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Flat Roof Experts Fife

Flat Roofs in Fife | Experts in Flat Roofs

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Are you researching to find out who the experts are in flat roofs in the Fife and surrounding areas?

The trick with any flat roof repair is use the right repair material on the right type of roof. And not to use too much of it making it uneconomical, messy, or potentially more difficult to repair / replace professionally later on.

It can be difficult coming across a reliable specialist in flat roofs and this blog will outline how we can help you.

LC Joinery Roofing and Building Work LTD have been operating in the Fife and Edinburgh areas since 2008.

We are fully equipped to repair or replace your flat roof to the highest standard. We have completed a high number of flat roofs since 2008 and all customers have been completely satisfied with the work.

How do you know if your flat roof is leaking?

Common Problems With Flat Roofs

  1. Cracks, puncture holes (impact) or splits in the felt
  2. Lifting or badly stuck joints in the felt
  3. Leaking flashings into the wall of the house
  4. Dips or hollows in the roof’s surface

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4 Reasons Why Your Roof Is Leaking

As flat roof experts, we can offer a wide range of service from a simple flat roof repair to a complete flat roof replacement or construction.

Felt roof consist of a three-layer system:

Layer 1 is a 3B felt nailed to the timber decking giving a surface to apply layer 2,

Layer 2 which is a torch on underlay felt followed by layer 3,

Layer 3 which is a torch on mineral top felt.

What is the average life expectancy of a flat roof?

The average life expectancy of a flat roof is around 20 years.

I have water gathering on my roof what should I do?

When you have water sitting on your roof then we can re construct your roof to make sure the water runs away.

A site visit would be the first appropriate stage to discuss your options and then we would prepare a free quote for you with our costings for the project.

Ready to hire a flat roof expert in Fife?

If you are looking to hire a flat roof specialist in the Fife and surrounding areas then we would be happy to speak to you to ensure your roof is completely water-tight.

Call Lauren today on 01592 747047 to arrange a visit.

The timescale for completing a flat roof is usually 2/3 days depending on weather and size of garage.

4 Reasons Why Your Roof Is Leaking

4 Reasons Why Your Roof Is Leaking And What To Do

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Not only is having to stay on top of the weather forecast annoying and impractical, but that one small drip symbolizes a larger roofing issue – and we all know that roofing issues mean an investment of time and money.

Roof leaks are very common and you need to know what to look out for and how to fix it.

Some people think that when they get a roof repair or a complete new roof that it is going to last them 10-15 years, but sometimes that is not the case, especially with the weather that we get. Roof maintenance is key and some customers may not know how to maintain.

This blog will outline causes of rook leaks and how to fix them.

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4 Reasons Why Your Roof Is Leaking

Causes Of Rook Leaks And How To Fix Them

#1 Your Gutters Are Clogged Up

Your gutters are meant to help water travel away from the roof. When a blockage forms and they get clogged, that travel stops. Rainwater will then pool in one area of the roof and have more of an opportunity to seep through cracks.

One way to fix it would be to get up on a ladder and get stuck in there with your hands. The leaves will be clogging up and sticking out, but if not, you should notice the lack of water trickling out of a downspout when raining.

#2 The Flashing Has Cracked

Flashing are thin pieces of metal that are installed under shingles and on the joints of your roof in order to create a water-resistant barrier, which can be concealed or exposed.

If exposed, they will look like long runs of sheet metal and, if concealed, they will have a rubberized coating overtop.

So how do you fix it?

Well lift any shingles out of the way and remove the cracked segment. Gently put a new run of flashing in its place, fasten the new flashing in the same pattern as your old piece using roofing nails. Then, apply a coat of roofing sealant to the nail heads.

#3 You Have Broken Shingles

Since shingles are the exterior layer of a roof, you should be able to identify missing shingles by seeing different-colored patches on your roof. Alternatively, you may find the shingles themselves littering your yard after a heavy storm.

