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Case Studies | Ploughcroft

CASE STUDIES

Take a look through our case studies to see the recent projects we've carried out

Flat Roof Replacement, Tameside Hospital

A&E’s Leaking Flat Roof Ploughcroft has recently completed a large project in Greater Manchester — specifically, on top of Tameside Hospital in Ashton-under-Lyne. Tameside Hospital’s A&E department was suffering from water ingress, so Ploughcroft fixed its flat roof with a sustainable long-term solution. Originally, the leaking structure was a felt roof with a plywood deck. […]


Re-Roof in Old English Roof Tiles

From Rosemary to Rustic Red Our client wanted a re-roof that didn’t compromise their roof’s traditional appearance, so we carried out a re-roof that kept the aesthetic intact. For this project on Woodhouse Lane, Brighouse, we removed all the original Rosemary roof tiles and replaced them with Marley Ashmore 2-in-1 Old English in Rustic Red. We […]


Solar PV Panels & Battery Storage

Even More Energy-Efficient On a property in Shipley, Bradford, our customer already had eight solar PV panels. Keen to be more self-sufficient, she opted to install three more panels on her rear lean-to conservatory. Along with this, we installed a battery storage system, allowing her to store any excess generation from the entire solar PV […]


Re-Roof, Eastwood Community School

SIKA Liquid Plastic Re-Roof Early September – late November 2018 When the main roof of Eastwood Community School reached the end of its design life, it began to leak in various places. On this 2000-square-metre profile metal roof, Ploughcroft carried out a liquid plastic re-roof. The bad condition of the roof membrane was typical throughout the entire […]


Liquid Waterproofing System

This project involved applying a cold-applied liquid waterproofing system, plus a new ply deck, on to the existing roof surface, plus raised kerb expansion joints and sealed gutters. The modular building, belonging to Willows After School Club, had suffered from water ingress since its first construction in 2011. We worked closely with the school to […]


Solar-Panelled Roof

Ploughcroft was pleased to undertake a project which involved renewing the flat roof of Britannia House in Bradford using SIKA Liquid Plastics. As trusted roofing and solar specialists, Ploughcroft was instructed to renew the flat roof of Britannia House in Bradford using SIKA Liquid Plastics. We began by removing all of the existing solar PV […]


Zinc Dormer Roof

Here in Leeds, Ploughcroft have recently installed a Zinc Dormer Roof following a request by the customer needing a highly durable and corrosion resistant roof, with eco-friendly features incorporated into the bargain. The Three Main Benefits of Using Zinc: The metal zinc itself has a very long lifespan and can last for years and even […]


Conservatory Roof Replacement

This conservatory roof replacement in Menston was looking a little tired and in need of some TLC. We replaced the roof with a lightweight aluminium structure along with Tapco lightweight tiles in Brick Red. The fascias and soffit were also replaced giving it a total facelift. Find out more about how our conservatory roof replacement […]


Conservatory Roof Replacement

Our client Mr Peter Ryall’s polycarbonate roof was recently replaced with Eurocells’ Equinox tiled conservatory roof system. This conservatory roof replacement will ensure that this conservatory is energy efficient and used all year round! To find out more about our Conservatory Roof Replacement services, click here. ‘From the first instant of our enquiry to Ploughcroft […]


SupaLite Conservatory Roof Replacement & VELUX Installation

Our team recently completed a Conservatory Roof Replacement, complete with styles and contemporary roof windows, in Mirfield for our client Mrs McPherson. Before The dated polycarbonate roof sheets were removed along with the existing roof structure. During A new SupaLite aluminium ring beam was installed. After The new conservatory roof was finished in lightweight Tapco […]


VELUX Roof Window Installation

We recently carried out a double VELUX roof window installation in Haworth for our client, Mr Shelmadine. Mr Sheladmine contacted us as he wanted to add another VELUX window into his roof, underneath his existing one. Roof windows are the ideal way to allow natural light to filter int your home, making it seem bright, […]


SupaLite Conservatory Roof Replacement

The existing polycarbonate roof on our client, Mr Hindle’s conservatory in Harrogate was replaced with a lightweight SupaLite aluminium ring beam and finished off with Tapco roof slate in Pewter Grey. Before Conservatories make a stylish and practical addition to any home, offering valuable space. During At Ploughcroft we pride ourselves on supplying and installing lightweight […]


Re-Roof & Eco-Roof

Our customer originally contacted us with a problem with a leaking VELUX. However, when our surveyor arrived at the property they found that this beautiful historic property in Lightcliffe, Halifax was in need of a complete re-roof. The customer opted to install our energy-saving Eco Roof™ thermal blanket onto this traditional stone slate roof. “Ploughcroft […]


