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Roof Timbers & Joinery Joist Replacement

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Roof timbers & Structural timbers within buildings come in all shapes and sizes, floor and ceiling joists, structural timbers or wooden lintels any timber decay to these timbers can be detrimental to the overall structural soundness of the building.

Dealing with Dry rot and Wet rot


Dry rot in your home can be disastrous if not Treated in time 

it can spread without the timber being wet, because it is able to generate moisture through the digestion of timber, and once it spreads, it can severely damage the structural integrity of any building.

Dry rot is a fungus that can rampage through any space such as floor voids or attic spaces, and Roof timbers,


It has the potential to destroy all timber in its path whilst penetrating masonry & brick walls to reach more timber,

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We come across this quit often in our trade, All timber with signs of Dry Rot will need to be removed and replaced, 

all existing timbers and brick work will need treated

isolating and ventilating the area, preventing any further outbreaks of the fungus. 

To make sure the damp moist conditions… are gone for good,

Replacing damaged timber spars and purling’s, using joist hangers and not building them back into masonry walls,

we can do a free roofing survey with free advise  

Call, or contact us today for a free no-obligation quote.

Different types or roofs

There are two basic methods of pitched roof construction;

One, a ‘cut roof’ this is where a joiner will cut all roof timber on site,

measure all timbers to suite joists and purlins etc,

the exact details being determined by the size of roof. size of timbers etc.

The other option is a ‘truss roof’ which are ordered in from a factory and erected on site, (pre-made)


Building regulations now require calculation of the weight these timbers will take So… factory Pre-made trusses are starting to become the standard practice,

where all this can be worked out on a computer screen in your office,

Abbey Roofing Cumbria
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Duncan McNeil
Duncan McNeil
09:54 14 Feb 20
The guys worked through all kinds of horrible January weather to get the job done. High quality work with high quality materials so highly recommended.
Jonathan Millican
Jonathan Millican
07:46 08 Oct 19
Called Abbey Roofing when i found a leak in the roof of the house that was causing rising damp. Jim came round within 24 hrs and was superb. The problem was quickly diagnosed and dealt with by the end of the week. Excellent job and great customer service. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Danny Bull
Danny Bull
16:22 30 Sep 19
robert murphy
robert murphy
12:51 28 Sep 19
Excellent service facsia and soffits capped and looking great, very quick and efficient would recommend and use again.
Sam Verry
Sam Verry
16:16 31 Aug 19
We needed some new guttering on an old property we recently purchased as the existing guttering was causing us some damp issues, Abbey roofing gave us a reasonable quote and started the work within a few days of us accepting the quote. The work was completed professionally and to a very high standard. I have since had abbey roofing back to carry out some work on the roof and again I am really pleased with the work. Would highly recommend these guys.
Lee Preston
Lee Preston
11:26 12 May 19
Looks great, top workmanship, efficiently done and in a short time!
08:16 25 Apr 18
Prompt response, arrived to look at job when he said, gave a thorough account of what needed done, we agreed a price. The next fine day he arrived early with another worker and job done before end of day. Prompt, efficient, professional and reliable. My old cast iron guttering now looks like new and doesn't leak....hurray! Thanks James.
james thomas
james thomas
17:48 08 Mar 18
I have used James and his roof firm twice now and have had fantastic service each time. He is very quick to provide advice and all his work is timely and of a great standard . I would happily recommend and will be using him again in future .
arron weaver
arron weaver
15:01 28 Oct 16
Great price, no hidden costs, professional and friendly service, the results were simply stunning. would recommend to anyone. Thank you to all the team. Great work!
Michael Seidelmann
Michael Seidelmann
14:56 14 Oct 16
Jim and his team have been carrying out several jobs at our cottage, including re-roofing and guttering. We are delighted with both the level of service and the quality of work. Happy to recommend.
Ed Hagerty
Ed Hagerty
19:31 13 Oct 16
We’ve been restoring a house in Cumbria and over the years we’ve had tradespeople from across the spectrum. I can comfortably say that Jim and his team are in the very top of the list in terms of quality, price and service. They did a flat roof for us, some lead work and a variety of other external work, all of the highest quality. If Jim provides the service, you need look nowhere else. We’d trust him with any job, large or small.
Katherine Massey
Katherine Massey
14:11 26 Mar 15
Jim and Chris recently carried out outstanding work to our fibreglass roof on a listed building. We were delighted with the standard of workmanship, service, communication and the 25 year guarantee. The work was carried out in a timely and professional manner and was also reasonable in terms of cost. We were lucky to get some dry weather and guys that really know what they are doing. Thanks Jim, much appreciated! I will recommend you to family, friends and anyone I come across!
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