Redesigning and Rebuilding an Improperly Pitched Roof
The producer of Channel 5’s Cowboy Builders programme approached us to discuss a property that a local builder had left unfinished.
The roof had been finished but wasn’t the correct pitch and it didn’t comply with the local planning authority approval.
The whole of the lean to roof at the rear of the property had to be taken back off, including all roof tiles and the Velux windows.
Once the whole roof was exposed we could start to redesign it, get the right trusses ordered to achieve the right pitch and plan the re-build.
The following week the trusses were delivered to site and the re-build task began. We only had five days to get the timber work completed due to the ‘reveal date’ getting closer and the owners moving back in.
Edward Robinson series producer for Cowboy Builder told us
With the ‘reveal date’ only a few days away, we knew we needed to get the roof on and sealed in so as the works inside the property could be started and not held up.
However, redesigning the roof and getting the timber roof trusses made and delivered to site was proving difficult in the time span we had. As a result we decided to speak with one or two other building contractors and that’s when we came across Apple Solutions.
After the first initial site meeting with John his team and the local building inspector, it was clear that John would be able to advise us on the design which would give the correct pitch needed, and most of all, rebuild the roof in the time scale we had.
Once John’s team started work everything went quickly, smoothly and most importantly, without any hassle or major disruption.
Now the roof is finished it’s the right pitch and it complies with local authority planning approval. The revealing was on time and the owner of the property was truly happy.
We couldn’t have been happier with the level of service and the quality of workmanship John and his team have done for us and we will be more than happy to use John on future projects.