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Kirbs

Disguise a flat roof

The flat roof covering on the utility room needs replacing badly but I dont have the funds at the moment. I need to disguise its condition if possible as I have a valuer coming shortly with regards to my re-mortgage. I was thinking of shingle type stones or bark chips. Needs to be something that wont blow away or be too heavy. Any suggestions & where to buy.
Ta  
Hawkeye

you cant really disguise it, if the decking is solid maybe plywood and not chipboard your local builders merchant should stock 'Torch on' roofing felt which as the name suggests comes with pitch on it and you apply heat to it with a gas torch and roll it out, if you know someone with a bit of knowhow to do it. If i lived nearer to you i would do it for you , i have been doing flat and slate roofs for nearly thirty years so ive got a good idea by now,  good luck
Kirbs

Thanks HE (I take it "close to paradise" isnt anywhere near Bedfordshire then   )
MrsWW

But it could be a busman's holiday for Mr and Mrs HE to your area to meet some fellow OTGers?
Hawkeye

i should change it to 'in paradise' really we live on the beautiful Llyn peninsular in North Wales only a stones throw from Bodger actually.The busmans holiday is a good idea unfortunately not possible at the moment if you could wait till next year i might be able to do something  
green man

Phone up for a quote to have it repaired if that is all you can afford,- can it be seen without a ladder?
Bazzer

Quote:
Phone up for a quote


No need to phone. Here's one now.

Henry V. Act III, Scene I.

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'
Kirbs

Bazzer wrote:
Quote:
Phone up for a quote


No need to phone. Here's one now.

Henry V. Act III, Scene I.


Good grief !!!!!!  


It can be seen from the back bedroom window and unfortunately the clematis isnt growing quick enough to cover it  

The top layer has blistered, it doesnt leak just looks really naff, I doubt if it could be repaired in those areas.
Eschra

Why not advise the valuer that it is watertight for now, but you already noted that it will need repairing shortly and that you are currently getting advice on the most appropriate way to get it replaced to a high standard

It would show you take the upkeep seriously!!! And normally they should only devalue the house on that basis if the roof is already causing concern in regard to damp, leaking etc.

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