- Roof quotes – Reasonable?
Just got a quote for some roof work that if like to check for consistency from the STW crew:
It’s a Normal/typical two up two down mid terrace house with bathroom on the end of the kitchen.
1) Bathroom – Complete Re-roof/cover with 3 layers. New boarding,fascia boards, guttering and down pipe. Everything removed and disposed of. £650
2) Main roof – Front aspect only
Supply scaffolding, remove all tiles and replace existing felt and battens with new. Relay tiles.
Supply and dress code 4 300mm lead to chimney,rebed ridge and point smooth. Clear site on completion.
3) Large shed/double garage (6x4m roughly)
Remove existing felt, new treated battens to external edges, fit aris to edges, 1 layer 2mm HP bonded underlay, 1 layer 4mm mineral cap sheet.
Are these any good?Posted 4 years ago
Agree sounds either a) very good or b) suspiciously cheap. Do you know the firm, are they a recommendation etc? If not beware the tradesperson that gives a looky looky good price.
Also, have you factored in Building Control – it may not bother you but even for a new roof technically you should have building control sign off the work.
Cost us about £600 and as we are looking to sell in the next couple of years we went with it as it is something that may (should) be picked up by the buyer’s solicitor and without it can cause issues.
To be fair I think a lot of people don’t bother but worth pointing out.
Danny BPosted 4 years ago
The main terrace is just normal tiles. The other roofs are just normal flat roofs covered with felt.
The main roof has a leak we suspect is from the ridge /chimney but the felt is also perishing badly so needs replacing. The lead work is also shabby sticky type foil which looks like it was a quick fix about 15 years ago….
It is a firm recommended by my builder neighbour, he said he was very good and very reasonable.
Just checked the paperwork, it’s an Estimate rather than quote. Might have to get him to sign off on the prices and descriptions of the work he described to me.Posted 4 years ago
To be fair we did have quite a lot of work done on the roof – huge dorma windows rebuilt and reglazed etc and the insulation on them needed checking etc.
Don’t think we were stiffed re: BC – we saw the bills and the roofer I would recommend to anyone. In fact he was so good that the people in the house behind us came round to get his number as they saw what a good job he did and he ended up doing 3 or 4 more houses round us.
As I say, most people don’t bother and I perfectly understand this but if you are planning to sell in the near future it is worth considering to prevent any problems come the conveyancing.
Think it cost us £4500 for a complete reroof, new dormas either side and both over 2m wide, new glazing for the said dormas, scaffold etc. We live in mid-ish sized Victorian terrace.
We did have a couple of quotes the right side of £4k but as I say this guy was utterly reliable and did a 1st class job and would happily recommend him to anyone in the Sheffield area.
Danny BPosted 4 years agosimmySubscriber
Does sound cheap.
I got a 3 level scaffold for the full length of gable on my semi for £500 with permit at mates rates last year so the scaffold even on a terrace, will be a few hundred quid at full rates.
Get a few more quotes but keep quiet about the first one and see what happens.Posted 4 years ago
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