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James Hardie cladding installation in central London by Summit Cladding

December 14, 2016 3:30 pm Published by

Summit Cladding’s latest client owns a small business with accommodation in Holborn, central London. Although he had been residing there for a year, unfortunately, he was experiencing water leaking from the glass roof. As a temporary measure, he had fixed black plastic sheeting over the area. However, another issue was the paint-work on the floor to ceiling windows. Black painted timber absorbs the heat from the sun, unlike white, which tends to reflect it. Consequently, all the paintwork was beginning to blister and crack. Installation On attending the address, we recommended that Summit Cladding remove the original glass panels on the roof, and fit contemporary Marley Eternit slate tiles. To fit these to the pitched roof we had to install... View Article

Porch roof replacement in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

December 9, 2016 10:28 am Published by

Our latest clients contacted Summit Cladding by visiting our showroom in Crews Hill, Enfield. Their property in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire had an infestation of squirrels which were nesting in their porch loft and water was also leaking into the house. We arranged an appointment to visit their property to identify what was causing these issues. After specialising in roofline solutions for nearly thirty years, finding the problem was relatively straightforward for the Summit Cladding team. The original wooden fascias of the porch were rotting away above the guttering and consequently, the squirrels could gain easy access, to create a home in the loft. Installation A quote was agreed and we started work almost immediately. First, we removed all the original timber fascias,... View Article

How To Avoid Rogue Traders in the Roofing Industry

April 21, 2015 11:46 am Published by

Rogue traders, also referred to as ‘cowboy builders’, have been in the news this month, and with good reason. The NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) estimates that England loses 1.5 billion from rogue traders every year. More disturbing still, victims are often vulnerable members of society, such as the elderly. The Real Price of Rogue Trading, and What You Can Do The cost of rogue trading amounts to more than just money paid for the work, but the cost of repairing the poor and faulty craftsmanship performed. The NFRC reports “Some tradesmen appear to be from legitimate firms, others will just knock at your door with tactics ranging from charging overinflated prices for shoddy work, to starting a job... View Article