The complete re roofing/renovation of all roof areas, chimneys and rainwater goods to the science block at Eastbourne College here in Eastbourne.
The particular building we worked on is in a conservation area and therefore we had to ensure we were sympathetic to the local environment.
The existing main roof was covered in Westmorland Green slate – random and diminishing fixed directly to sarking board and torched with lime mortar. The ridge was lead and tower mitred.
A roof plan was drawn and our men set about producing a slating plan which required careful measurement and recording to ensure we maintained the appearance of the building and used as much salvaged slate as possible. It was a painstaking task but well worth it as it enabled the roof to be done in sections with easily identifiable measurements and the result was outstanding.
New leadwork was used on all the ridges, hips and dormers. The central valley was repaired and boarded over and the Proteus Waterproof System used across the entire internal valley. This particular roof type is not common to our local area and our operatives had to use all their heritage skills to produce this lovely roofscape. The school building was in use at all times during the contract period and Eastbourne College were extremely pleased with the result.