Flat Roof Balcony System

This balcony was completely refurbished with a SIKA Floor 415 system. The timber decking was replaced, SIKA floor system laid and finished with stunning glass balustrading. The finished product gives the balcony a much more modern and contemporary feel. We are as delighted with the results as our customer who had the following to say […]


Re-Roofing & Restoration for Halifax Borough Market

Halifax Borough Market is a thriving and bustling retail outlet housing over 179 stalls brimming with local produce and 47 external shops. Open six days a week and serving as a popular place for locals and visitors to the town alike to meet, catch-up and grab a bite to eat, the historical market boasts classic […]


Conservatory Roof Replacement

We recently installed a bespoke, lightweight, insulated eco-roof to this conservatory in Walton, Wakefield. The existing polycarbonate roof was removed and a bespoke timber ring beam installed. The roof was finished off with a Tapco lightweight slate, in Chestnut Brown. A new Velux roof light was installed to give extra light and ventilation. As the […]


Heritage Re-Roofing

St Paul’s Church is a conservation building in Manningham, Bradford. During the restoration of this building, it was essential that the skills and materials used in this project were in keeping with the existing building. Our heritage roofing team used Burlington Random Slate to ensure that this restoration matched in with the existing building/slate work. […]


VELUX Roof Window Replacement

This bungalow in Hipperholme, Halifax recently had four Velux roof windows replaced in its existing loft conversion. Three of the solar panels on either side of the bungalow were removed in order to gain safe, unrestricted access to the roof windows. Three of the windows were replaced with white centre-pivot, the same size as previously […]


Conservatory Sunroom Extension

We recently built this stunning sunroom extension on to the back of this lovely property in Clifton, Brighouse. The aim was to create an additional living space and play area for the children. Tapco lightweight roof slate and an insulated roof system, along with 3 Velux windows were installed which ensure the sunroom gets maximum […]


Clock Tower Heritage Roofing & Restoration

Kirklees Hall is a 16th-century Jacobean hall, close to the English village of Clifton in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. This property is situated within the grounds of Kirklees Park estate and the discerning homeowner required a competent company who specialises in heritage roofing within the West Yorkshire region. The property is Grade 1 listed and the […]


Eco-roof Re-Roofing

This beautiful property in Mytholmroyd, near Hebden Bridge was in need of a complete re-roof. The old Cornish slate was removed and replaced with Gemini tiles. Whilst carrying out the project we discovered some rotten spars which had to be replaced. The old, polystyrene type insulation was removed and replaced with our  Eco Roof™ Thermal […]


Roof Replacement

This lovely property in the pretty village of Norwood Green, Halifax, originally had stone slates on which were coated on the underside with bitumen. Nick and his team had the arduous job of stripping off all the original slates from the property. The property was then re-roofed using Sandtoft Calderdale concrete tiles with a dry […]


Re-Roofing & Eco-Roof, Restoration and Conservation Works

These homes in the area of Chapel Allerton in North Leeds had over the years fallen into a poor state of repair. However, the historical value inbuilt into the masonry walls of the homes had been left unharmed. So it was great news when we were invited by one of the homeowners to restore the […]


Re-roofing & Eco-roof

Formally known as High Fernley Hall, this Heritage Grade 11 listed building is a family home situated in a rural location between Norwood Green, Halifax and Wyke, Bradford. The building is believed to date back to 1698 and was built by the Richardsons of Bierley. The property has a two-storey coursed sandstone coped parapet front […]


Conservatory Roof Replacement

We recently gave this conservatory on Moor End Road an overhaul by installing a new bespoke conservatory roof in Red Brick Tapco roof slates. After digging an inspection hole in order for the building inspector to inspect the foundations, we were ready to get underway with this project. The existing polycarbonate roof was removed and […]


Bespoke Conservatory Roof Replacement

This conservatory roof in Barrowford has been completely refurbished with a bespoke design and build. The old polycarbonate roof was removed and new timber rafters installed to form a new roof structure. Insulation was installed between the rafters to achieve a U-Value of 0.18KW/M2k. Find out more about how our conservatory roof systems could benefit […]


Office Refurbishment at Whitehall Chambers

Complete office refurbishment of first and second floor office space at Whitehall Chambers Ploughcroft took ownership of Whitehall Chambers in September 2015. At the beginning of the year they made the decision to completely refurbish the offices on the first and second floor. The premises had been used as offices previously but were extremely run […]


