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Worrying About House Renovation?

Have you decided to renovate your home and you’re wondering where to start? We’ve compiled our most frequently asked questions into one blog post to answer what’s on everyone’s minds. From the average cost to renovate your home to the recommended timeline of your project, we’ve got you covered. If you’re currently in the process […]


Period Property Renovation Cost

Renovating a period property is never just a quick-fix, and there are countless ways to do it. From restoring original features to dramatically modernising the build, every period home renovation is unique. So how much does it cost to renovate a period house? In short, there is no fixed cost, and the guidelines on the […]


A Complete Checklist for Renovating Period Houses

Renovating any type of home can feel like a monumental task. But, for many reasons, including increased health and safety risks, this is an essential project to undertake. When renovating period houses, in particular, the process can be a bit trickier, as all the contracted work needs to be carried out by specialist Heritage Certified […]


Outstanding Contributor Chris Wins Roofing Awards

Our Divisional Director comes out on top It has been a great month for Ploughcroft so far — and it’s not even Christmas yet! We’re ecstatic for Chris Hopkins for winning his award at RCI Magazine’s Pitched Roofing Awards 2018. At the end of November, Chris attended the ceremony, hosted by actress and comedienne Kerry […]


How to Compare New Roof Costs: 8 Important Factors

“Ploughcroft are very knowledgeable but too expensive,” we hear some people say. We often hear this from those who compare quotes but only look at the headline price. “How much does a new roof cost?” you wonder, but the price isn’t the only thing to consider, because cheaper quotes are often for a lower-standard service. […]


Can Solar Panels Work On Traditional Roof Construction?

Updating and improving heritage buildings can be a tricky process. Installing solar energy panels on historic builds is a relatively new idea. Churches all over England are using this technique — and with good reason. Read on to find out about traditional roof construction details and why solar energy efficiency is a real possibility for […]


How to Avoid ‘Free Solar Health Check’ Scams

Free Solar Health Check’ scams are a common concern for anyone with a solar-panelled roof. We have spoken about this previously on our blog as the scam is now commonplace. If you are approached about a free ‘health check’ service, it is important to be wary. Ask yourself, what is the motive of the company […]


Ploughcroft: Finalist for the 2018 LRWA Awards

Only a week to go until the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association hold their Awards & Gala Dinner. On Wednesday 7th November, at the Titanic Hotel, Liverpool, they will reveal who their winners are for the LRWA Awards 2018. Of the several awards available, Ploughcroft is delighted to be on the shortlist for the under-1000-square-metre Liquid […]


Pitched Roofing Awards 2018

Divisional Director Chris, Shortlisted for Pitched Roofing Awards 2018 We’re delighted to announce our Chris has been shortlisted in RCI Magazine’s first ever Pitched Roofing Awards 2018 for the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry’ category. The winners will be revealed on the 30th November at a celebratory lunch at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. Guests […]


Do You Need Building Regulations When Replacing an Existing Skylight?

All replacement glazing requires Building Regulations and this has been the case since 2002. Velux windows and skylights are no exception. There are plenty of roofers cutting corners by telling their customers that Building Regulations are not required if all they are doing is making a straight swap! This is simply not the case. Anyone […]


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