Over the years slating and other roofing work has steadily become a larger part of our business. It now accounts for around 50% of our annual turnover. We are kept particularly busy with slate patching work on high, steep, and awkward church roofs. We also carry out full strip and reslate jobs on all manner of roofs high and low.
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Slate patching on a domestic roof in Edinburgh
Slate patching on St. Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. We are using a combination of steeplejack ladders and abseil ropes for access.
A small strip and reslate on Earlshall Castle in Leuchars, Fife. Here we are finishing off the lime mortar skew around the new slate work.
Getting near the top of a pitch during a full strip and reslate contract just off the High Street in Edinburgh.
The above pitch after we finished and removed the access.
Slate patching an awkward dormer.
Steeplejack access techniques are very useful for slate patching. This section of roof is above a high valley at Hawthornden Castle near Rosewell and Bonnyrigg.
It would have been very expensive to get a scaffold up here for traditional slating contractors. We were able to deal with this area of roof in a days work.
Patching on a very large slate patching job in Perth.
Another picture taken at Perth.
Slate patching a large roof in Edinburgh city centre.
A similar slate patching contract to the one above – this one is in the West of Scotland.