DPR have recently completed a job on a property in Wombwell, Barnsley. They were contacted by a customer to inspect the roof after concerns that the roof was leaking. A full site survey was completed by DPR and it was discovered that the chimney lead flashings were damaged and the bonding gutter had become loose and defective causing water to penetrate the roof. The project included overhauling the chimney lead flashings and replacing them to ensure water tightness and removing the existing mortar fillet to the fibreglass bonding strip and repointing to ensure a water tight seal.

A fibreglass bonding gutter is usually installed at a join in the roof with a neighbouring property. The two different sets of tiles should have a bonding gutter between them with a mortar bond. The works were required to ensure that this roof remained waterproof and weather proof.