To fix it, simply pull out the damaged shingle, replace it with a new one, and secure it with new nails.

#4 Your Chimney Is Cracked

Wear and tear is the most common cause of a chimney to be cracked. You can also look for holes in the joints where the chimney connects to the roof and also loose flashings.

For a repair, it is ideal that you contact a professional company to handle the repairs.

 

Get Yours Checked Today

We would highly recommend you get your roof checked today in order to make sure your roof is sealed and secured properly to avoid leaks.

It may cost you quite a bit however this is a wise investment we encourage you to make.

 

 

 

5 Top Tips To Prepare Construction Sites For Winter

5 Top Tips To Prepare Construction Sites For Winter

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Yes winter is coming sadly and for construction workers the most important thing is Health and Safety.

And winter means snow, ice and cold temperatures.

For companies like us, we do not shut down for the season so we need to make sure that our working area is safe as possible.

This blog will outline 5 top tips to ensure your sites are safe for winter:

5 Top Tips To Prepare Construction Sites For Winter

5 Top Tips To Prepare Construction Sites For Winter

#1 Prevent Workers From Slipping On Icy Surfaces

At LC Joinery Roofing and Building Work we like to make sure that our workers have the correct footwear for icy conditions.

Have you got the correct footwear for icy conditions?

#2 Operating Vehicles And Equipment Safely

Because we have workers working in areas such as Aberdeen this means they need to travel up there on a weekly basis.

To ensure that they are fit for purpose we make sure that they are stocked up on emergency items like flasks, blankets food and water.

Vehicles are also checked before heading off to make sure that tyres and lights are working to full condition.

#3 Ensuring Structure Of Materials

Winter construction cold-weather operations aren’t just about safety. While most construction tasks can be carried out with enough strategically placed warming equipment, some operations — such as concrete and masonry-related work, painting and drywall finishing — can take much longer and even fail if the proper precautions aren’t taken.

Contractors should follow manufacturers’ guidelines to ensure that the finished product functions as expected.

#4 Keep Track Of Weather Forecast

In Scotland we can get 4 seasons in one day so it’s a good idea to track the weather when heading out to work.

Because we cover all aspects of roofing, this is one area we need to be careful on in the winter.

Roofs can freeze over and make it difficult for repairs/replacements to be carried out.

Monitor the temperature and make sure you know when its safe for workers to be outside.

#5 Review Work Sites Every Day

Before work begins, they should monitor area to make sure it is safe to work.

Things to look out are snow and ice.

Over To You …

We’d love to hear from you.

How do you make sure your sites are safe for winter?

Have you ever had any disaster?

Pop your comments below.

Roofing Cost Guide: How Much Does It Cost For A New Roof?

Roofing Cost Guide | How Much Does It Cost For A New Roof

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This of course is always the first question we get asked when customers ask us to quote for a new roof.

“How much is this going to cost me”

The answer to this question is that it depends, and we take various factors in to consideration when giving you a quote.

Investing in a new roof especially in Scotland, where we do not really get a summer, it is wise to note that price fluctuates on many factors.

Roofing Cost Guide: How Much Does It Cost For A New Roof?

Factors We Consider When Quoting You For A New Roof

Roof size

Type of application

Pitch

Materials

Location

Number of layers

Do you have skylights, chimneys, pipes that need to be addressed in the installation?

There is a lot of time, effort and materials involved in keeping your roof in great condition.

Outlined in this blog are some more in depth prices to give you a more realistic roof installation cost and what is involved in the process.

If you are not looking for a new roof, then it may just be a roof repair you are looking to get done.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Us For Your Roofing Needs 

Roofing Specialists | Roofing Fife | Roofers Fife

It’s possible to keep costs down by shingling over an existing roof, rather than replacing it.

It is a good idea to have your roof and gutters checked once a year so we can assess whether any repairs need doing or, to determine whether the roof needs replaced.

We can look at this for you for free and give you our best estimate and professional advice.

How Do I Get The Best Roofing Price?

