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Case Study
The Old Rectory

Working with a local builder, Clarke Roofing installed new roof coverings to the pitched roof and the veranda to this lovely new outhouse to a property in Newick, East Sussex.

The pitched roof had breathable membrane and 25x50mm battens installed ready for the new roof covering. Spanish slates were then graded into their thicknesses and loaded onto the roof ready for installation. Each slate is slightly different, meaning time and care must be taken when installing to avoid the slates not laying nicely next to each other. All the slates are fixed into position with 2 copper nails through the pre drilled holes in the slates.

New lead hips and ridge caps were installed over the wood core rolls. Each section of lead was fixed and clipped into position and dressed over the slates.

The lower veranda roof had a concave curve detail to overcome. The code 6 lead was cut into the lengths required and then installed on the roof and dressed into the curve. The lead sheets were joined with a ‘welt’ detail to ensure they stayed watertight at the joins.

The lead drip to the front edge was then cut into an ‘egg and dart detail’ to give this project a fantastic finish.