One of our ongoing building projects is a cottage in a lovely part of rural Lancashire. The owners have been very keen to keep a lot of the older traditional features wherever possible married with the more modern necessities for today’s living. One example is they wanted to keep as much of the old traditional stone slate roof as possible and if anyone has had a close look at an old stone roof, they will notice that the stone slates are not all uniform in size. They can be very varied in shape and thickness. Not a problem for our experienced team of builders who have the knowledge and capability of working with many of the older traditional building methods and materials. They are also doing a substantial amount of lead-work and even installing a septic tank!
These older methods of working can be classed as an art as well as a skill and it is essential that anyone wishing to maintain a building like this employs a firm with proven experience.
Of course as with any reputable building firm, we are bang up to date with all the latest methods and materials, along with all the relevant training and experience. This particular project also involved an extended part of the roof being covered in a firestone roofing material. Very a la mode! The pictures show some of the work in progress.