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February 8, 2018

Roofing Problems

Filed under: United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 12:32 pm

Roofing Problems – It is the fear of all home owners that at some point their roof will be damaged beyond repair and need replacing. Now this is going to be an expensive undertaking if you need to do it, so you should make all precautions over time to keep your roof in a good state of repair. Unforeseen accidents can of course happen and windy weather conditions, lightening strikes and falling trees can cause problems with your roof that are beyond a simple repair. If this happens to you then you will have to find yourself a decent roofer who you can trust to carry out the work in a confident manner. This type of work needs to be done properly if you are to avoid further problems later on, and of course water leaking through your roof can cause huge problems inside the house. Try to get recommendations from people you know and study online reviews so that you can avoid cowboy roofers. Long established roofing companies in your local area should normally be the best bet, but in any case get several quotes before deciding which roofing contractor to use.

September 27, 2017

Do You Need Scaffolding

Filed under: DIY,England,Scotland,Services — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:33 pm

Do You Need Scaffolding? When you are having work done on the outside of your house, you will normally need to put up some scaffolding to make a safe working environment for the tradesmen doing the work. Having a scaffolding put up also makes the area around the work, safer for yourself and your family, because you never know when a tool or lump of building material is going to drop from above, and you really do not want that landing on your (or your child’s) head. If you live on a main road and the scaffolding is likely to encroach onto the pavement of the main road, you will need to get special permission from the local council. Any respectable scaffolding company will help you with this and get the necessary permissions for you. The type of scaffolding that you need will depend on the work being done, and it may be that you only need a simple scaffold tower, which can be moved around to wherever you need it. If the roof is being repaired or replaced you are probably going to need a much bigger scaffold and in this instance a tower will simply not be sufficient. Contact your local scaffolding company and ask their advice regarding what type of scaffolding you need for your job.

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