Guttering Repair Tips
Gutters

Guttering Repair Tips

One of the most useful improvements in house construction in recent years has been the widespread use of plastic gutters and downpipes, which need virtually no maintenance or decoration and which are easy to install and remove. Their predecessors, mainly cast iron, can corrode away, and once cracked or broken can be difficult to repair….

How To Do Roofing Repairs
Roofs

How To Do Roofing Repairs

As with repairs to chimney stacks, only the competent and confident handyman should attempt roof repairs. Safety is even more important in this case, since you will be working on the roof slope without even a friendly chimney stack to hold on to. Roof ladders are essential unless the repair needed is within easy reach…

Gutters

Gutter Repairs

Gutters are intended to collect water from a roof and take it to downpipes. These may meet at funnel-shaped containers, called hoppers, and from here the water flows down to a drain. A surprising amount of other debris is washed down with the water and hoppers may become choked with nests and growing plants. Before…

Alterations to pitched roofs
Roofs

Alterations to pitched roofs

In certain circumstances it may be possible to convert the roof space into a room. This, of course, needs Local Authority consent, as it involves structural alterations as well as altering the appearance of the building. Normally, planning approval is nec- essary only for dormer windows inserted in the roof structure in the front elevation…