Grant Avenue

Our Projects

Listed Building
Grant Avenue, Colinton


The homeowner contacted Advanced Roofing for a free estimate.

Following an inspection by Alan Dall, the agreed works were to renew the roof tiling and coverings to exactly match the existing.

The work was completed on budget and on time.

Roof Assessment

We were contacted by the homeowner after a recommendation by another client. Advanced Roofing were requested to carry out an inspection and survey of their ornate tiled roof that had been continually failing.

Alan Dall carried out the roof assessment and it became clear that a full re-tile was required as the existing clay tiles were failing.

The Roofing Works in Action

Once the project costs have been accepted Scott Fyfe begins planning and coordinating the project including the start dates, material and scaffold orders and also allocating labour specific to the job.

We started work on site by erecting scaffold to all elevations in accordance with health and safety guidelines. We took particular care not to damage the newly refurbished lower roof area.

We completely removed all existing defective roof tiles and battens including all lead flashings to mansard, chimneys, dormers and ornate halfits and bay window.

It was imperative that the new tiles matched the existing as stated by Edinburgh City Council Planning Department, due to the buildings listed status. We sourced tiles to give an identical finish although we recommended a dry fix ridge system to give a striking finish to a potentially difficult prospect.

A failed GRP system was detected to the front entrance porch roof together with porous brick coping. The GRP was removed and a new plywood decking with quality lead sheet was applied incorporating a bigger box sump and career emergency overflow. The porous brickwork was completely encapsulated in lead clinked sheet all to Lead Sheet Association Standards.

At Advanced Roofing we sourced all materials for this roof to match exactly as the original roof. With one exception introducing a maintenance free dry ridge system to replace the old constantly failing mortar system.

Ornate leadwork was introduced to the timber dormer halfits.

The failing Glass Reinforced Fibre (GRP) roof coverings were replaced with ornate leadwork to front porch together with a capping piece to completely encapsulate problem brick capping all strictly to LSA standards.

Reharling took place to the centre communal chimney.

The project was completed within the originally quoted timeline.

Client Testimonial

Our client has kindly reviewed our work on the Trusted Trader site.  Click to view the Trusted Trader site.

Follow Us

Fettes College

Iconic Heritage

Ramsay Gardens

Old Town

Grant Avenue


Hermits & Termits

St Leonards Street

Park Road


Trade Accreditations