Heritage Slate Repair - The Church of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima in Cork, Ireland
Job Location: Shanakiel Rd, Sunday’s Well, County Cork, Ireland
Roofing Services: Heritage Roofing, Slate Repair
A few months ago Robert was invited to Cork in Ireland to partially repair a slate roof. The Church of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima in Sunday’s Well really is a stunning building packed with loads of history.
Built in 1875 and consecrated in 1879. The Church of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, formerly Saint Mary’s, is a Gothic Revival church which occupies a prominent position on Shanakiel Road. Interestingly, it changed use from a Church of Ireland church to Roman Catholic. Designed by W.H. Hill, architectural quality is apparent in the scale, form, features and materials used in its construction. Francis Wise donated more than £6,000 towards the building fund. The combination of snecked limestone and ashlar dressings provides interesting textural detail. The artistic execution of the carved detailing on the exterior, especially in the door surround, enhances this imposing church.
The slates on the roof are known as random Blue Bangor slates. Bangor Blues are widely recognised throughout the roofing industry as the finest material to provide roof covering also known as natural Welsh slate. The reputed lifespan of a Bangor Blue slate is up to 500 years.
Roof Repair Contracts For Lidl's UK
Client Name: Lidl’s UK
Job Location: Thornton Heath, London
Roofing Services: Roof Repair
No job is too big or too small for Gecko Roofing. We can proudly say we are the appointed repairers for Lidl’s UK. It all began when a Lidl’s in our local area had problems with their ducts and roofers they had previously hired unfortunately failed to fix the issue. Then they found us. We had 8 hand crafted, custom ‘duct flashings’ made and fitted them to ensure a great resilience to water penetration all with a 10 Year Guarantee. Problem solved! We also localised some broken tiles scattered around the roof and made two bespoke diamond shapes with the new German imported tiles. Safe to say this job was a milestone for us here at Gecko Roofing and we can’t wait to get stuck in to the next project.
Roof Restoration Project
Client Name: Marc Voigt
Job Location: Addiscombe, South London
Roofing Services: Lead Flashing & Rendering
This was in dire need of salvaging before the walls needed to be rebuilt. We managed to save the client a heap of money restoring the parapet walls with very high satisfaction, the quality speaks for itself. 20 Year Guarantee.
Client Name: Cedric Alfonso
Job Location: Tottenham, North London
Roofing Services: Re-Roofing
A great job completed, one of the happiest customers we have had as he has been stung by previous builders quite badly. This roof has very old clays that were at the end of their lifespan causing damage internally. There was never a membrane installed and expanding foam was everywhere. What a finish! Includes a 20 Year Guarantee.
Flat Roof Repair Project
Originally this roof had leaks in various places and it was clear a new roof was necessary. We removed all of the old felt and managed to salvage the deck making the job a lot more affordable. As you can see this turned out very well and came with a 10 Year Guarantee.
Most of these local communities do not have a lot of support from councils so now we donate money to help them grow.
Roof & Chimney Repair Project
This project involved several aspects of chimney repairs. It involved the removal of old cement fillets and broken tiles, replacing them with 6″ zinc soakers and 9″ Code 4 lead for the front and sides, 18″ Code 4 lead for the back box gutter. Additionally, we plugged pointed and patinated them to ensure longevity and provided 20 year guarantee.
The mortar on the ridge in certain areas had perished which required cleaning. Thereafter, we re-pointed it with the correct mix of bonded cement for which we provided a 10 year guarantee.
Low Pitched Roofing Project
Despite being rejected by many other roofers, we took up the challenge of making this dream become a reality. For what seemed impossible to many others, our specialists in low pitched roofing managed to complete this project successfully.
The tiles requested were almost impossible to be placed at the specified angle. Nevertheless, we managed to give it a perfect finish by designing a roof underneath these tiles.
Garage Roof Conversion Project
Client Name: Richard and Eileen
Job Location: Croydon, South London
Roofing Services: Flat Roofing
Flat Roof Overhaul Project