A small development comprising of just 30 homes is now part of the picturesque village of Old Stratford in Milton Keynes.
Morris Roofing and Leadworks is an established but expanding roofing contractor based in Bletchley, covering Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. As members of the NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) they offer quality service from inception to completion.
Morris Roofing and Leadworks were chosen for the installation of the slate and clay tile roofs on the Abbey Mill Homes project, incorporating three Danelaw dry fix products.
‘Dry fix’ are mechanically fixed products offering a mortarless application. The NHBC have recognised the advantages of mortarless dry fix products and encourage their use to reduce the risk of incurring future remedial works due to mortar failure. BS 5534 Code of practice for slating and tiling and NHBC require that all ridge and hip tiles now be mechanically fixed.
Danelaw CON6+ is a universal dry fix ridge and hip system, and was used on all the ridges. The patented gasket adds flexibility and allows compatibility with most commonly available ridge and hip tile profiles, including baby ridges.
The other products used were the original dry fix valley trough for the clay tile roofs and the open valley trough on the slate roofs. Both made from GRP, providing secure drainage for inclined roof valleys. The dry fix tile valley trough design eliminates the need for counter battens and special eaves closure pieces.
GRP products also offer advantages over traditional materials such as lead. They are simple and quick to install, have substantially lower costs than lead, no value to the thief, are thermally stable and have no harmful run-off or staining.
Lee Morris, Director of Morris Roofing and Leadworks and The Roofing Centre in Bletchley said ‘Danelaw products used on this project were easy to install and gave us peace of mind knowing that quality products were used in conjunction with the ten year guarantee we offer’.