Slating and Tiling Specialists Cumbria

Specialists in all roofing services and roofing repairs. We are an established and professional roofing company based in Cockermouth working throughout Cumbria.

As the top installer of slate roofs in Cumbria and a leading expert in tiled roofs, Lakeland Roofing knows what clients are looking for when it comes to installing a new roof. From exceptionally high quality to a quick and no hassle service - our priority is to leave you with a roof that’s long lasting, functional and suited to your property.

Replacing a Slate Roof in Cumbria

A well built slate roof can be the most important part of a property. It provides a building with watertight protection and can last anywhere from 100 - 150 years. Another benefit of a slate roof is its ability to increase the value of your home due to its natural beauty and durability. However if one of the slate roof tiles become loose or broken, it can quickly become a problem.

Other slate roof issues include: 

  • Leaks: it can be hard to spot the source of a leak as rainwater can run down roofing felt before entering a room.
  • Cracks: slates can break, particularly when TV aerials or satellite dishes are knocked over by wind.
  • Sarking: failure of the sarking through rot or previous repairs will cause nails to loosen and slates to slip.
As trusted roofers in Cumbria, Lakeland Roofing’s experienced team can install and repair slate roofs on both domestic and commercial properties. We have the skill set to fix anything from minor roof repairs through to constructing new slate roofs on large commercial buildings.

Get in touch today to receive a free no obligation quote and expert advice on all your slate roof repair or roof replacement needs.

Replacing a Tiled Roof in Cumbria 

Tiled roofs were commonly used to replace slate during renovations from the 60s onwards. Older concrete tiled roofs erected in the 1980s are likely to be coming to the end of their lives and may well need re-tiling. It’s therefore worthwhile organising annual inspections of a tiled roof. 

Other tiled roofing issues to consider are: 
  • Moss: the plant can retain moisture and lead to a freeze /thawing process which shortens the length of life of the tile.
  • Unclipped tiles: in high winds, concrete tiles can lift or crack if they are not fully clipped.
  • Cracks in the mortar: these should be mechanically fixed with proprietary clips
  • End ridge tiles: vulnerable due to movement, they should be firmly secured with a good cement bed.
  • Inadequate ventilation: this allows condensation and mould to develop on roof timbers.

Our Roofing Services at a Glance

  • Slating and Tiling
  • Flat Roofing
  • GRP Fibre Glass Roofing
  • Roof Repairs and Maintenance
  • Velux Window Installations and Repairs (Certified Installers)
  • UPVC Facias, Soffits and Gutters
  • Chimney Removal and Repairs
  • Chimney Rebuilds
  • Lead Work
  • Plastering and Rendering
  • Storm Damage and Insurance Work
  • All Work Guarenteed

Frequently Asked Questions

Lakeland Roofing’s team provide roof repairs and replacements for domestic and commercial properties throughout Cumbria and the surrounding area. If you’re looking for roof repairs in Cockermouth, roof repairs in Keswick, roof repairs in Workington or roof repairs in Whitehaven - we can be with you in no time.

Whether you need a tiled roof repair or a completely new slate roof, we can supply experienced and highly recommended craftsmen to improve your property. Please feel free to contact us at Lakeland Roofing Services where one of our experts will discuss each option with you in more detail as well as offer a free quotation.

If you have a slate roof and that is not currently showing any visible problems or signs of decay, it’s recommended to have it checked every five to seven years. A qualified roofer should come out and survey the roof to ensure that the materials aren’t degrading and that the system isn’t faulty. Assuring regular slate roof maintenance work can help to identify small problems before they turn into large and expensive issues.

Based in Cockermouth, Cumbria, Lakeland Roofing provide cost effective and reliable roofing services to both homeowners and commercial businesses, throughout the whole of Cumbria and surrounding areas.

This is where most companies let their reputation slide, especially in the roofing industry, where so-called cowboy roofers and rogue traders, will use every trick in the book to manipulate your project to their financial advantage.

Lakeland roofing services have years of experience and will therefore make every conceivable effort to ensure that what they quote is exactly what you will pay! Obviously, there are times when unforeseen circumstances may mean that certain materials cost more or indeed labour hours may vary, but most of the time we will swallow the difference ourselves. We can assure you from day one, that we are entirely trustworthy, reliable and renowned for playing by the rules and keeping to our word.

At lakeland roofing services, we do not subcontract any of our work to other companies, under any circumstances. This ensures that we deliver and maintain the same level of quality on every project.

From simple tile replacements, gutters, fascias and soffits, to complete new roofs and GRP waterproofing systems- Lakeland Roofing Services can carry out every conceivable roofing related service. Whilst we don't specify an exact roofing speciality, we instead pride ourselves on delivering a complete roofing service from start to finish, in every aspect of domestic and commercial roofing at affordable prices.

No, lakeland roofing services like to keep things very friendly and simple when it comes to your initial visitation and will therefore provide you with a FREE, no obligation quotation, regardless of how big or small your project may be. Whether you’re considering a flat roof upgrade, a simple tile replacement, or just need some advice on a repair or leak, Lakeland endeavour to treat every customer with the same respect and courtesy as any other.

Have questions or looking for a quote? 

Call us to discuss your needs.
Velux Certified
Fedaration of Master Builders
Confederation of Roofing Contractors


52 Gable Avenue,
CA13 9BU 

Contact Us 

Cockermouth: 01900 821 146
Whitehaven: 01946 860 006
Mobile: 07535 868 800