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Repairing or extending a listed building needs to be done with the utmost care and attention to detail, from sourcing the perfect match in tiles and slates to the way the materials are installed.

All listed buildings have their own unique character. We are expert at making sure any new work fits seamlessly with the existing fabric of the building. Our team is passionate about their work. Where old techniques are required to get the desired effect we use them – nothing is left to chance to ensure your property maintains its beauty and charm.

As part of our service we liaise with all the appropriate authorities and other trades to make sure all rules and regulations are adhered to and leave you with the perfect addition to your home.

If you’d like to see the team in action installing a new roof for a Grade II listed farmhouse, please watch the Plonks Farm video.

British heritage plays a key role in setting us apart from the rest of the world. Our rich history, as well as conservation efforts to protect our past, shows how much the British people care. This heritage usually comes in the form of listed buildings, which are buildings that have been deemed a part of an areas local charm. Unfortunately, listed buildings were usually built using techniques and materials that have are not normally found in modern homes. This can make it difficult to ensure their proper maintenance.

DIFFICULTIES WITH LISTED BUILDING ROOFS

The problem that a lot of people face when they are trying to maintain their listed building is that the building represents a certain character to a town and its people. This means that any work cannot affect how the building is perceived, this is to preserve its heritage.

A listed building roof will retain its original features from when it was originally built. This means the materials are likely to have suffered from years of wear and tear. Important materials such as wooden pegs may be worm eaten and stone slates may be missing. These materials, and many more, are paramount to the efficiency of a listed building roof. Materials range from the slate tiles that protect your home, to the type of wood used to provide stability.

Listed buildings are notorious for drafts and ventilation problems. They can breed breeds one of the most common ailments that most listed buildings suffer from, damp. The damp can cause all sorts of damage, can start the process of rot, and doesn’t smell nice at all. The countermeasure to this problem starts with the roof. All listed building roofs must be watertight. This ensures that all weather conditions are shielded against and rain stays outside of your listed building.

Chimneys are also very popular in listed buildings so it is important to ensure that it is in full working order. Your chimney needs adequate ventilation to ensure that the heat from the fireplace is moving away from your home. You should also keep a close eye on any debris that falls through your chimney into your fireplace. This is to ensure that your flue tiles have not started coming loose. Flue tiles are your listed building’s primary protection against high temperatures, and are necessary to prevent house fires.

LISTED BUILDING CONSENT

Any and all maintenance that is being conducted on a listed building must have consent from the local planning authority. It is a criminal offense to not have the consent when work is being carried out so it is important that your local authority has given the work the ok.

This is to protect the character of the building, and to ensure that the building retains its local heritage. The consent extends to all buildings on the property, and any that are attached to the property. For more information about how to gain consent from your local authority on listed building roof maintenance, please visit the Historic England applications page.

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Repairing or extending a listed building needs to be done with the utmost care and attention to detail, from sourcing the perfect match in tiles and slates to the way the materials are installed.

All listed buildings have their own unique character. We are expert at making sure any new work fits seamlessly with the existing fabric of the building. Our team is passionate about their work. Where old techniques are required to get the desired effect we use them – nothing is left to chance to ensure your property maintains its beauty and charm.

As part of our service we liaise with all the appropriate authorities and other trades to make sure all rules and regulations are adhered to and leave you with the perfect addition to your home.

If you’d like to see the team in action installing a new roof for a Grade II listed farmhouse, please watch the Plonks Farm video.

To discuss your listed building roofing needs please call 0800 1577424 for free. Keay Roofing services can offer you advice, and also give you no obligation quote.

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