Malcolm came to give us a quote for the work despite us being 6 ½ hours away . We accepted and the date was set for works to begin . Malcolm and his team worked very hard and we are extremely pleased with the new roof . We were particularly impressed by his ability to start our job on short notice due to being let down by previous roofers who left us in a bad place ! We thoroughly recommend Strictly Roofing a very professional service and excellent level of workmanship, due to Malcom’s years of experience . Thank you Strictly Roofing. Paul & Becky Collins – May 2022
We were visiting our French house in the Limousin at the end of December 2020 and were due to travel home to the UK in 2 day’s time. The UK was experiencing a really bad storm including torrential rain and France seemed to catch the tail end of it. We have had our house almost 7 years and knew that the roof and the garage roof were not its strongest features and that there was a persistent leak around a disused chimney breast with the water running down the dividing wall and into the garage. Various jobbing builders had attempted to repair the roof exclaiming ‘that should do it kid’ as they drove off into the sunset with bundles of our cash. Far from being cured the leaks appeared to be getting worse, which was a worry as we would not be there to attend to them. Having discussed the matter, we decided to search for a specialist roofing firm as we considered this to be our best chance of getting the roofs repaired properly once and for all. The Specialist Roofing site caught my eye as the testimonials seemed genuine although I noted that they were a good hour travelling time from us which might limit any response. Having filled in the contact form I waited for a return message not really expecting such an instant response (although I didn’t know Dawn at SR then) lol. I explained that we were due to go back to the UK in 2 days and Dawn said that they were very busy but she would do her very best to get someone down to us.The very next day Malcolm appeared and we started taking about the roofs. As it turned out we are both from the Midlands in the UK. Malcolm has a fairly direct communication style but so do I so we got along from the word go and I felt that he was trustworthy. As we would be leaving the house unattended with someone I had only just met, this was extremely important to us. Having inspected the roof and showed me some of the issues Malcolm said that it would be a fairly big job but that it badly needed doing. As our tiles were no longer available the initial plan was to use the tiles from one face of the garage that was not visible and use them to repair the house roof, then re tile the garage using a similar tile. It later transpired that the garage tiles were much too fragile to be relocated and further issues were also discovered as the roof was stripped, so the original plan was a none starter. SR soon came up with an alternative. What really impressed me about Malcolm was that he kept me regularly updated with a series of photos of his findings and also with a chat every couple of days. We were of course back in the UK by now so the updates were particularly important. I actually really felt for Malcolm and his team as it turned out that there was twice as much work as was thought including the need to remove a chimney stack completely and repair the other 2? No one could have predicted this. By now I was receiving regular contact from Dawn at SR with cost estimates and general progress reports. I think that secretly she is the boss!! Another thing that we really liked about SR was that the payments required were staged in an extremely reasonable way. In other words there was none of the ‘full payment up front’ idea which can happen and leave the customer in a really bad place if the tradesman happens to be less than honest. Eventually all of the issues were identified, costs agreed and work was progressing at a really good pace. Whilst we didn’t want SR to rush, we have experienced tradesmen in France to whom the idea of working to a completion date Is a completely alien concept!! Not too long after, the work was completed and a further batch of photos together with a chat with Malcolm confirmed this. Neighbours had also been keeping us informed of the progress and a number of complementary texts were received commenting on the quality of the work and the perceived work ethic of Malcolm’s team. Due to Covid our next two planned visits to France were postponed and it was not until October 2021 that we finally got to our place once more. In a nutshell we could not have been more pleased! We never had doubts about Malcolm and his team and our trust was repaid in full. The job had been completed, looked amazing and all of the leaks had gone! The inside of the house and garage were clean and orderly with no damage to any of our property and the site had been cleared of debris including old tiles and wooden beams. Inevitably, with a project of this size there will be small snags and Malcolm returned to dealt with the couple I found almost instantly and with no fuss. To sum up we really found a gem with Strictly Roofing who are honest, straightforward and professional. They are also extremely likeable people. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. Sincere Thanks. Jack & Lou Parker – November 2021
PS We still think that Dawn is the boss!
