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Freephone: 0800 023 8350
Telephone: 01438 229 655
Mobile: 07961 147 476
enquiries@tjcoppingroofing.com

A 4th generation family run business

Roofing Services Mill Hill | Roofer Mill Hill | Roof Repair Mill Hill | Flat Roof Repair Mill Hill

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Reliability and timekeeping

9.95

Tidiness

9.88

Courtesy

9.92

Workmanship

9.91

Invoice history is based on 299 reviews

Charged as per quote

96.32 %

Above quote (kept informed)

3.68 %

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T. J. Copping Ltd Roofing Specialists are a family owned roofing company who have been successfully trading since 1960. Their desire to offer a quality roofing service with competitive rates is as strong today as it's always been.

Flat roofing: Mill Hill by T. J. Copping Ltd Roofing Services.

Some history about Mill Hill

Mill Hills name was first recorded as Myllehill in about 1547 and appears to mean "hill with a windmill". However, the workings of the original Mill are in the building adjacent to The Mill Field. Mill Hill Village is the oldest known inhabited part of the district, a ribbon development along a medieval route called 'The Ridgeway'.

It is thought that the name Mill Hill may be derived from a mill on The Ridgeway, built on an area of open ground which is now a park known as The Mill Field. The village is bounded on the north and the south by Green Belt land, and its High Street, at a mere 100 yards, is the shortest high street in London. The areas proximity to the city made it popular as a country retreat from the 17th century onwards, and large houses and lovely little cottages survive.

William Wilberforce Member of Parliament, and abolitionist of the slave trade and Sir Stamford Raffles the founder of colonial Singapore both lived in Mill Hill, the former being the patron of Mill Hills first church, Saint Pauls. As late as 1960 five shops existed in the Village but although the buildings survive, they have all since been converted into private houses, as the retail focus in the area shifted to Mill Hill Broadway. As of February 2011, the only places in Mill Hill Village where money can be spent are The Three Hammers and Adam & Eve pubs and Belmont Farm.

Military links in Mill Hill

Inglis Barracks at Mill Hill East were home to the Middlesex Regiment between 1905 and 1966. The 1941 reopening of the railway station, under war time conditions, was to allow easy access to the barracks.

Situated along Partingdale Lane is Seafield House. Now a private home, it was originally designed and operated as a nuclear bunker to house and protect the London North Group emergency regional government between about 1951 and 1985.

T. J. Copping Ltd Roofing Services specialise in flat felt roofing construction and have a very long list of satisfied customers in the Mill Hill area.

We have been in the flat roofing business for many years and can supply any new customers with references and a free, no obligation quote. All our work carries a guarantee for you added peace of mind too.

Flat roof construction methods in Mill Hill

Any sheet of material used to cover a flat or low-pitched roof is usually known as a membrane and the primary purpose of these membranes is to waterproof the roof area.

Materials that cover flat roofs typically allow the water to run off from a slight inclination or camber into a nearby gutter system. Gutter systems have the advantage of keeping both walls and foundations dry. Gutters on smaller roofs often lead water directly onto the ground, or better still, into a specially made soak away or water butt. Occasionally, however, flat roofs are designed to collect water in a pool, usually for aesthetic purposes, or for rainwater buffering.

Traditionally most flat roofs in the western world make use of tar or asphalt more usually felt paper applied over roof decking to keep a building watertight. The felt paper is in turn covered with a flood coat of bitumen, which is asphalt or tar, and then gravel to keep the sun's heat, UV rays and weather off it and helps protect it from cracking, blistering or degrading too rapidly. Roof decking is usually of plywood, chipboard or Oriented Strand Board, also known as Sterling board of around 18mm thickness, steel or concrete. The mopping of bitumen is applied in two or more coats as a hot liquid, heated in a kettle. A flooded coat of bitumen is applied over the felts and gravel is embedded in the hot bitumen.

A main reason for failure of these traditional roofs is ignorance or lack of maintenance where people or events cause the gravel to be moved or removed from the roof membrane, commonly called a built-up roof, thus exposing it to weather and sun. Cracking and blistering occurs and eventually water gets in, which is why you should give us a call regularly to save a large repair bill at a later date.

Roofing felts are usually a paper or fibre material impregnated in bitumen. As gravel cannot protect tarpaper surfaces where they rise vertically from the roof such as on parapet walls or up stands, the felts are usually coated with bitumen and protected by sheet metal flashings.

Benefits and uses of flat roof systems in Mill Hill

A flat felt roof is the most cost-efficient roof shape as all space can be used fully, whether it is below or above the roof. Having a smaller surface area, flat felt roofs require less material and are usually stronger than pitched roofs. This style of roof allows ample space for solar panels or outdoor recreational use such as roof gardens. Applying a tough waterproofing membrane forms the ideal substrate for green roof planting schemes.

Where gable roofs are uncommon or space is limited, flat roofs may be used as living spaces, with sheltered kitchens, bathrooms, living and sleeping areas. In third world countries, such roof tops are commonly used as areas to dry laundry, for storage, and even as a place to raise livestock. Other uses include pigeon coops, helipads, sports areas like tennis courts, and restaurants outdoor seating. So you see there really is no end to the uses of a felt flat roof.

Flat roof maintenance in Mill Hill

A flat felt roof will last much longer if it is properly maintained. Some will use 10 years as the average life cycle of a felt roof, although this does depend on the type of flat roof system in place. Some old tar and gravel roofers acknowledge that unless a roof has been neglected for too long, a BUR, otherwise known as a built up roof of tar, paper and gravel, will last 2030 years. There are BUR systems in place dating to the early 1900s.

So if you live in or around the Mill Hill area and would like to talk to us about your flat felt roof, or any other roofing project, we want to hear from you.

We are frequently in Mill Hill and all our roofing work is carried out with the utmost professionalism and care, we know you'll be delighted with the end result. Call T. J. Copping Ltd Roofing Services today for a free, no obligation quote

T. J. Copping Ltd Roofing Specialists are always a phone call away and are happy to offer a thoroughly professional roofing service to their clients. With public liability insurance and a guarantee of a free, no obligation quotation, we really are the roofing company you can trust to get the job done.

Some of the specialist roofing services we carry out:

  • Any new roof work and repair work
  • Domestic and commercial roofing
  • Slating and tiling
  • Flat roofs (single ply membrane and high-performance torch-on felt)
  • Lead work, Bays, valleys, parapets, flashings and box gutters
  • Cement work (verges and chimney stacks)
  • Fascias, soffits and guttering
  • Insurance work
  • Repairs and maintenance such as slipped slates, broken tiles, leaking gutters and overhauls.

Further Information

If you would like to know more or are interested in a quote we would be happy to help. Phone us on 01438 229 655, email us at enquiries@tjcoppingroofing.com or fill in our contact form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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Freephone: 0800 023 8350

Telephone: 01438 229 655

Mobile: 07961 147 476

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