Samuel Sheldon Millom –
Building Contractors for Cumbria
Roofing Services Cumbria
Cumbria was formed from a number of boroughs in the area and is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England, bordering Scotland. Its local government, Cumbria County Council came into existence in 1974 as part of the Local Government Act 1972. Cumbria’s county town is Carlisle, in the north of the county, and is connected by the A590 and the M6.
Cumbria has a number of claims to fame including the deepest lake in England Wastwater and also the longest lake Windemere measuring in at 10 and a half miles long. The lake district lies in the heart of Cumbria and is famed for its mountains, fells, and lakes. All surrounded by quaint little villages. Places like Keswick are great holiday destinations but to be honest, anywhere in Cumbria has its attractions, and exploring the area will uncover things like Beatrix potter’s cottage, The famous writer and poet William Wordsworth was also a resident. Postman Pat is also said to be a Cumbria resident and the familiar red postal vans can be seen back and forth through the tree-lined country lanes.
People come from all over the country and often decide to move here permanently and it is not just the views and vistas that attract newcomers to move to the area. Consistently Cumbria comes top of the league in surveys looking at Britain’s best places to live. And if that was not enough further research shows that Cumbrians are pleased that it is one of the safest, most crime-free parts of Britain.
With accommodation to suit all tastes from luxury hotels, to bed and breakfast, to youth hostels you will have no trouble finding somewhere to book. During the summer season, the towns have started to get busier as the trend of holidaying at home so to speak is becoming more popular than the usual foreign holidays.
Roofing Services Cumbria
From traditional (Rafters) to Truss type roofing (Which is a web of triangles inside the main frame) using Slate or Tiles to finish. There are many different approaches depending on the type of roof that is required. For instance, Flat roofing uses a single-ply membrane which is becoming popular and comprises of sheets of polymers of thermal plastics and synthetic rubber. Dormer roofs can be built into existing roofs allowing for extra space light and ventilation in attic rooms. These days flat roofs can be made from GRP (Glass reinforced polyester) or more commonly known as Fibreglass which replaces the use of traditional Felt and is a stronger and more durable material than felt.
No matter what size the job the processes are the same. A replacement roof should last approximately 20-25 years. Depending on the size of the job but a typical roof replacement will take approximately a week to complete. A replacement roof would generally not require planning permissions unless the new roof is going to alter the current dimensions. It is always worth checking with the local authority to see if your particular project will need permission or not.
Staying at home is an option while the work is being carried out but check with your builder. A new roof will increase the value of the property and depending on location and current value this can be by as much as 60%.
The three main types of roof are Bonnet Roof which is a twin roof which slopes at slightly different angles. Gable roofs are the usual peaked roof and are the triangle type. The other type is the flat roof which, with the better materials available to replace felt, is far more popular than it used to be. There are other types such as Mansard (French design and generally has a steeper incline) and Hip which is a four-sided roof and is most commonly seen on Church spires. And many more variations to suit all types of buildings and requirements.
Materials used will affect the longevity of a roof and typically Slate or concrete tiles have a far better wear and tear history than their modern counterparts such as Asphalt or wood shakes. Location or environment will also affect materials and if a roof is maintained it will obviously extend its lifespan.
In terms of cost, Asphalt is the cheapest material and will last approximately 15-30 years with a choice of colours that are popular and easy to use/apply. Slate is by far the most expensive and can vary in cost. It is usually priced per square foot and starts at around £12 and can go as high as £27 per square foot. Your own budget constraints will largely determine which roof and material are best for you but it is always helpful to speak to your roofer about what best suits you and your needs.
Services We Offer
We specialise in carrying out first rate quality works for all kinds of customers in both the private and public sectors. Our services include but are not limited to; bricklaying, joinery, plastering, extensions, roofing and everyday routine maintenance work. We also do commercial or public sector projects so please take a little time to look around the site at all of the services we have on offer.
We can help you with everything from the mundane, such as damp problems and leaking roofs, to the exciting, like new kitchens or conservatories.Read More
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“Thank you for keeping me informed of proceedings at the property. I am very satisfied with what has been done, and the result is just as we discussed. Thank you again”.
A Domestic Client
“I have worked with this company on many projects in the Millom area since 1978. I have always found the standard of their workmanship to be very good and projects were completed within the required time scale. I have found the company to be easy to work with and could not describe them as ‘claims conscious’. I would not hesitate to recommend them as a good reliable firm of building contractors.”
Derek Evans - Local Architect
“I have dealt with Samuel Sheldon on several projects now, and they have consistently delivered high-quality, value-for-money work. I have found that they can easily complete projects within a given timescale. Their customer service is excellent, and the staff are helpful and attentive. I would definitely recommend Samuel Sheldon as an honest, reliable building company who will deliver exactly what is required of them.”
Neil Shepherd - Shepherd Myers LLP
“Top class job done converting my room into a shower room, a few problems were dealt with professionally and nothing was a problem for Karl or Ryan. I would recommend the firm, knowing what a fantastic job they have done for us.”