Re-Roofing & Replacement of Conservation Roof Lights

This impressive building dates back to the 1850s and was in need of some tender loving care. Last summer we carried out re-roofing works to the Newton school building and bridging pitches to the Churchill building. The project included stripping off existing roof slates, relaying reclaimed Welsh blue slate, installing new hip tiles and hip […]


Bespoke Conservatory Roof Replacement

This conservatory roof in Lower Cumberworth has been completely refurbished with a bespoke design and build. The old polycarbonate roof was removed and new timber rafters installed along with a timber ring beam. 120mm of PIR insulation was installed between the rafters to achieve a U-Value of 0.18KW/M2k. The roof was retiled in Tapco Slate […]


Restoration & Heritage Lead Work on the Piece Hall Bell Tower

We recently completed a major restoration project on the iconic bell tower of the town’s historic Piece Hall, one of the final phases of the building’s long-awaited re-opening. Situated at the Piece Hall’s main Westgate entrance, the bell tower forms a focal point of the famous building and is visible from far across the town. […]


Bespoke Conservatory Roof Replacement

This conservatory roof in Halifax has been completely refurbished with a bespoke design and build. The old polycarbonate roof was removed and new timber rafters installed along with a timber ring beam. The gables were built up on both sides and insulation installed between the rafters to achieve a U-Value of 0.18KW/M2k. Internally the ceiling […]


Chimney Breast Removal in Grade II Listed Building

This Officer’s Mess, formerly of Wellesley Barracks and now a part of Halifax Academy, is a Grade II Listed building near Halifax Town Centre. The barracks were established in 1873 but were redeveloped as part of an exciting plan to address the shortage of school places in the Halifax area in 2005. As a result […]


Extension to the Rear of a Townhouse

This homeowner contacted Ploughcroft about an extension to their property in Lightcliffe, West Yorkshire. Their townhouse had an unusual layout, a large kitchen to the front, which left only a small lounge to the rear. As they have a large family they required additional space with a view over the rear garden, without the extension […]


Re-roof and Structural Alterations to 300-Year-Old Barn

This barn was constructed in 1700 and the main roof structure was riddled with woodworm so bad that the timbers lost their structural strength. Therefore the roof began to sag. Ploughcroft’s specialist building engineering skills were called upon and carried out a full structural stability report. The report showed clearly that the roof timber needed […]


Piece Hall Heritage Roof Repairs

As heritage roof specialists, Ploughcroft has secured a new contract to repair the 236-year-old, Grade I listed Piece Hall in Halifax, a major historical landmark. Because of our vast knowledge of the Halifax roof scape, we were trusted to repair the roof so that it fits in with the local landscape as well as keeping […]


Poor Workmanship on a Roof Done on the Cheap

This is a job that Ploughcroft was recently called to in Bradford. The homeowner’s roof was falling apart after only 10 years, and leaking badly. Rather oddly the owner was very pleased that only 10 years ago he had paid cash in hand and had his work done really cheap. “I got a real roofing […]


Heritage Lead Work & Re-roofing for St Michael’s College

Ploughcroft has recently been chosen to carry out heritage roofing works at St Michael’s College, Leeds University. This Grade 2 listed building is undergoing substantial renovation work. We were contracted to carry out re-roofing works, specialist lead work to the finials, mitred hipped slates with secret lead soakers as well as a ridge mop roll […]


Scaffold Canopy Over Roof

When it comes to British weather we all well aware of how unpredictable it can be and you don’t want to risk delaying a roof repair or re-roof just because it is raining. This is where an all weather scaffold canopy over roof comes in useful. By fastening a waterproof covering over the whole roof, […]


A Typical Thermographic Survey

Thermographic surveys show, using infrared cameras, where heat is being lost through a home through a colour chart. White is the hottest temperature and black is the coldest. By measuring the temperature of external and internal walls and finding out where heat is being lost, Ploughcroft can offer advice for improvements concerning insulation in the […]


Building Renovation & Re-roofing

At Ploughcroft, we have been working on a massive project at 14-16 Corporation Street, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, since May 2014. Our brief was to renovate two properties that were in a derelict and dangerous condition. We are proud to announce that we have finished work on 14 Corporation Street. It has been reverted back […]


Cavity Tray Installation

Ploughcroft were called to Bingley recently to install a cavity tray to a window in a home. This customer had rain driving in her lounge every time it rained with a strong wind behind it. We’re sure you’ll agree that, with the Yorkshire weather, it is not going to be very comfortable! Before The home […]


