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Redefining Roofs: Overcoming Challenges in a Complex Project

Project Overview

With an anticipated completion date set for July 2022, this project took on the ambitious task of completely revamping the existing roof coverings. The objective was to replace them with a new roofing system featuring natural slate, elegantly executed using an efficient hook system. This project was commissioned by a discerning private client who sought to breathe new life into their roofing structure, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality.

The Challenge

The project encountered a unique dual challenge that set it apart. Firstly, the requirement to remove the existing roof coverings coincided with a relentless and unforgiving heatwave. This environmental challenge meant that the project crew had to navigate extreme weather conditions while ensuring the safety and efficiency of their work. Secondly, the presence of asbestos within the existing roofing materials introduced a layer of complexity that demanded rigorous adherence to safety protocols and precision in execution.

To delve deeper into these challenges, it is crucial to grasp the intricacies of working under a heatwave. The scorching temperatures posed not only health and safety risks to the crew but also operational challenges, which called for innovative solutions to ensure the project’s success.

Simultaneously, the removal of asbestos necessitated a meticulous approach. This hazardous material required specialized handling, removal, and disposal procedures to ensure the safety of the crew and the protection of the environment. Addressing both these challenges demanded careful planning and execution.

The Solution

In response to these formidable challenges, the project team devised a multifaceted solution that demonstrated their adaptability and problem-solving prowess. The project timeline was strategically adjusted to ensure an early start, enabling the crew to work during the cooler morning hours and minimize their exposure to the scorching midday heat. This proactive approach played a vital role in mitigating the adverse effects of the heatwave and ensuring the well-being of the crew.

Moreover, the team maintained an unwavering focus on crew well-being throughout the project. Adequate shade, hydration, and regular breaks were provided to safeguard their health and optimize their performance under challenging conditions.

Simultaneously, when it came to dealing with asbestos, strict safety measures and removal protocols were adhered to meticulously. The hazardous material was removed and disposed of following the highest safety standards, ensuring the protection of the crew and the surrounding environment.

As a testament to their dedication and resourcefulness, the project was not only completed on time but also left the private client thoroughly satisfied. This punctual and successful project delivery confirmed the team’s ability to conquer complex challenges while safeguarding the well-being of the crew and ensuring the safety of all involved. By the designated completion date in July 2022, the project had achieved its goal, offering a revitalized, stylish, and secure roofing solution to the delighted client.

Project Information


Longburton, Somerset


Re-Roofing, Guttering-Facias, Roofing-Repairs, Chimney-Works, Surveys, Tiling-Slating

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