DPR roofing have recently completed a roof repair project on a property in Pontefract. They were contacted as the property was suffering from damp and water leakage.

DPR completed a thorough survey of the roofing and established that repair works were required. The lead step flashings to the outbuilding were loose and were allowing water ingression into the kitchen of the property. The slates to the roof of the outbuilding were also damaged which would inevitably cause leakage. The chimney flashings above the attic bedroom were leaking and allowing heavy penetrating dampness.

The repair project involved stripping out all of the lead flashings to the outbuilding and cleaning down mortar chasers. Then refitting the existing lead flashings with new plugs and a leadmate compound for ultimate water tightness. Removal of damaged slates and replacing with good quality second hand slates using code 4 lead straps and galvanised fixings. Strip out existing lead flashings and fitting of new extended code four lead work to allow further correct coverage to the double roman roof tiles. Replug and point using leadmate compound all step flashings into the chimney stack, including the gutter back.