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Remember the Winter of 2014 - Get Roof Smart this Winter

Posted by Trevor Martin, TM Roofing & Building, Fleet, Hampshire on 8 December 2014

Remember the Winter of 2014?  Get Roof Smart this Winter
Get Your Gutter Clearance and Roof Inspections done BEFORE any bad weather arrives
We all hope that whatever is in store for us in 2015, it won’t be a repeat performance of the extreme weather we endured in the early months of 2014. 
12 major storms hit the UK between December 2013 and February 2014, the stormiest period the UK has experienced for more than 20 years.  Throughout this period, the phones at TM Roofing were ringing off the hook.  Our staff worked tirelessly to respond to all enquiries, most of which were the result of storm damage to roofs or chimneys.  We have calculated that we received the same amount of enquiries between January to March 2014 as we had in the previous 10 months!
Hampshire and Surrey were hit pretty hard.  Homes and businesses suffered flooding as well as tree damage and structural building damage.  Many had water pouring in where their roofs had disappeared, from a single ridge tile lost to thousands of tiles missing.  Chimney stacks and walls that had never been a problem before, were now leaking like a dripping tap due to the unprecedented amount of continuous rain that fell.
What a start to the year!  We were mopping up the damage for another six months and what we achieved during this time was a result of TM Roofing’s hard working employees; from our brilliant support team in the office, to the guys on the roofs who worked in extremely challenging conditions, all extending their working day and working most weekends too.  It took until the middle of June before the phones noticeably slowed down and the enquiries changed from “can you help” to “I’m thinking of doing …”
So let’s get smart this winter – get your gutters and downspouts clear of leaves and debris to ensure your drain outlets don’t dam up and overflow as this can result in a loosening of the gutters as well as the pooling water causing wood to rot and sheet-metal ones to rust.
Roof inspections will highlight any preventative maintenance that is required on the roof, chimney stacks or fascias.
TM Roofing & Building are an established company in Fleet, Hampshire who offer excellent levels of service and high quality craftsmanship.  If you would like a roof inspection, or roof maintenance works undertaken, please call 01252 851719 to book a No Obligation inspection.  For further information on the services offered by TM Roofing & Building, please visit www.tmroofing.com

We all hope that whatever is in store for us in 2015, it won’t be a repeat performance of the extreme weather we endured in the early months of 2014. 

12 major storms hit the UK between December 2013 and February 2014, the stormiest period the UK has experienced for more than 20 years.  Throughout this period, the phones at TM Roofing were ringing off the hook.  Our staff worked tirelessly to respond to all enquiries, most of which were the result of storm damage to roofs or chimneys.  We have calculated that we received the same amount of enquiries between January to March 2014 as we had in the previous 10 months!

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#Fleetweek 24th - 30th November 2014

Posted by Trevor Martin, TM Roofing and Building, Fleet Hampshire on 22 November 2014

#Fleetweek is a bi-annual event organised by Welcome to Fleet which celebrates Fleet Business.  We are delighted to be taking part in this week's #Fleetweek and hope you can join us in celebrating the best of business in Fleet.

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The Renovation of Albury Park Mansion

Posted by Trevor Martin, TM Roofing & Building, Fleet Hampshire on 2 October 2014

Trevor Martin Developments Ltd – Albury Park Restoration
The 3 year restoration of Albury Park Mansion
        
In 2011, Trevor Martin Developments Ltd was awarded the renovation, roofing and building works required to restore and convert Albury Park Mansion at Albury near Guildford, a spectacular Grade II** listed stately home steeped in history.  The task was to convert this glorious mansion house into twelve luxurious apartments that exude style, splendour and craftsmanship.
Phase one of the renovation required strategic demolition and cut-through of walls and ceilings.  Great care was taken to salvage such items as tiles, bricks, stone and cornices for future use whilst ensuring the Tudor and Victorian exterior and the 63 Gothic brick chimneys were protected.
Early 2012 saw the start of the roofing works.  The main roof was stripped and investigation work begun.  During this year, all 63 chimney stacks were renovated and re-pointed, roof tiles were salvaged and reused and replaced with new Keymer tiles and felt roofs were replaced with traditional lead roofs.
By summer of 2012, with roofing works progressing well, the focus moved to the stonework repairs, exterior restoration, ground works and renovation of the Mews section.  One of the biggest challenges the TM team faced was to alter and renovate the building sympathetically with period history, but with the guidance of interior design experts, the goal of restoring this magnificent listed building to its former glory whilst also bringing it into the 21st century was achieved.
Internal works began in 2013.  One by one, the apartments were created, each designed to maximise on its aspect and natural features of the rooms.  The old wine cellars were converted into entertainment and leisure areas which included media rooms, gyms, strong rooms and spas, and balconies and roof terraces were created for some apartments.  Many of the original ceilings and doors were carefully restored, and the elegant cantilevered staircase, work of Sir John Soane, also underwent restoration and is now one of many splendid historical features that gives the building such character, along with hand-crafted timber panel and oak doors and stairs.
 
Being involved in such an important heritage project has been exciting and challenging, and now as the project reaches completion after three years, Trevor Martin and his team of builders, roofers and associated trades can reflect on their time spent at Albury Mansion and be immensely proud of what they have achieved.  Not only have they successfully restored an architectural gem but they have also created 12 prestigious apartments with outstanding craftsmanship.  This commitment to excellence crowned Albury Park Mansion as the ‘Best Renovation’ by the National What House? Awards 2013 as well as winning the award for ‘Best Landscape Design’.

In 2011, Trevor Martin Developments Ltd was awarded the renovation, roofing and building works required to restore and convert Albury Park Mansion at Albury near Guildford, a spectacular Grade II** listed stately home steeped in history.  The task was to convert this glorious mansion house into twelve luxurious apartments that exude style, splendour and craftsmanship.

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Is your chimney safe

Posted by Trevor Martin, TM Roofing & Building, Fleet Hampshire on 16 August 2014

The storms last winter caused extensive flooding and structural damage to homes and businesses, but now after enjoying a long summer with unusually warm, sunny days and low rainfall, this is all but a distant memory for many.  So are we in for another battering this winter?  That we can’t be sure, but we do know that roofs and chimneys are not going to withstand the force of extreme weather unless they are well-maintained with any repairs being undertaken properly. 

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Summer is the ideal time for roof maintenance work

Posted by Trevor Martin, TM Roofing & Building in Fleet Hamshire on 2 June 2014

Flat roofs require more maintenance because they are less forgiving than steeply sloping roofs.  Rainwater outlets can become blocked with leaves, debris or birds nests, causing water to accumulate on the roof, which over time will cause deterioration of the membranes and eventually leaks.

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