Slate Roof Construction

Slate is a beautiful, natural material for a new roof – it looks great and can last a long time, so can often be a very cost-effective choice long-term.

In order to get the most out of a slate roof however, it’s critically important that it is installed properly at the outset, and that’s where our experience and expertise can make a lot of difference.

Slating is an artform – cutting the slate, placing it, installing the flashing and ensuring that it will be watertight is no job for an amateur. As a fully qualified member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, Martin from Shepherd Roofing & Slating is one of Fife’s best qualified and experienced slaters.

At any stage of your project, we’ll be happy to discuss the options available to you. As slate is a natural material, it is available is a lot of different shades and colours – we can advise on the different options and related costs.

It’s important to get us involved in your building plan as early as possible, as natural slate can be a relatively heavy roofing material, and we would want to ensure that the plans for your new building or extension reflect that.

Give us a call now, or fill out our contact form and we’ll get in touch to arrange a meeting to discuss your project and the slating options available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you guarantee your work?

Yes – all the work is guaranteed (parts and labour) – the length of the guarantee depends on the roofing material you choose, as each has a different expected lifespan:
12 years for felt roofs
15 year guarantee for tiled roofs
20 years for slate roofs
(Please note we don’t include storm damage in our guarantee)

Any claims made to guarantees given will require a hard copy to be shown before any works will be carried out. It is the customer’s responsibility to keep these guarantees safe. Shepherd Roofing and Slating will not be responsible for providing duplicate hard copies.

Can you match my existing roof tiles/felt/slate?

Yes – we can match almost any existing roof material.

Do you supply written quotations?

Detailed written quotations are supplied and agreed before work commences.

How long will it take?

Factors include the size of the new roof and the choice of roofing material. Smaller jobs may be completed in a week, others take much longer depending on the complexity of the job – we’ll do our best to give you an estimate before the job starts, but please bear in mind a lot of the work is weather dependent!
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