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Our company director was introduced to the roofing trade after leaving school. A summer job that allowed Malcolm to save up whilst he prepared himself to study maritime radio communications at university. However Malcolm quickly discovered his love of roofing, and what started as an interim job ended up being the first steps of his lifelong career. Malcolm decided to continue in the building and construction trade; specialising in roofing.
Malcolm’s extensive experience began in his native country; the UK. He has worked across the continents on special projects where his roofing skills have been needed in the construction of unusual and stately homes. Malcolm thoroughly enjoys variety in his work, but his passion is, ‘…all things slate’. Therefor he loves working on English Heritage buildings, churches and has had the pleasure of working on the UK’s finest buildings. Malcolm is equally keen to work on French chateaus, however the more complicated the roof, the more he enjoys it. With over 40 years’ experience Malcolm loves a good challenge and his mind is always on the job. Malcolm regularly states that he absolutely loves roofing – thinking of it constantly.
Malcolm and his family moved to France in August 2012. He quickly discovered the need for trusted and specialised roofers amongst the local and expat communities. This is when he founded Strictly Roofing. Malcolm started helping clients with home renovations and responded to emergency leaks in the local area. Eight years on and Malcolm has built a thriving company that covers large regions of France. Strictly Roofing is proud of its exemplary reputation for delivering quality workmanship on time and on budget.
Josh works alongside Malcolm as a roofing auto-entrepreneur. This means that he works with Strictly Roofing when he is needed; mainly during busy periods and on large projects.
Josh was introduced to roofing by his father, Malcolm, after he finished his studies in science and engineering. Initially Josh wanted to study civil engineering at university, but during his 5 years of roofing he’s discovered a deep passion for the art and craftsmanship of roofing. Josh has a keen eye for detail and a particular love of architectural shapes and geometry. He gets much satisfaction from looking at well crafted buildings and is always pointing something technical out, wherever he goes.
Josh has secured a unique position in Australia with a specialist roofing firm. He is planning to absorb and learn as many different roofing systems and techniques as possible; expanding his roofing knowledge. Josh intends on being the very best in the industry and is currently planning his very own building project in France. Having grown up in France, Josh speaks fluent French and can assist in translating.
Dawn is the beating heart of the company, organising and facilitating a pretty hectic schedule with laser-like precision. She is always the clients first point-of-call and can advise on everything from roofing systems, materials and prices to official French building regulations and the documents and paperwork that’s needed to execute them. Dawn can answer your questions, and if she doesn’t know the answer – she’ll find it.
Being that Dawn is the unofficial ‘boss lady’, she makes sure that everyone knows what they are doing, where they are going and orchestrates the diaries. She organises auto-entrepreneurs and contractors; such as Josh and Tara, if needed, making sure that everything has been thought-through and attended to. Ensuring that the company is continually moving forward. Dawn compiles the devis and factures/quotes and invoices and makes sure that all the accounts are reconciled.
Prior to living and working in France, Dawn worked in the UK’s public sector for over 16 years. Specialising in HR training and development and management reporting. We feel very fortunate to have her on the team.
Tara works as a contractor. She lives abroad and works remotely for Strictly Roofing. She manages the website, helping to keep it up-to-date with new content, testimonials and photography. Often working with Dawn, Tara helps with branding, marketing and advertising.
Being artistic, Tara is involved in a number of creative projects. She is a photographer and artist with a first degree in fine art from the University of Reading. Her chosen medium is film and sound. Tara will be starting her masters degree in 2021 after a year abroad in Vietnam.
Tara travels as much as possible and has a deep love for the planet and green technologies. In her spare time she enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking and living an active outdoor lifestyle.