As buildings age, they deteriorate – that’s why it’s crucial that they are regularly inspected, and that any minor issues are resolved quickly and professionally, before the repairs become difficult, extensive and expensive! There are also many other reasons to ensure that historical buildings are well preserved, as written by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Be sure to keep an eye out for some of the warning signs of a deteriorating or damaged roof, particularly those on older properties, these can include:

  • Broken, slipped or missing tiles
  • Visible damage to the tiles, flashings and flaunchings
  • Damp patches in the rooms below the loft/roofing
  • Rotten or damaged timber
  • Any visible daylight through the roof when in the loft space

Whether the historical building is a listed or in a conservation area – it’s wise to approach any maintenance and repair jobs with caution. Whilst it is noted that maintenance doesn’t necessarily need consent, we’d advise that you get consent from the relevant authorities, prior to having roof work undertaken on a historical building. Historic England have compiled a list of useful contacts here.

Historical buildings often feature older roofing methods and materials, which can be a concern when it comes to replacing damaged tiles or finding a company that is capable to inspect, maintain and repair such a historical building element.

Here at MJO Roofing, we have carried out several restoration projects on historical and listed buildings such as 17th Century Bush Hall, located between Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield in the hamlet of Mill Green and the 18th century Bewdley Museum. The team at MJO Roofing can efficiently inspect, maintain and repair historical roofs, sourcing the best quality historical tiles to match those on the building, ensuring that the building is preserved to its maximum potential.

To discuss your requirements today, get in touch with the team at MJO Roofing on 020 8953 2306.