Roof and Roughcasting renovation for homeowners
Are you a homeowner in Scotland looking to get a new roof or new roughcasting for your home? Here at HTB roof and roughcasting, we’ve partnered with builders who specialise in these products.
The builders focus on their expertise, which is building the best roof or installing the best roughcasting. The builders all have years of experience and hold all the required qualifications. On top, they offer all industry standard guarantees.
All our partners have passed our stringent due diligence. For us the most important element is to introduce you to a local builder that will offer you the best quality product for your home. Most importantly is the fact that the builder will be available should there be any remedial requirements.
In the unlikely event that you need to contact us concerning the work done by your builder, you are welcome to contact us at any time.
A roof for your home should last 25 years, if not more. Some of the roofs in Scotland and Glasgow are over 100 years old. With technology and quality control there should be no reason that a new roof not last at least 25 years.
The roofs can be made of different material, such as tiles or slate. In Scotland, you would want to change your roof between February and November, when the weather should be better. In winter, it is possible to change your roof, but you may have to wait until the weather conditions improve to have your roof completed.
The roofcasting, rendering and wallcoating can be done throughout the year. Most products will need a temperature above 4 degrees for the installation, but some can now be installed at colder temperatures. The requirement for installing these wall coverings are that it is not raining.
The builders that will do the work will keep you right and will guide you through the process.
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Why is the Roof or Roughcasting questionnaire so important?
Before and After Example
New roughcasting, wallcoating or roof makes an older home look brand new. In this case, the builder used wallcoating to give a brand new look to home. The home now stands out as having brand new exterior walls. All our partners have been in business for over 10 years and have installed 100's if not 1000's of exterior home renovations.
Why use us?
It’s now even easier to get a new roof or roughcasting installed
By completing the form, your information will always be 100% confidential and secure. Our partnered roof and roughcaster installer will be in contact with you to start the process of installing a new roof or roughcast.
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Our unique roof or roughcasting renovation questionnaire speeds up the process, its easy to use and will enable you to quickly find out what your options are. Our experienced surveyors can then spend more informative time with you.
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HTB roof and roughcasting Pros and Cons
HTB roof and roughcasting are industry leaders in terms of partnering with the best exterior home renovators and fitter in your area. We believe builders should focus on what they are good at- which is designing and fitting great roofs and roughcasting. We focus on marketing their work- which is what we are good at.
Our partnered roof and roughcaster in Scotland is Ultimate Home Solutions based in Glasgow. They have been in existence for over 10 years, offering personal service and with industry experience of over 50 years in the home renovation sector.
The partnered builder has been providing customised roofs and roughcasting which fit with the lifestyle of our clients. As leading exterior renovators, they are renowned for their professionalism and commitment to excellence which has seen delivery of countless quality roofs and roughcasting for Scottish homeowners.
We specialise in introducing expert builders to replace your roof and roughcasting whilst giving you excellent guarantees and installation. Roof and roughcasting designs and renovations, with personalised service and custom designs a standard for each and every home in Scotland. Utilising the experienced in-house design team, as well as a Site Co-ordinator who will navigate you through each stage of the renovation process, the manufacture and installation process has been developed to be streamlined and rewarding. We are committed to providing you with a bespoke roof and roughcasting which complements your personal style.
Are all costs included in the quote?
You will receive a detailed quote for the work to be done. The quote will include the material, the workmanship, the installation and anything else that is required. Every quote is bespoke, therefore please clarify any grey areas before agreeing to the contract. You do have a 14 day cooling off period.
Where do I start?
Ideally, you should have an idea of the type of tiles for roofs or the colour of roughcasting or wallcoating for your exterior walls, the budget and the timeline. These could still be vague ideas, but they are a good starting point. Looking online for inspirations or going to showrooms can help if you have time. Else the surveyor will be able to guide you through the different options.
Can I Spread the Cost of the renovation?
By being FCA regulated, the roof and roughcasting builder is able to offer you a finance offer that will suit your needs.
What can I do to reduce the cost?
One of the methods to reduce the cost of a new roof or roughcasting is by doing some of the work yourself if you are handy. This could include disposing of the old roof tiles or braking the old roughcast that may have water ingress. Basically, anything that reduces the time for the tradespeople to spend in your property. The drawback is that you will have no guarantees of workmanship and quality on these aspects of the job.
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The fitters are specialist in resolving any water ingress issues caused by defects in your walls. This is a watertight process.
Typically the roughcasting specialist will measure the area that requires new coverage. The specialist will measure the walls and exclude such areas as doors and windows.
The specialist roofer will measure the square meterage for your roof.
The biggest benefit of redoing the roughcasting of your home yourself is the saving in cost for the installation. In exchange you will need to invest your own time to fit the roughcasting.
You will not get any guarantees on the work done and may miss any preparation to ensure the integrity of the installation.
One of the biggest cost is the material used to replace your roof. With the recent surge in raw material, some items have more than doubled in price.
More workmanship is also involved with slate roof compared to tile roofs, and the initial cost of the material is also higher.
Having scaffolding also increases the price, hence having a 2 story house is more expensive than a bungalow.
Is your current roof watertight? If so, you probably do not need a new roof.
If you need to replace tiles every year due to the weather, then you will need to decide whether you want a new roof or patch the existing one.
If your roof has been installed before the 1950s, you probably only have one layer: the slate or the tiles above the rafters.
After the 1950s, and before the 1980s, a membrane was usually added under the tiles or slates. This membrane contributed to condensation causing damp issues.
After the 1980s, installations included a breathable insulation layer keeping the space under the roof warm while allowing the rafters to breathe.
The fist step is to check the origin of the leak. Make sure that no tiles or slates are missing or have been displaced. Then check the condition, any cracks will allow water ingress and in winter breakage due to ice.
Another potential source for the leaks are the cement verges. With time, these crack and let water in. New modern solutions are maintenance free and will resist the effect of time.
Lastly check your lead flashing. Specially in older property that have a gap between the walls and the lead.
Roof tiles and slates are expected to last many years, usually from 50-60 years in normal conditions to over 100 years.
Each manufacturer offers different types of guarantees on the tiles and slate.
For the roof to be guaranteed, the installer/builder needs to also follow the instructions and material required by the tile/slate supplier.
Therefore bear in mind that the guarantee for the roof is different than the guarantee for the slate or tiles.
Yes, roof tiles are waterproof. They are made to keep the elements at bay, specially here in Scotland or England.
Roof will absorb small amounts of water, which naturally evaporates. This is normal and nothing to worry about.
The majority of renovation contractors are honest and conscientious. Unfortunately, it only takes a few bad apples to give every contractor a bad name. Because a new roof and now roughcasting involves a significant financial investment, you’re a target for scam artists who want to take your money and disappear.
It is best to do the usual checks, such as how long they have been in business, where are their showrooms, past projects and reviews.
It is best to remove moss as it will damage the tiles or slates with time.
There are products available that will remove moss and protect your roof.
Do not use high pressure jets on your roof to remove moss as this may damage the tiles and slates.
The exterior of your house is the first thing that people see.
Aesthetically, a newly roughcasted house looks in better condition than an older one.
Simplicity, minimalism and functionality are the key characteristics of Scandinavian style. These features work especially well in the kitchen, where function and practicality are essential. An entire kitchen design style has evolved around “Scandi” style because it adapts very well to everyday living. More homes in Scotland have take to the Swedish-inspired kitchen with clean lines, bright whites, warm wood, lots of light, natural elements and metallic accents.