Loft Conversion

Did you know you can lose up to 40% of your heat through an old, untreated room in the roof? Ploughcroft were called to a property in Wakefield this week for a loft conversion. The house already had a loft space which was used as an ‘occasional room’ with the only access being a wooden […]


Extension & Internal Renovation

Ploughcroft were called to a large project at a bungalow in Hipperholme, West Yorkshire, which involved building an extension for a bedroom and carrying out internal renovation works. The bungalow in Hipperholme, near Halifax, had four bedrooms on the ground floor, with the largest, en-suite bedroom being used as a guest room. The owners were […]


Re-Roofing

Ploughcroft were called to a stunning converted barn for a re-roofing project recently. This property has outstanding views over Cromwell Lake near Brighouse, West Yorkshire. It is often the case with barn conversions that roofs are an unnatural shape or beams are warped through age. These were important considerations during the project. The house was […]


Flat Roof Balcony System

Recently, a customer contacted Ploughcroft and asked us to create a balcony system which could be used as an outside party and entertainment area in his garden. The customer wanted this area to be a unique feature to his home where guests could enjoy the beautiful views of the Pennine hills near Halifax, West Yorkshire. […]


Re-Roof & Eco Roof Insulation

Ploughcroft undertook a large project last week at a house in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. The owners requested a renovation of their attic room, as well as a re-roof and added insulation. This property had an existing room in the roof which was unused and was in need of renovating and insulating. You waste approximately […]


Heritage Re-Roof for the Early Excellence Centre

The Early Excellence Centre building, in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, is based in the old Outlane School building and is over 120 years old. This building, high in the Pennines near Scapegoat Hill and at 1,200ft above sea level, gets regular batterings from the gales of the Pennine hills every winter. It now houses the Early […]


Eco Roof, Flockton Primary School

Flockton Primary School is a small village school in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. It was originally built in 1760. The school has been extended over the years and is now a beautiful stone building, perfect for teaching the children of the area. We were recently approached by Kirklees Council to insulate and re-roof the building in […]


Heritage Re-Roof, National Farmers Union

The dedicated team of roofers here at Ploughcroft have been hard at work in Stratford-upon-Avon, where they have been busy carrying out a heritage building reroof for the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) head office. This fantastic project has incorporated Knauf insulation between the rafters meaning heat will no longer escape from the building, making it […]


Commercial Re-roofing & Eco-Roof, All Saints Academy

All Saints Academy, a primary school based in Darfield, South Yorkshire, replaced its old roof with our Commercial Eco-Roof™ system. Its new Eco Roof will save the school thousands of pounds in unwanted heating costs. The entire roof has changed out its 100-year-old Welsh blue slate to a much more modern alternative with a far lower […]


Building & Roof Restoration

These 2 properties at 14-16 Corporation Street, Sowerby Bridge were in a derelict and dangerous condition. Ploughcroft won the contract to restore the properties to former glory with modern high-tech additions for maximum insulation and low cost fuel bills. Although now standing in a conservation area of Sowerby Bridge, these two properties are the only […]


Replacement Conservatory Roof

Replacing your conservatory roof can be like having a beautiful new extension at a fraction of the cost. For this customer, they rarely found an opportunity to use their conservatory which would be freezing in the mornings, and boiling as they returned home from work. Now they can enjoy their sunroom at any time of […]


Conservatory Roof Replacement

[clear] [spacer] Before… and (alakazam) After! Find out more about how our conservatory roof systems could benefit you.


Conservation Windows

This property in Thorner, Leeds has stunning views but the upstairs en-suite bedroom had no windows to take advantage of it. The property owner approached Ploughcroft following a recommendation and we were shortly instructed to carry out the installation of conservation windows including sash windows and two conservation style VELUX windows with solar blinds installed […]


Gutter Lining, NHS Tingley

Commercial gutter lining for NHS Tingley: The building was just outside its warranty period when various leaks started appearing in the offices below. Upon inspecting the gutters it was found that the galvanised steel lining was defective. The galvanisation had worn away exposing untreated steel which was starting to rust. A revolutionary new gutter lining […]


Solid Wall Insulation

Hill Top Farm, Pecket Well, Hebden Bridge In 2013 the Spencer family moved into their Pennine farmhouse, which dates back to the early eighteenth century. Keen to improve the thermal efficiency of the solid stone farmhouse, the family approached Ploughcroft for Green Deal funding guidance. The £29,000 project qualified for £20,000 Green Deal funding and […]


