During a recent roof restoration at Kellyville a reoccurring leak was located around the gable end tiles. Some timberwork was rotten and water was penetrating internally.

During a recent roof restoration at Kellyville a reoccurring leak was located around the gable end tiles. Some timberwork was rotten and water was penetrating internally. The concerned customer called on Roofline to resolve his issues. After years of internal dampness and mould growth the time had come to call in the experts.

Stage 1.

The original gable shows visible signs of wear and tear. The old mortar and bedding is badly cracked and the old terracotta tiles are very dirty. To eliminate the leak we will rebed and repoint the gable end tiles.

The original gable shows visible signs of wear and tear.

Stage 2.

After the roof was pressure cleaned the terracotta roof tiles are lifted. The old mortar and bedding are removed. A new fibro strip is also installed to ensure a neat and clean finish.

After the roof was pressure cleaned the terracotta roof tiles are lifted.

Stage 3.

A new sand and cement mix (the bedding) is laid onto the fibro strip and the tiles relayed into position. The bedding is then trowelled to ensure a smooth surface leaving enough room on the fibro for the second application (the pointing).

A new sand and cement mix (the bedding) is laid onto the fibro strip and the tiles relayed into position.

Stage 4.

The gable end has now been rebedded and is lightly swept with a broom before the pointing is to be applied. As you can see the gable end is starting to come together nicely.

The gable end has now been rebedded

Stage 5.

Finally a layer of coloured flexible pointing compound is now trowelled over the bedding finishing off the process of the gable end tile rebed and repoint. This, like many other services, are provided Sydney wide by Roofline.

Finally a layer of coloured flexible pointing compound is now trowelled