Roof coverings assessment – Selly Manor
The property comprises a grade II* listed timber framed two and three storey property dating from C15th, but moved to its present location in 1914. Pitched roof surfaces were of plain clay tiles, pierced by two brick chimneys. External wall surfaces are of timber frame, with infill panels of renders or faced brickwork.
The client expressed concern that sections of the roof surfaces contained tiles that had become dislodged, loose tiles to verges, and delamination of clay tiles to some areas. Debris could therefore possibily fall, causing injury, to persons using the adjacent public pedestrian access routes.
ABC undertook a review of all the roof surfaces to form a report to inform the management board on the remedial works required. Key areas were identified, and budgets proposed, to undertake selected maintenance rather than major re-roofing works.
Conservation officials assessed repair proposals, with handmade double cambered roof tile samples assessed for their suitability. The conservation aim of ABC is to undertake the necessary maintenance works so that they blend in with the existing fabric appearance.