Flat Roofing & Eco-Roof

Savile Park ECORoof This attic space in this terraced property in Savile Park, Halifax was being used as office space by a teacher to mark her school papers. However, the room was cold, damp and draughty. The main pitched roof was insulated with PIP insulation board and ECO Roof thermal felt. The dormer roof was […]


Flat Roof

This customer in Kippax, Leeds had a badly leaking flat roof which was originally covered in green mineral felt. He required a cost effective, seamless solution with a 20-year guarantee. The roof was recovered in Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM Roofing System which is the ideal, durable solution for small residential flat roofing. Find out more about […]


Internal Wall Insulation

Northawram Old Hall This fantastic apartment in the Northowram Old Hall which was originally built in 1297 and has since been converted into apartments. Although offering modern accommodation in a beautiful setting, this Grade II listed apartment left a lot to be desired where internal wall insulation was concerned. Being a solid, traditionally built dwelling […]


Re-roofing & Eco-Roof

Otley ECORoof This customer had a traditional attic room which was unusable in the winter as it was freezing. Even before the ECO Roof installation was fully complete the customer was highly delighted – having to turn the heating down despite it being January! Now the attic is a warm, comfortable living space, with the […]


Re-roofing & Eco-Roof

Hipperholme ECORoof This impressive 1930s stone built detached property in Halifax had a very large un-insulated living space in the attic. As a result, the property was losing a tremendous amount of heat and the energy bills were quite literally going through the roof! The original Rosemary clay tiles were removed and the roof insulated […]


Re-Roof

This cosy holiday cottage is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Pateley Bridge, Harrogate. The roof was originally covered in felt with Green Sedum but over the years the Sedum died in parts and begun to look a little tired. The roof had to be replaced with something which met the demands […]


Re-roof & Renovation

This 200-year-old detached property in Marsden, Huddersfield was in need of modernisation re-roof and renovation. The property had a leaking roof, was extremely cold due to lack of insulation and was suffering from dry rot. As well as the external works, the property owner wanted to upgrade the interior to create a dry, warm, cosy […]


Re-roof & Renovation

This two-bedroom terraced property on Duke Street, Elland, Halifax belonged to a property investor. The previous occupier had made an unsuccessful attempt to renovate the property and some TLC was needed in order to make it an attractive living space for a young family. Work included a complete re-roofing and renovation of the property and […]


Heritage Re-Roof

This impressive school building in Brighouse, thought to date back to around 1850, was in need of a complete re-roof. The Yorkshire stone roof on both the farmhouse and barn was insulated and turned. Completed on schedule and in time for pupils to return to school after the summer break. Find out more about how […]


Weathervane Restoration

The weathervane on the heritage farmhouse at William Henry Smith School, Brighouse, was in need of repair after many years of weathering the elements. The rusting steel had expanded and split the copping stones. Our skilled team of heritage roofers restored the weathervane back to its former glory.   Find out more about how our […]


Flat Roof Balcony System

The customer contacted us with a leaking fibreglass flat roof over their garage. The roof had been renewed a few years previously but had started to leak badly. We suggested they turn their garage roof into a delightful outdoor living space by installing a roof balcony system. We designed and fabricated the balustrading which was […]


Warm Roof

The customer required a new flat roof to his dormer. As the dormer had no insulation we recommended a warm roof system using Firestone rubber which carries a 20-year guarantee. We re-decked the roof in marine plywood and added 100mm of polyurethane insulation board. The result is a warmer roof which loses far less heat […]


Commercial Guttering

This property in Tingley, Leeds was built approximately 12 years ago. The building was therefore just outside its 10-year warranty when various leaks started appearing in the offices below. Ploughcroft were asked to inspect at high-level using a cherry picker. Upon inspecting the gutters it was found that the galvanised steel lining was defective. The […]


Solar Panels

The Kinsley community centre first contacted Ploughcroft in 2011 for a 10kW install. They were so impressed with the install and the results of it they called us again in to install a further 17kW system. The original goal was to reduce their energy bills and cut their carbon emissions. As you can see from […]


Condensation Causes Defect in Old Roof

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Guttering

To renew the verge with new encapsulating verge unit, and deep flow gutter, with hedgehog gutter guards. Find out more about how our Roofline and gutter repair services could benefit you!


Westmorland Slates

How to stack slates on a roof


Flexi-Putty

A demonstration of how Flexim Roof Putty is used. For more information visit our Flexible Ridge and Roof Pointing page.


Stone Slate Barn

Here are some photos of a stone slate barn that Ploughcroft renovated and re-roofed to make it leak-proof and warm.



Imitation Lead Roof

Information about the Imitation Lead Roof…


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