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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 in East End of London including flat roofing, tiled roofing, slate roofing - East End of London Roofer T. J. Copping Ltd

Our scores are based on 494 reviews
(each score is out of 10)

Reliability and timekeeping

9.94

Tidiness

9.87

Courtesy

9.93

Workmanship

9.91

Invoice history is based on 418 reviews

Charged as per quote

96.65 %

Above quote (kept informed)

3.35 %

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Some East End of London History

The East End of London came into being as the separate villages east of London spread and the fields between them were built upon, a process that occurred in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. From the beginning, the East End of London has always contained some of the poorest areas of London. The main reasons for this include the following:

  • The low paid employment in the docks and other industries, made worse by the trade practices of outwork, piecework and casual labour.
  • The siting of noxious industries, such as tanning and fulling downwind outside the boundaries of the East End of London.
  • The concentration of the ruling court and national political epicentre in Westminster, on the opposite western side of the City of London.
  • The medieval system of copyhold, which ruled throughout the East End, into the 19th century. Essentially, there was little point in developing land that was held on short leases.

Historically, the East End of London shared a common boundary with the Manor of Stepney. This manor was held by the Bishop of London, in compensation for his duties in maintaining and garrisoning the Tower of London. Further ecclesiastic holdings came about from the need to enclose the marshes and create flood defences along the Thames. The ecclesiastic system of copyhold, whereby land was leased to tenants for terms as short as seven years, prevailed throughout the manor. This severely limited scope for improvement of the land and new building until the estate was broken up in the 19th century.

In medieval times trades were carried out in workshops in and around the owners premises in the East End of London. By the time of the Great Fire these were becoming industries, such as the processing of urine to perform tanning; or required large amounts of space, such as drying clothes after process and dying in fields known as tentergrounds; and rope making. Some were dangerous, such as the manufacture of gunpowder or the proving of guns. These activities came to be performed outside the City walls in the near suburbs of the East End of London. Later when lead making and bone processing for soap and china came to be established, they too located in the East End of London rather than the crowded streets of the City itself.

The lands to the east of the City had always been used as hunting grounds for bishops and royalty, with King John establishing a palace at Bow. The Cistercian Stratford Langthorne Abbey became the court of Henry III in 1267 for the visitation of the Papal legates, and it was here that he made peace with the barons under the terms of the Dictum of Kenilworth. It became the fifth largest Abbey in the country, visited by monarchs and providing a popular retreat and final resting place for the nobility.

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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