While the majority of roof tiles can be successfully restored, occasionally some tiles are too old and brittle to safely work on. A prime example is shown by this tiled re-roof undertaken on Sydney’s North Shore.

While the majority of roof tiles can be successfully restored, occasionally some tiles are too old and brittle to safely work on. A prime example is shown by this tiled re-roof undertaken on Sydney’s North Shore.

Stage 1.

The initial call was made to Roofline to carry out a roof restoration and roof repairs.  Closer inspection identified the needs for a new roof.  The tiles were extremely fragile, deteriorating and over 90 years old.

Closer inspection identified the needs for a new roof. 

Stage 2.

Due to safe workplace standards we install the safety rail edge protection system. The old tiles were removed along with the original timber battens. New battens and sarking (foil underlay) are installed prior to the roof tiles being laid.

Due to safe workplace standards we install the safety rail edge protection system.

Stage 3.

Once in place the roof tiles are lifted by an elevator onto the roof.  We then start laying the roof tiles into positon.

Once in place the roof tiles are lifted by an elevator onto the roof.

Stage 4.

Due to the poor condition of the old original roof, the

re-roof was completed in sections to enable a safe walking foundation. We see here the vast transformation taking place.

Due to the poor condition of the old original roof, the  re-roof was completed in section.

Stage 5.

Once all the tiles are installed the tiles are cut under the hips and around the valley. Ready for the final stages of the re-roof

Once all the tiles are installed the tiles are cut under the hips and around the valley.

Stage 6.

The ridgecaps are then installed.  Firstly the caps are laid onto a bed of sand/cement called the bedding.  A second layer called the pointed is applied over the bedding using a flexible pointing compound.

The ridgecaps are then installed.

Stage 7.

Finally the safety rail is removed and the roof is given a final inspection.  Restoring this 1920’s roof back to its original condition.

Finally the safety rail is removed and the roof is given a final inspection.