Leaking dormer flashing

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by tz123, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. tz123

    tz123 New Member


    Dormer loft conversion completed in 2016 - Water leaking through flashing soon after. Loft company don't want to know. Any opinions on flashing quality would be much appreciated?
  2. kiaora

    kiaora Well-Known Member

    You need to get an experienced builder/ roofer, to investigate.
    It shouldn’t be too much of a job.

    If you plan to persue through the courts, first thing, let the original builder know, so they have an opportunity to rectify and faulty workmanship.

    Take photos of repair/reinstate flashing abutting new dormer conversion.

    Good luck

  3. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    It runs underneath new flashing from old tiles...
    Flashing always need to go under BOTH sides of any run off. Often it ends up in a formed plates underneath each tile (be it on one (old) side) and one solid on a a newly build one.

    Annoying and not easy repair now, due to possibility of tiles cracking trying to reach everything one by one.

    Best of luck!
  4. Sam09862

    Sam09862 New Member

    Loft companies quite often will ignore you after problems arise. This is quite normal.

    As for your problem get it sorted out asap with a roofer. IF you have any dormer tiles left over don't throw them away.
  5. Tommy Clarke

    Tommy Clarke New Member


    My relative is a roofer, the lead flashing does not look to have enough coverage to me. I've heard him mention before that the company is liable for any problems legally. I would ask them to come back and look at it or you'll see them in court. Hope he can give you some advice, message him for some advice https://hsroof.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/homesealroof/
  6. gas monkey

    gas monkey Well-Known Member

    its put on wrong and the tiles are not abut tight there is a hole becuse poor job will never stop
  7. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    Poor standard of flashing there.

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