. Roofing | General Builders | Helensburgh | Neil Crawford & Sons Ltd

Tiled RoofingRoofing

 

We are happy to come and visit your home and view your roof to give you advice and a quote.

 

Slating

 

Many general builders simply see a slate as a roof covering.  At NCS we know that your slate roof can be more than that.  Ronnie Crawford has a particular passion for slates.  It dismays our team to see historic and period buildings re-roofed with inferior tiles or a cheap and poor quality slate.  Scottish slates and Welsh slates differ.  Spanish slate varies too.  In helping you with your issues we will bring 50 years experience to the table.  There isn’t much about slates we don’t know.  Our gallery of works gives a flavour for the types of work we do.  Whilst we are delighted to help with “jobbing repairs” and annual maintenance contracts we pride ourselves as being the leading expert in the area on restoration and replacement of Victorian roofing.  The west of Scotland Victorians had deep pockets and access to some of the finest materials in the world.  However, after over 100 years many of the roofs are well past their best, with nail sickness leading to loss of slates and, ultimately, water ingress and decay.  Whilst an old roof can usually be maintained there is always a point at which a new slate roof is the right answer.  We are here to offer a high quality and reasonably priced answer.  We are rarely the cheapest, never the most expensive but we certainly believe we are the one firm you can trust to get it right first time.  We also offer a specialised service in leadwork – both the humdrum chimney head lead and the specialist ornamental guttering featured on many notable buildings from the late 1800s.  We are happy to help.

 

Roof Maintenence Work

Tiling

 

The west of Scotland has one of the wettest climates in Europe (or so it seems).  Many modern tiled roofs are reaching an age where maintenance and replacement is appropriate.  Whether you have lost a ridge tile in a storm or your roof has more serious problems, call us for a discussion about your needs.

 

Flat Roofs

 

Whilst it is a mystery to most of us why anybody would invent a flat roof in the west of Scotland, they have certainly created additional income for our firm over the years.  A badly maintained or repaired flat roof will cause problems year after year.  We offer the highest quality of workmanship and will work within the practicalities of a flat surface to guarantee you the least trouble and a leak free winter. We offer a range of options from basic garage felt roofs to top quality lead flat roofs.