Slate Roofing

Slate Roofing

Slate roofing is what Abbey Roofing services specialise in. We believe that slate is excellent for many different style roofs and also cladding on Dorma’s Ext. Welsh slate is the most common slate throughout the UK. Its uniformed sizes make it easy to work with and easy to get hold of for repairs.

Slate roofing usually come in 20″x 10″ but also common to find them in random sizes.

slate roofing

Welsh roofing slate

slate roofing

Burlington slate roof

Burlington Slate

This is also found locally in Cumbria. Not far from Ambleside, there’s a quarry where you can still buy from today, slate for floors roofs & walls, Buttermere green slate is locally sourced and can still be found Throughout Cumbria, and the lake district in historic towns such as:

  • Penrith,
  • Keswick
  • Cockermouth
  • Whitehaven
  • Maryport
  • Windermere

There are many listed buildings throughout the Lake District which we have repaired and made watertight with original & traditional roofing methods Inc. Lead work & lime mortars in strict code, complying with local heritage guidelines

You must first apply for listed building consent from your local planning authority, otherwise, it’s actually a criminal offence, here’s a link to a very informative video on consent, (LBC)

No wonder it’s still a very popular choice today! In fact, for roofing it’s still the most popular choice!

  • Welsh
  • Burlington
  • Westmorland green
  • Buttermere
  • lakeland green slate

Abbey Roofing specialise in all aspects of roof repairs, natural slating and maintenance throughout Cumbria, North of England and Scotland. We offer traditional & modern roofing repairs.

If you have a slate roofing project coming up around Cumbria, or Scotland we are the company for you! We have been providing exceptional traditional roofing for many years and have a series of very satisfied clients.

To receive a free no obligation quote why not call us or fill out the contact form and we will be in touch.

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 .
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.
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!
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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