What to expect from quality building contractors in St Albans and Harpenden

Understandably, some people can be reticent when employing the services of a building firm. The numerous scare stories of rip-off merchants and inferior quality work give the industry, in most cases, an undeserved and unwelcome reputation. At Stanleys Roofing and Building, we uphold the ethos that the customer is paramount, so we will always thoroughly discuss your requirements before supplying you with a fair quotation for an honest day’s work. Below we will present our primary services for roofing, patios and driveways in St Albans and Harpenden.

Expert roofing in St Albans and Harpenden

We can carry out all manner of roofing in Harpenden to an exceptional standard. £1million liability insurance guarantees all of our work, should anything out of the ordinary occur. Through our services in the local area, we receive a lot of work through customer recommendations thanks to our value for money offer. The main roofing jobs we undertake include:

  • Roof replacements and repair – If you have a leaking roof, or if the shingles have torn and are beyond repair your roof may need replacing. We will conduct a thorough assessment before advising the level of work required. We can quote for roofing in St Albans for pitched or flat roofs, no matter the size of the project. We also provide a roof cleaning service to avoid the build-up of mould and moss.
  • Tiles – As part of our services for roofing in Harpenden, we can supply any roofing tile and also repair them. We can replace and repoint ridge tiles, chimney stacks and beds, and roof valley channels. We will always attempt to repair existing tiles before considering a replacement.
  • Guttering, soffit and fascia – Blocked guttering can have a damaging effect on roofs. Gathering water can lead to the development of mould that can penetrate shingles and sheathing. We can clear or replace blocked downpipes and guttering to ensure rainwater runs into the correct channels. We also supply and fit uPVC soffits and fascias to protect against weathering and keep your roof in good condition.

Quality driveways in St Albans and Harpenden

The driveway of a property, whether commercial or domestic, can have a lasting impact on peoples impressions. An untidy driveway, with cracked tarmac or broken block paving, can detract from the appearance of a property. At Stanleys Roofing and Building, we deliver high-quality driveways in Harpenden using several different methods and materials.

  • Tarmac – Traditional and used universally, a tarmac driveway is an excellent approach to creating long-lasting and clean looking driveways in St Albans. Tarmac can withstand the weight of multiple vehicles, and we can lay it by hand or machine, depending on the access to the area.
  • Block paving – We have laid block paving for many driveways in Harpenden. It delivers an attractive, robust and durable driveway that is easy to maintain. The layout of block paving is almost unlimited, with many variants of colour and designs available. We can work with you to conceive a look that will complement your property, and possibly add value to it.

In addition to tarmac and block paving, we can also construct driveways using gravel, sandstone, shingles and concrete. As experienced and multi-skilled builders, we will rectify any problems concerning drainage.

Outstanding patios in St Albans

A patio is a marvellous way to create functional outdoor spaces in your garden. Having a patio can provide options for your garden that may not be viable with a lawn. They can provide a stable surface for garden furniture for when you have gatherings, or even as a base for a hot tub.

We can use the same materials for laying a patio as we do for driveways. Block paving is a popular method for creating patios because of their appearance and ability to construct bespoke looks.

Why choose Stanleys Roofing and Building?

We are a building firm that offers a comprehensive ‘one-stop-shop’ for all of your building requirements. All of our employees are highly-skilled and trained, and we never use sub-contractors for any aspect of our work. We work with care, diligence and professionalism to ensure that all of our customers are wholly satisfied. For more information on how we can deliver outstanding building work for your property, contact us today.

Stanleys Roofing & Building Provides Roofing Services for St Albans

Stanleys Roofing & Building provides roofing services in St Albans and the surrounding areas, covering buildings of all kinds and construction, from homes and businesses to civic buildings, churches and schools.

Our team of roofers is well qualified and able to carry out any work needed on your roof. We have expertise in flat roofing systems, as well as standard pitched and tiled roofs.

Chimneys: Our services include repairs to chimneys; re-pointing chimney stacks and re-bedding chimney pots.

Guttering and downpipes: We can replace and clear guttering and downpipes, ensuring the effective removal of water away from your house.

Tiles: We supply and replace standard and ridge tiles. Clay and slate supplied.

Flat roofs: Our roofers can undertake re-felting and re-batten flat roofs, as well as install newer roofing systems.

Other Roofing Services

We supply and fit upvc fascias and soffits, clean roofs and conducts regular health checks for you roof.

When a flat roof at a local clinic started to leak, the building manager called Stanleys Roofing & Building. Our technician spotted a problem with the seal around a sky-light, which is a very common problem, and after considering our quote the customer agreed the work. The repair was relatively simple: we replaced the flashing, which had been affected by wear and tear, and advised the manager that she needed to keep the roof free of debris so that water would drain away properly.

Customers benefit from our efficient approach to small repairs and problem solving – we like to get these sorted ASAP, just as you do. More often than not a faulty roof can be mended with a spot repair that won’t cost a fortune and may prevent further damage in the long run.

Get in touch with Stanleys Roofing & Building for any roofing job in St Albans; our team will welcome your call and are happy to talk through your roofing needs.
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When should I replace my flat roof?

A flat roof is different from pitched roofs. They give a modern, minimalist feel to your home and if built properly, their composition prevents water coming into the home.

If you have a flat roof and are wondering when you should you replace it, these points may help:

  • If made from GRP, the chances are that it will last for over 20 years.
  • If it is made from traditional materials like, Asphalt or felt, then it is more likely that you will need to inspect and maintain it properly. Even with regular upkeep, you will need to replace your roof more quickly than GRP.

Here are some basic things to look out for to see if your roof needs replacing. (Always seek professional help).

Before winter
There is nothing worse than winter arriving and you notice your flat roof has problems. During autumn some flat roofs can be damaged and it is a good idea to inspect your roof regularly to prevent emergency work. Winter gives us the most damaging weather your roof will have to endure, so if your current flat roof won’t withstand upcoming conditions, its time to ask the professionals for a replacement quote.

Large rips and tears in the material
Tears and holes can lead to more serious and expensive problems further down the line. If the damage is slight, a repair may suffice but on the other hand if more extensive a replacement would be advised.

The cost of constant maintenance on a roof can become expensive when you factor in both labour and materials. So if your roof is in need of regular repair work the money is better used towards a new roof.

Extensive pooling of water
This is a tell tale sign that a flat roof may be in need of attention, those pools of water should drain away or problems may occur. A Roof slope can be used to add a pitch to your roof which can eliminate the problem of roof pools or alternatively different materials.

If you have any questions, or if you are interested in flat roof replacement, please feel free to contact us.