own scaffold tower on wheels which meant that he did not need to to allow for the cost of a separate scaffolding contractor. Some quoted for scaffolding both ends of the house for the roof repairs which involved taking off and re-bedding the ridge tiles.
Dripping gutter joints were also part of the roof repairs. I decided however to take the ideal opportunity to replace the guttering completely.
The conservatory was a potential problem but two scaffold towers on wheels, ladders and planks were assembled and then wheeled into place so that safe access could be gained above the polycarbonate roof to take down the old and install the new guttering.
The need to dispose of the brick rubble from the chimney demolition might have required a skip and tipping charges but the bricks were converted to hardcore and used to change muddy areas around a gate opening into a hard surface thus saving cost.
I was able to dispose of the upvc guttering my self with a householders free waste permit.
I was very pleased with the outcome.
Homeowner Douglas Newton
Trade Seal Roofing
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