It is important that you check with roughly 3 roofing companies to see what they can offer you.

Make sure you ask the company what is driving the prices up – for example scaffolding can be expensive to assemble.

Also material used will determine price range. Are you looking for long-term quality or are you just looking for something to tick you over?

We always recommend quality material and we always use quality materials.

Are You Looking For A New Roof?

Get in touch with us today on 01592 747047.

We make sure you get what you want.

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Us For Your Roof Repairs

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Us For Your Roofing Repair?

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Why should you choose LC Joinery Roofing and Building Work for your roof repair over the rest of roofers in Fife?

There are so many to choose from and this blog post will outline the reasons why LC Joinery Roofing and Building Work are the best for your roofing needs.

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Us For Your Roof Repairs

#1 Been In Business Since 2008

Now you may not think this is a long time, but it is coming up for our 10th year anniversary and in an industry like this, there are a lot of businesses who are in and out every single day.

It is unusal to find a business like ours with the experience and proven record of quality and reliability.

#2 We Have An Excellent Roofing Warranty

Some companies offer warranties as long as their business has been going for, but is it all about that?

No, a guarantee is only as good as the company behind it.

#3 We Do A Final Inspection On Every Job

This may seem straight-forward, but not every company will offer this.

All of our projects are given a final inspection when the job is complete to make sure that both parties are satisfied with the quality of work produced.

#4 Honesty

There are a lot of businesses out there who go chapping on your door to try and sell you a new roof when all you really need is a roof repair.

These people need to be watched.

We will never try and sell you a new roof unless you really need it, as a roof repair is just as good quality.

#5 Our Number One Priority Is You

We want you to love the roof repair you have had done and we want you to recommend us to a neighbour, friendly or family member.

Some companies offer incentives for referring a friend but we do not want to put you under pressure in referring us, if you wish to then we would love that and your referral would be much appreciated.

Workmanship, Quality & Reliability

Those three words mean everything to us.

You can be sure of unmatched workmanship, quality material and reliable service every time you choose us for your roof repair.

Get in contact today on 01592 747047 and we look forward to working with you.

Should You Use A Local Builder Or National Builder? Local VS National Builder

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When you are looking for a builder to carry our a project how do you know which one is right for you?

There are a lot of options to consider when trying to decide weather a local or national builder is better.

This blog post will outline the following

Local builders

National builders

What is the difference

What one is right for you

A key decision in the process of choosing a builder is working out if you would like to work with a local or national one.

So what are the key things you should look out for?

Local Builders VS National Builder: Which One Is Right For You?

Local Builders: Are They The Right Fit For You?

A local builder is normally a small building group of about 10-20 workers.

They mostly carry out work in a local area but some can also cover other parts of the country or perhaps all.

A lot of people find local builders a better option to go with for many reasons:

  • They can start your job quicker as they don’t have as much work on their hands as national builders
  • As they are local you can see some of the jobs they have done yourself and speak to people in your area to get a reference.
  • If there happens to be any issues after the job, they are close by so they can more or less see your job straight away
  • Local builders don’t have as much money going out as national builders so there prices may be more ideal and suit your budget.

National Builders: Are They Right Fit For You?

National builders are bigger building groups and can be anything from 20-100 workers.

They normally cover a whole country or more and again there are many reasons people find national builders a better option to go with such as:

  • Regional and local builders are similarly diverse in their level of options.
  • Larger builders are more likely to have a design centre where you can make your selections, but small builders can usually allow you to see your options on display in a model home or recently completed homes.
  • Regional builders often have a good sense of local design trends and will display them in their models.

Local Builder VS National Builder: What Is The Difference

So you are probably wondering what one is best for you right now, but there are some key considerations you should make when deciding who is the best fit for you.

Local Builder – You Get More Of A Say

National builders typically have established floor plans with set choices.

By working with a local company like LC Joinery Roofing & Building Work, you may have more of a say in the overall design concept.

