This grand house near Wincanton was once owned by the Marconi family and the current owners got in touch with us to undertake some careful repairs to the roof.
We could see the wind damage to the bonnet hips, or the specially shaped corner tiles that provide period decorative detail along the angled hips of the roof.
Finding the right materials for a period property can develop a few sourcing problems, but it is paramount to ensure that any repair is in keeping with the style of a traditional property. We try to keep a good stock of weird and wonderful period tiles and features like these bonnet hips so will normally have most things to hand that many contractors can not get.
We carefully removed the tiles damaged by the storm, and scraped out the mortar that had deteriorated, before replacing with colour matched heritage tiles and mortar. For a listed building there are restrictions on replacing these types of tiles and it’s important to ensure that materials and methods used are appropriate for the period of the building. For a more modern roof we would usually look to fix hip tiles mechanically to the roof to ensure a more robust solution.