Hermits & Termits

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Hermits & Termits, St Leonards Street


Advanced Roofing worked with Benjamin Tindall, architect and main contractor to renovate this prestigious historic building.

The historic five bay mansion was built circa 1734 and required renewal of roof coverings.

The work was completed on budget and on time.

Roof Assessment

We were contacted by architect Benjamin Tindall to carry out a complete renewal of roof coverings.

Alan Dall carried out the roof assessment and found that the slated needed replacing.

We are privileged to work on some of Edinburgh’s most recognisable heritage buildings. Our objective is to refresh these buildings with maintenance and repairs to bring them back to their original state. We strictly use authentic traditional materials that would have been used in the initial build.

The overall project is managed by Scott Fyfe who coordinates the various elements including start dates, material and scaffold orders as well as allocating labour specific to the job to ensure the project runs smoothly.

The Roofing Works in Action

Following an accepted estimate fellow director Scott Fyfe begins
We began work by completely stripping and re-slating the entire property.

With a recognisable building such as Hermits & Termits it is important to us that the slates match the existing roof sympathetically. This was also one of the clients’ stipulations that not only Scotch slate be used but also size, texture and colour were to be carefully matched to the existing slate. We worked tirelessly to source a fantastic second hand Scotch slate that indeed matched the existing slates in colour, size and texture properties.

Leadwork was renewed to all junctions including a soaker/reinforced lime render system to all skews. All leadwork was carried out strictly to Lead Sheet Association standards.

Once the existing slates were removed it became necessary to also replace the timber sarking to the entire roof as it was completely decayed.

The existing ornate concrete ridges had become defective over time too. These ornate ridges were designed and manufactured in concrete to replicate the existing defective ridges. This created a sympathetic finish to this fantastic project.

The roofing work was completed to the quoted time and costs.

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