You can have a greater role in the building process and you may be able to request changes to meet your specific needs.

Accessibility

National builders have local representatives, but ultimately they report to the home office.

With a local builder, the representatives and crew building your home are based nearby.

A local builder like LC Joinery Roofing & Building Work is focused on constructing high-quality homes for residents of Fife, Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.

Local builders rely on happy customers.

Your satisfaction and ability to interact with members of the business is invaluable.

Cost

Yes probably  the most important one for everyone.

Local companies tend to have leaner structures and less redundancy.

On a national level, with more offices and greater payroll, many of the costs built into the construction of your home are necessary to cover overhead.

So What Is Best For You? Local VS National

There are no right or wrong answers here, and you will have your decision for a reason but we’d love to hear from you so

Have you ever worked with a local builder? What was your experience? Did you like it?

In summary, when you work with a local builder this can completely strengthen your relationships within the community, so we would love to hear from you.

Are You Looking For An Approved Local Roofer In Fife?

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When working in the construction  industry, clients need to be aware what companies are approved so they can be at ease when choosing a company to work with.

So how do customers know which companies are approved traders in Fife?

Finding a trust worthy trader may be difficult but at LC Joinery, Roofing and Building work we have the accreditation and skill to complete the job to a very high standard.

If your roof needs fixed or even an emergency repair you can be assured that we can fix it.

This blog will outline the following approved accreditations that we have been recognised for. This includes:

  • Which Trusted Traders
  • Federation Of Master Builders Build
  • The Guild  Of Master Craftsmen

Approved roofing and slating services in Fife.

 

Quality Workmanship That You Can Be Proud Of

Our tradesmen take immense pride in the quality of work. Our customers should not have to compromise on quality or value.

We do not cut corners and this is why we use good quality materials

We are proud of our reputation and enjoy the long lasting relationships with our customers.

We are happy to undertake a wide range of projects from supplying reliable tradesmen for the job.

Which Trusted Trader

Which trusted traders have been testing services like LC Joinery, Roofing and Building Work for over 60 years.

Which Trusted Traders gives you the confidence to choose local reliable traders. So are you looking for a local builder?

As part of this accreditation this means:

  • We are punctual and trust worthy
  • We produce quality work
  • We always stick to the pre arranged quote

As part of this process, we have had assessments involving credit reference and admin checks.

To help you choose the right trader you can view pictures of our work carried out and also read reviews from our recent customers.

Federation Of Master Builders Build Assure

LC Joinery Roofing and Building work are Federation of Master Builders Assure which means:

  • We work to government standards
  • We can offer warranty
  • Our skills have been checked through regular on site inspections
  • Our trading record and financial status has been checked
  • We include insurance and health and safety practices for our customer care

Federation Of Master Builders Build

The Guild Of Master Craftsmen

The Guild Of Master Craftsmen provides the public with skilled local tradesmen you know you can trust.

Being part of The Guild our widely recognised by customers for the following reasons:

  • Demonstrates our skill and experience
  • Stands out from the competition
  • Gives us the reputation in our local area

What Are Our Customers Saying About Us?

LC Joinery Roofing and Building Work have been established for many years and we can safely say we are recognised for the work we do.

See below a list of only some of our testimonials

Testimonials of Approved roofers Fife

“Very good job.

Roofing repairs carried out timely & professionally.”

− Iain, Fife. 21/02/2015

“Fantastic job.

Workers arrived on time, were polite & courteous. Excellent workmanship & very tidy job. No fault at all & would highly recommend the company. Would use the company again.”

− Pearl, Fife. 01/05/2015

“Pitched roof.

Very professional job done. Very pleased with work done by Lee and his team. Would recommend to others. Very efficient service. Would use them again.”

− Which? Trusted Traders Consumer. 16/06/2015

Contact Your Approved Roofer In Fife Today

Hopefully this has given you peace of mind about choosing a reliable approved tradesmen in Fife.