From the start we were impressed by Strictly Roofing. Malcolm arrived at short notice to examine the very aged leaky roof of our second home in Savigne, and we did not find it difficult to agree that any repair work would be “opening a can of worms”, and that really we needed the roof replaced. It was in a terrible state. The devis was delivered to us quickly and was priced in great detail so we really knew what was what. We agreed a start date, and were assured that if we were in the UK when it was done we would be sent many photos of the work in progress and at completion. This was reassuring because of the Covid situation. As it happened, we were in Savigne when the work began. It had been delayed by 2 weeks due to a combination of bad weather and supply delays…neither of which was under Malcolm’s control. However, the work was completed in record speed. The team were very professional, polite and helpful, and did a super job, leaving the site clean and tidy. The roof looks terrific! We would recommend Strictly Roofing to anyone. Tony & Madeleine Graf – 86400 – October 2021
Dear Dawn, thank you for your help and support with everything. Malcolm and Josh and team are a delight. The whole process of replacing my 120 year old slate roof was as stress-free as such an undertaking could possibly be, from the word go. The quote was swift and reasonable, the communication excellent, and the start date provided a few months in advance was to my amazement the actual start date. This was immensely helpful as it meant I could book a camping trip while the noisiest part of the work got underway. Malcolm and team were very kind and looked after our kitten while we were gone. They were punctual, polite, and hard working every day and despite the major works going on it was possible to go about day-to-day life as usual. They were happy to explain everything they were doing and made it clear what was happening when and why at every stage in the process. Three weeks on, the result is a fantastic neat new slate roof with nice symmetrical zinc ridges, restoring the house to its former glory, but with the security of knowing it now has a 21st century breathable waterproof membrane in place. I am thrilled and can’t wait to have the team come back to re-roof the barn! Malcolm is a genuine pro who really loves working with slate and can be trusted to do a great job. Kaya Pearson – August 2021
We have recently had our roof completely replaced by Strictly Roofing. It was a long lead due to the pandemic but we finally managed to get the project going in May. The work was far greater than had been envisaged and the weather was against us much of the time, but despite the the team turned up when possible and even with frequent rain and hot temperatures managed to complete the work before we had to return to the UK. We are very happy with our new roof and relieved to leave the place once again water tight. Many thanks to all who worked on it. M et Mme Marsden – Beceleuf 79 July 2021
Malcolm first assessed the job in February and despite being wet and windy did all the calculations whilst on the roof! Brave. The work was carried out on time and according to schedule and whilst several issues arose because the roof is so old, these were all dealt with as work progressed. The result was a beautiful new roof on the house provided by an extremely competent and professional outfit. I would have no hesitation in recommending Malcolm and his team at Strictly Roofing to anyone needing this type of work undertaken and will hopefully be using his services again in the near future.
12th November 2020
Strictly Roofing have provided a professional and friendly service with practical and helpful advice, they have gone above and beyond to make sure that the work was completed in good time and provided updates throughout.
I can happily recommend them to others.
22nd Oct 2020
From the outset I have been very impressed by the service provided by Strictly Roofing. Malcolm arrived to provide a quote when he said he would (hooray!) and from that point I have had every confident in his knowledge and I have been very happy to accept his advice. In my case the roof was particularly challenging and I have really appreciated how Malcolm spent time explaining the difficulties and finding solutions. He is honestly, fair and his workmanship is exceptional. I can truly recommend Strictly Roofing without reservation.
24th July 2020
I would highly recommend Malcolm and his team at Strictly Roofing. They did a first class job and addressed all my concerns, believing that it would only be a good job if I was happy! I would also like to mention Dawn who takes care of the administration side of things. She always responded to any queries I had. All in all, a fantastic job and a beautiful new roof!!
30th May 2020
Work undertaken by Strictly Roofing, Malcolm & co at Lorigné for the Famille Sacre.
Commencement of the job was very brisk, after the acceptance of the Devis. The roof in question had many features that complicated, these were overcome with dexterity of mind and hand, all problems resolved to our relief. Extra work was undertaken, throughout the duration of the original timescale and completed to our total satisfaction. Appreciate greatly what was achieved, 2 chimneys, 4 veluxs and 3 walls which conspired to make it a very difficult job.
Well done, and many thanks.
12th March 2020