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Roofing repair recommendations

By 12 March 2014 9

Hi all

Just looking to get a bit of repair done for our roof which is in pretty bad shape. I’m looking for recommendations on some of the solid companies who have been around for a while to rebed and repoint heaps of places. Any recommendations (or at least who to avoid)?

ReACT seems to be a pretty big local company but has alot of criticism. Anyone with some recent views on their services would be appreciated.

Thanks heaps

 

 

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9 Responses to Roofing repair recommendations
#1
pptvb5:23 pm, 12 Mar 14

Nev Spencer
0412386990
Great tradesman, not a “roof painter” !

#2
urchin6:37 pm, 12 Mar 14

as per previous threads on this topic, alltop is good. they aren’t cheap but they do good work, are professional and don’t dick you around which is pretty much what you (probably) want.

#3
JC7:31 am, 13 Mar 14

Bigger doesn’t mean better. You are much better off going to an established sole trader for this kind of work.

#4
thatsnotme9:47 am, 13 Mar 14

ReACT had an ad campaign going a little while ago – “full roof restorations, only $xxxx (don’t remember how much), be quick, only two per suburb!” complete with all sorts of pictures of leaking roofs, water landing on some woman’s head, etc etc.

The fine print though? This “full restoration” included cleaning and painting only. So no actual work that would in any way fix a leak. Misleading advertising at best, blatant false advertising at worst. I wouldn’t touch them with a 10 foot pole.

#5
LTDLOWRIDER10:13 am, 13 Mar 14

If it is a metal roof I highly recommend Gibson Metal roofing – 0467 889 596

You can see some of his work here:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/GibsonMetalRoofing

#6
gazket4:57 pm, 13 Mar 14

painting is the worst most dodgiest thing you can do to your tiled roof . It screams cheap patch up.

He asked for bed and pointing so obviously it’s tiled roof not metal .

There’s a nack to bed and pointing so don’t get the local handyman .

#7
mrchips7:42 am, 16 Mar 14

My experience with Neville Spencer was different and I would not recommend him.

#8
kwacka6004:44 pm, 16 Mar 14

urchin said :

as per previous threads on this topic, alltop is good. they aren’t cheap but they do good work, are professional and don’t dick you around which is pretty much what you (probably) want.

I used these guys in mid-2012. They did a good job and have not had a problem since – definately no mucking around, just got on and fixed it.

#9
Leo_the_Lion12:18 pm, 11 Jun 14

i would say ‘avoid ReACT roofing’, although some of their works is indeed up to the standards. We had very bad experience with them, we, as a know-nothing customers, got shouted and abused for pointing out a few problems during the full restoration process, every question we asked got knocked back hard. after 5 minutes, comes bad temper and abusive language. We were so shocked that our brains went blank and we were out of words…

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