Having worked as a roofers now for over 40 years, there aren't many kinds of roofs we haven't already worked on.
For a few decades now we have specialised in working with traditional stone and slate roof. Working with stone and slate (or any natural product for that matter) requires a high degree of skill and experience, many of today's roofers won't get involved with anything but interlocking tiles. Having worked with stone and slate for so long now, we know instinctively not just how to quote for your roof correctly (not under quoting then adding to the quote throughout the job) and how to minimise waste (your money) by laying out the roof in a jigsaw first before fixing to the roof. It takes a craftsman to lay natural products, not just a roofer - we understand the difference! Whilst it takes up to 6 months to train a roofer on interlocking tiles, it takes a lifetime to train on natural products - we are still challenged occasionally even after 40 years!
On top of being a material which challenges the brain, we also enjoy the physical challenge stone and slate roofs give us....you won't find many builders who enjoy lugging stone and slate around on a roof!
Above all, we are proud to have traditional values of honesty, integrity and a hard work ethic which means you will not only feel 100% comfortable with us doing your roof, you get the best natural roof in Yorkshire within a budget we agree at the outset.
Whilst we specialise in natural stone and slate roofs, we also do more modern roofing with interlocking tiles (of clay and concrete) and flat roofs. We can deliver any size of project - the largest project we have completed lasted over 3 months, the smallest, less than 5 minutes!
Whether you are looking for a complete new roof on a new build, a re-roof of an existing property, a roof for an extension of loft conversion or simply a repair to an existing roof or chimney stack, we have all the skills, knowledge, equipment and experience to give you exactly what you are looking for.
We offer a FREE QUOTATION so you have absolutely nothing to lose by calling us and arranging for us to come out and quote you for the work you need doing.
By its nature, converting a loft is a task requiring virtually every building trade skill known to man. As a natural extension to our years of roofing experience, we offer a full loft conversion service helping you make the most of the roof space in your property.
If you are considering a loft conversion, why not give us a call so we can discuss your requirements and you can benefit from our experience.
On meeting you, we would discuss your plans and assess the project, we would be able to give you a rough estimate of cost and viability of the project at that point.
We would then use an architect to draw up detailed plans for the conversion taking into account planning regulations to ensure planning permission is granted. A full quotation is supplied to you at this point prior to carrying out any further work.
Subject to you accepting our quotation and once planning has been granted, we can get to work on creating your new loft space. Work can take anything from a week to a couple of months depending on the size and complexity of the conversion.
On completion of the work we get the work signed off and certified to high standard.
To discuss your requirements and arrange for a free visit and estimate please do call us.
Click here for our contact details. We look forward to hearing from you!
"Asked Alan to re-lay an existing roof on our 17th-century listed building as it had not been laid correctly initially and was leaking all over the place. Alan understood the need to use traditional methods and materials, not just because it is a listed building, but also due to its age and construction.
He was extremely professional throughout the job, turned up when he said he would and was also very helpful and informative throughout the process. Initially, I was just relieved to finally be able to remove the buckets from on top of my cooker, but the last three months wind and rain have most certainly tested our newly-laid roof, which has passed with flying colours. No more leaky patches on the roof, or water cascading down onto my cooker; it can rain all it wants now! I would thoroughly recommend Alan to anyone, and have indeed been singing his praises to anyone I can. Thank you very much."
"I have no hesitation in recommending Alan Hopkinson for quality and value in stone roofing. He quickly stripped and replaced the ageing valley-gutters on my stone roof at urgent short notice, installing under-felt in the process, and re-fitting the stone slates. Alan and his grandson clearly know what they are doing; they worked cleanly, quietly, efficiently and tirelessly, and left the premises spick and span. Sustaining severe gales and downpours shortly after installation provided a good performance test, which it passed with flying colours. Surprisingly, although Alan is based some distance from Halifax, this had no effect on his ability to get on with the job every day, with the minimum of fuss."
"I initially asked Alan to strip and replace the roof on my self build dormer project. I found his ideas, advice and flexibility invaluable and as a result he ended up doing much more than that with he and his team playing a major part in the whole project. I found him totally reliable, honest and professional and good value too. I would recommend him to anyone who needs roofing and allied services."
"Alan re-roofed my terrace house in Rodley. With the speed and efficiency of 5 workers, he and his side kick had the roof off, lined, and windows fitted in no time at all. There was never a concern of them stopping if the weather was bad, because it howled and rained whilst he worked. The repairs to the chimney were first class as was the guttering replacement. I now practically live in my loft, and its completely rain and wind proof. On completion of the job there was not an ounce of debris left for me to sweep nor was there a skip hanging around for a week after. Everything about the service confirms Alan is a skilled and exceptionally hard worker. 2 years down the line, no problems."
"Alan stripped and re-roofed our entire house. He spent a lot of time helping us with the planning permission as the house was listed and even met up with the council with us to explain his thinking behind the choice of roof tiles. Without his help, we would have struggled to get the approval from the council to go ahead with the work. He worked tirelessly on the roof and when he had finished we were extremely pleased with the work. 5 years on, the roof has never leaked a drop. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Alan to anyone and have done several times to my friends."