Samuel Sheldon Millom –
Building Contractors for Cumbria
Roofing Services Windermere
Windermere is a town located in the southern part of the Lake District and is half a mile from the lake which shares its name. With a population of 8,359 in 2011, it has always been a popular tourist attraction and sits next door to Ambleside another popular destination in the area. The town abounds with places to eat and stay. Originally called Birthwaite it changed its name to Windermere after the Railway built a station with the same name and the town grew to incorporate other villages nearby such as Bowness in Windermere. The lake has boat trips that take you around the whole lake from Lakeside to Ambleside and back to Bowness pier. With so many attractions and surrounded by mountains and forests it is easy to lose track of time and there is no end to the walks amongst nature at its best.
If you are still wondering if Windermere is worth taking time out to go and look around. It boasts the biggest lake in England and has so many activities to do around its shores. It is not all about going out onto the lake although, that is an amazing experience in a Kayak or a canoe, and swimming is also permitted on the lake.
Of course, Windermere town has lots of great shops to look around and plenty of places to stop for refreshments or a bite to eat. Most of the businesses have been around for some time and you never know if the building you are in was once frequented by one of Windermere’s more notable characters like Beatrix Potter or William Wordsworth. Speaking of which, for those who love trivia, James Cordon’s adaptation of Beatrix’s Peter Rabbit was filmed at Windermere as well as Anna Friel’s, star of the drama, Deep Water was also filmed there back in 2019.
This is the Lake District and Windermere and its lake is surrounded by some of the most incredible wildlife and fauna. The whole area offers walks from gentle to challenging depending on your power reserves. The towns folk are used to visitors and you will find everyone is helpful and pleasant to talk with along the way. The wildlife is also used to people so do not be surprised if a deer appears suddenly on the path.
Windermere really is one of those idyllic places where you can get lost in daydreams about another time or perhaps what it would be like to become a permanent resident. The holiday seasons are particularly busy but with good reason when at every turn the view is like a Christmas card scene. The area has so much to offer and most of it is at no cost other than a little bit of effort on your part. It is advisable to dress for all weather but even a stroll in the rain is pleasant in this beautiful part of the world.
Roofing Services Windermere
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 rooves 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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