Quality, reliability and professionalism at a competitive price are all key elements in deciding on your Building Maintenance provider. With over 20 years’ experience as commercial roofing contractors, we offer a wide range of services and a fast response time.
As trusted commercial roofing contractors, Ploughcroft takes pride in offering a consistently efficient, friendly service to a wide range of industrial, commercial and retail clients throughout the north of England. From schools to warehouses to heritage buildings, we have a solution to most problems delivering a range effective commercial roof repairs.
We are accustomed to working closely with all types of planning departments, committees, architects and quantity surveyors. We also have experience working in various sensitive and high-security areas as part of our signature commercial roof repairs work and our employees are trained to conform to all regulations and procedures this may involve.
Overcladding is, to put it simply, adding a commercial roof over the existing old commercial roof. On medium and high rise buildings over 25-years-old, the cladding can start to deteriorate to a point where it needs to be overcladded.
Despite the initial cost of overcladding older buildings, property owners often find that they make the expense back through improved insulation and extended building life. It increases the appearance of the buildings and is much more cost effective than demolition and a rebuild.
Industrial Metal Roofs
Metal roofing is durable, flexible and has a low lifecycle cost making it a popular material for commercial, agricultural and industrial buildings. From early design to construction, we have the complete service to suit each individual building.
Lead work roofing is commonly used on churches, listed buildings, chimneys and bay roofs. If poor quality, thin-lead is installed it can wear away and cause leaks. However, if it is installed properly and to a high quality, it can last over 100 years.
Lead has also become an environmentally friendly option for many, as much of the lead we use today is recycled and reused.
Asbestos Containing Roof Structure
If you own or lease a commercial property you may be responsible for managing asbestos. When disturbed, asbestos releases harmful fibres into the air making simple commercial roof repairs very difficult for the property owner.
Not only are Ploughcroft expert commercial roofing contractors, but we are experienced non-licensed category 2 asbestos removal contractors, specialising in commercial buildings.
If you suspect there may be asbestos in your commercial building you will need to:
- Check the lease or contract to see who is responsible for asbestos,
- Use an externally accredited surveyor to carry out an asbestos survey,
- Have the material analysed and keep a record,
- Carry out a health and safety risk assessment,
- Contract and experienced asbestos removal company to repair or remove any part of the building where asbestos was found.
If you don’t have a plan to deal with asbestos you could face a fine or imprisonment.
Fragile Roof Upgrades
As commercial roofs get older they can start to erode, especially if roofs contain asbestos. Sheets can crack and lift, making the roof susceptible to leaking.
By upgrading an old and fragile roof, the roof becomes safer and more secure, making future building works and repairs much easier and less time-consuming. It also increases the service life expectancy of the building’s roof.
Relining and Coating Gutters
Commercial gutters can be vulnerable to a battering by the weather and often need repairing to avoid water ingress to the property. If the guttering isn’t properly maintained it can lead to very expensive and inconvenient repairs in the future.
Being commercial roofing contractors means Ploughcroft relines and coats commercial gutters in order to stop cracking and splitting. The seamless gutters we use to make the gutter itself are impervious to leaking and stops standing water.
Benefits of Commercial Roofing with Ploughcroft
- Specialist roof repairs help maintain the fabric of the building,
- Increases roof line expectancy and safety of the building,
- Complimentary services accompany our commercial roofing services such as high-level access equipment, leak detection and heat loss surveys,
- Enhances the appearance of the building.