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Freephone: 0800 023 8350

Telephone: 01438 229 655

Mobile: 07961 147 476


Freephone: 0800 023 8350
Telephone: 01438 229 655
Mobile: 07961 147 476

A 4th generation family run business

Roofing services in Barking including flat roofing, tiled roofing, slate roofing - Barking Roofer T. J. Copping Ltd

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Some Barking History

Barkings name came from Anglo-Saxon Berecingas, meaning either the settlement of the followers or descendants of a man called Bereca or the settlement by the birch trees. In AD 735 the town was Berecingum and was known to mean dwellers among the birch trees. By AD 1086, it had become Berchingae as evidenced by the town's entry in the Domesday Book.[5]

In British slang Barking is short for barking mad, and Barking is sometimes cited as the origin of the phrase, attributed to the alleged existence of a medieval insane asylum attached to Barking Abbey. However, the phrase first appeared in the 20th century. A more likely derivation is from comparing an insane person to a mad dog, but who really knows the truth?

Fishing was a very important industry from the 14th century until the mid 19th century. Salt water fishing began before 1320, when too fine nets were seized by City authorities, but expanded greatly from the 16th century. Fisher Street was named after the fishing community there. From about 1775 welled and dry smacks were used, mostly as cod boats, and rigged as gaff cutters. Fishermen sailed as far as Iceland in the summer. They served Billingsgate Fish Market in the City of London, and moored in Barking Pool. In 1797, the Short Blue Fleet was founded and this became Englands largest fishing fleet, which was based in Barking, and using smacks out of Barking and east coast ports. Around 1870 this fleet changed to gaff ketches that stayed out at sea for months, using ice for preservation of fish produced by flooding local fields in winter.

Fleeting involved fish being ferried from fishing smacks to steamer carriers by little wooden ferry boats. The rowers had to stand as the boats were piled high with fish boxes. Rowers refused to wear their bulky cork lifejackets because it slowed down their rowing. At first the swiftly moving gaff cutters with great booms projecting beyond the sterns raced the fish to port to get the best prices.

T. J. Copping Ltd are based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and cover North London, the Home Counties and all surrounding areas.

We are equipped to cater for all your roofing requirements, our services include:

  • Any new roof work and repair work
  • Domestic and commercial roofing services
  • 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.

We also have public liability insurance and our staff are all fully qualified, so you can rest assured that you are dealing with a reputable company. Thanks to our many years of experience we have amassed a large base of satisfied customers. Many of our past customers are so happy with our work they recommend our services to their friends and family. Our customers recognise that we are a company that can be trusted to complete the job to a high standard and within the set timescale.

Freephone: 0800 023 8350

Telephone: 01438 229 655

Mobile: 07961 147 476

Company No.: 10300026

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