If you are looking for any projects no matter how small or large it is please contact us today on 07773402213 – 01592 652173.

What Areas Do We Cover For Our Roofing Services

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One of the most asked questions we get asked from prospect customers is:

“What areas do you cover for roofing services?”

But we understand, this is a question that we need to answer for our customers.

This blog post will outline what areas we can cover for roofing services.

Roofing Services

Roofing Services Fife

LC Joinery Roofing & Building specialises in all aspects of roofing, with no job too large or small. We are based in Kirkcaldy, Fife and cover Fife, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and the surrounding areas.

We have extensive roofing experience and a wealth of knowledge in the field.

As a team we take pride in our quality roofing work and can offer you free expert advice to evaluate the best option for your individual circumstances.

Our professional services also include converting flat roofs to pitched ones, for a longer lasting solution to felt roofing.

We provide a quality service with the experience and expertise you would come to expect from a well-established company.

Roofing Services Edinburgh

Our roofing work includes the use of natural slate, concrete tiles, artificial slate, clay tiles, second hand tiles and slates for both domestic and commercial properties in Kent and London. Whether it’s an existing roof, extension, conversion or refurbishment, we are the roofing specialists to call.

Our positive reputation throughout Fife, Edinburgh and Aberdeen means we have a strong client base and we are proud to say that most of our roofing projects come from recommendations from previous customers.

Roofing Services Aberdeen

We have an impressive portfolio of many satisfied customers and we would be happy to provide references should you require them.

My team of hard-working individuals ensure quality work is carried out and we aim to provide an excellent level of customer service in all work that we undertake.

As well as our quality roofing services, we also take pride in the little extras, respecting the privacy of your home by being tidy, reliable and courteous.

Our company is also fully covered with employer’s liability and public liability insurance.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of roofing, contact Gary who will be more than happy to provide FREE ADVICE and FREE ESTIMATES.

We feel confident that we can provide a suitable solution to your roofing concerns and if you choose us as your roofing company, we guarantee to provide quality work at competitive rates.

Each project we undertake has the same expert care and attention applied to it, so let us cover your roofing needs and see how impressed you will be with the end result.

If you require any more information, please leave us a comment below.

Roofing Fife: Roof Repair & Services In Fife

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Roofing Maintenance Fife | Roofing Services Fife

Roofing is one of our specialities and we have done hundreds of roofs for customers around Scotland.

Roof repairs in Fife are very common for our customers – in all shapes and sizes.

LC Joinery, Roofing & Building work can accommodate all your roofing requirements, both domestic and trade.

We specialise in the full removal of existing roof and associated materials, followed by the supply and installation of exacting standards of new felts, batons, tiles, gutters and ridgings.

As a sign of our uncompromising approach to quality, we are a members of the Guild of Master Craftsmen.

All our tradesmen are SVQ qualified ensuring they provide an excellent service every time.

Roofing Services Fife

Roofing Services Fife

What Roofing Services Can We Offer You?

There are plenty for sure, what do you need us to do?

Let’s have a look at each roofing service individually:

Roofing Services Fife & Edinburgh

  • Tiling
  • Slating
  • Flat Roofing
  • Felt Roof
  • Rubber Roof
  • Pitched Roof
  • Dormer Roof
  • Single Ply
  • Firestone
  • Onduline
  • Roughcasting
  • Ridges
  • Valley

Guarantees On Our Roofs That We Offer You

We offer full guarantees on all new roofs Fife.

Looking For A New Roof In Fife/Edinburgh/Aberdeen

Give us a call today and we will offer a FREE survey and quote.

Roof specialists fife

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image imageroofing specialists in fife, lc joinery roofing & building work carry out all aspects of roofing fife. We are currently in the finishing stages of stripping a slate roof leven fife and replacing it with marley modern tiles. This week has not been the best for roofers fife with the current weather holding us up and landing us with some roof repairs fife due to leaking roofs through out fife, along with that we have had roof repairs edinburgh to deal with to.

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