As owners of traditional Cotswold properties will know, the maintenance and repair of a stone roof can be costly and where the slates are badly laminated and decayed, the issue of replacement arises.
Quite often as much as 40-50% of the roofs tile will be unusable so there are two main options available: Either find suitable reclaimed slates to match and make good or re-roof with new materials.
Commonly, the decision comes down to cost and, unless restricted by planning, the stone tiles are sold with the money generated going towards new, mass-produced materials such as concrete or imported slates. At Winchcombe Reclamation, we try our upmost to conserve as much of this traditioanl material as possible: painstakingly re-dressing the secondhand stone tiles that come into stock to make them usable once more.
We are specialist suppliers of Cotswold stone roofing slate with great knowledge of this material and its application and stock stone tiles in large quantities with good runs of suitable ridge to suit.
Our approach may be slightly different to other suppliers. Rather than selling the stone slates as they come off a roof (mixed sizes / varied quality) our stock is hand sorted, measured, re-drilled if needed and re-dressed ready for use. This means that we work on little to no waste and generate less labour for the roofer, preventing them from having to spend time sorting through a mixed cage to measure what tiles they have on site.
We can supply just the tiles that you need whether it is for a small repair job or a complete re-roof and a free site visit and consultation will enable us to provide a full quote for your project. A schedule is provided with all larger orders and these are boxed up, measured and clearly labelled.
We also purchase Cotswold stone tiles that are due to be removed, stripping the roof ourselves if required.