Balmore is in the final stages of re-roofing Kinning Park Parish Church and looking at completing all works by
tomorrow. We erected specialist access scaffolding to safely access all areas of work, replaced new lead hoppers,
valleys, and flashings using code 5 lead and lead welding techniques. Slates were double nailed using tradition
Selection of contractor
Not all roofing contractors are familiar with local slating traditions especially if their workers originate from outside the area. It is therefore preferable to use a local contractor experienced in local techniques. To check that a contractor has the right background, photographs of previous work they have carried out could be requested. Better still, if it is possible to visit previous work their competence can also be assessed more accurately provided they still have the same work force. Inspection of a roofer’s work should check that:
slates are laid evenly and sit well across the roof
courses diminish regularly from eaves to ridge.
Balmore carried out a whole range of works to the externals of the notable Grade I listed building, providing specification advice along the way. Works included stone consolidation, lighting protection, stone repairs, stone cleaning, pigeon protection and the like. Both the Building Surveyor and Planning Officer both commented specifically on their approach and workmanship.
The works were delivered both on time and on budget, whilst achieving an extremely high standard of finish. From a cost management perspective, I found their approach both amiable and non contractual, which is particularly refreshing during these times. I would have no hesitation in recommending Balmore on any external fagade contract or similar, I have since awarded them further contracts, and will be looking to introduce them to alternative Client bases of ours.
Ian Dewar – Director – Leslie Clark Ltd
Balmore Specialists Contracts carried out a building project for us. The work included new roof on a Glasgow tenement in addition the gable end needed rendered. The work was done well, in the timescales promised and to a high standard.
I would have no reservations in recommending Balmore to any future customer.