Posts Tagged ‘TLX insulation’

New Welsh Slate Roof – All done.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The scaffolding was taken down early this Bank Holiday Monday, and these are the final pictures of the new roof.


So finally after 12 months, of obtaining many quotations, discussing options with builders and roofing companies. The roof is finally complete, and I no longer have to check and empty buckets in the attic, and that long overdue project is complete and finally put to bed.

A Special Thanks to Mark Winters of Mark Winters Leadwork and Roofing, York, Denis and Luke for an excellent job, and professional craftsmanship.

Here is a case study by TLX Insulation of work completed by Mark Winters Leadwork and Roofing, York.

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What is TLX Gold ? @TLX_Insulation @SIGRoofing

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

A number of people keep asking me what is TLX Gold?



TLX Gold is a BBA certified 2 in 1 Insulating Breather Roofing Membrane, manufactured by TLX insulation which we used with our recent re-roof.

off-cut of TLX Gold

off-cut of TLX Gold

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New Welsh Slate Roof – Roof Complete – Day 7

Thursday, April 13th, 2017


A few finishing touches, and the angled-cap-ridges cemented on, and the roof is now complete, the Building Inspector visited and said it was a nice excellent job, and had a tick in the box.

On time, and on budget as agreed just before the Easter Holiday! (well in fact a little less!)

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New Welsh Slate Roof – Slating finished – Day 6

Thursday, April 13th, 2017


I left this morning for work, and the roof needed slating on the back, and when I returned home it was completed.

In discussions with the roofers, they told me, “when they lick them and stick them its quicker!”

Today is the last and final day, whilst they add the angled ridges to the apex, and tidy up.

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New Welsh Slate Roof – Re-slating continues – Day 5 (Morning)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

At the beginning of Day 5, almost all of the front roof, rows have slates have been completed, and the lead work is being properly installed above the front porch (well it was not lead before!)


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New Welsh Slate Roof – Re-slating starts – Day 4

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017


The welsh slates start have been regraded, into thick, mids and thins, and start being nailed to the battens.

There are approx 2-3 rows completed at the front of the house shown here.

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New Welsh Slate Roof – TLX Gold on – Day 2

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017


Day 2, and we are water tight, and the TLX Gold breathable waterproof membrane is secure and new battens secure it to the rafters.

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New Welsh Slate Roof – Roof off – Day 1

Monday, April 3rd, 2017


Day 1, and the roof starts getting removed, by the end of the day 1, all the slates, under-felt, battens are removed, new TLX Gold is secured with new battens to the front of the house.

TLX Gold is a high performance insulating breather membrane, e.g. posh under-felt to the layman, it costs as much as gold as well!

TLX Gold – improves the thermal value of your roof without a risk of condensation and with little or no change to the roof height.

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New Welsh Slate Roof – Scaffolding – Day 0

Saturday, April 1st, 2017



When we purchased the property over 10 years ago, the current roof was surveyed and we were told, it does not look pretty, and is not going to win any awards, but “does it function as a roof – and keep water out?”, and if that is true, do not touch it, it could last, 5, 10 or 15 years, and it will let you know when it starts to fail.

Well that day finally came a few years ago, and I’ve been checking buckets in the attic ever since!

The time has finally come to replace our original welsh slate roof, and today is the day the scaffolding goes up.

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