Insulation Essex


Quality, Affordable Pitched Roof Installation

Are you looking for an affordable pitched roof installation that won’t compromise on the superior quality results you receive? You’ve found the answer with J Peacock. As well as delivering high-standard results, our service is truly second to none. If you’re looking for pitched roof installation, re-roofs, chimney repairs, roof ventilation, tile repairs and more, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.


Pitched Roof Installation

What is best for pitched roof insulation?

There are typically two types of pitched roof insulation that we install: over-rafter insulation and under-rafter insulation. Here they are in more detail…

Over-Rafter Insulation

Over-rafter insulation (also known as warm roof insulation) is placed directly onto the rafters and followed by the installation of counter battens. This is then placed over with tiles.

Under-Rafter Insulation

Under-rafter insulation (also known as cold roof insulation) is exactly as it sounds – positioned between and under the rafters.


What does reroof mean?

A reroof is much easier than replacing your whole roof and the process involves a new shingle overlay being placed upon existing shingles. Provided you only have one layer of existing shingles, this is the ideal solution to improve the appearance and resilience of your roof. If you already have two layers of shingles, then you’ll need a full roof replacement, installing a third layer is prohibited by building regulations.

How much does it cost to reroof a house UK?

The average cost of re-roofing a house in the UK is around £4,000 - £5,500. As the cost will vary depending on several key factors, we recommend contacting us for a quote.

Is re-roofing a good idea?

We have seen the benefits of reroofing first-hand – here’s why we believe it’s a great idea…
  • Provides Support
  • Easy to Install
  • Elevates the Appearance
  • Affordable Solution
  • Lead Work

    What is lead work in roofing?

    With so many roofing options on the market, you may be asking yourself ‘what is lead work?’. Lead work in roofing is a preventative measure to seal the joints between two surfaces – in roofing, this would be the roof and brickwork. This process is also known as ‘flashing’ and it provides a watertight barrier to keep your home safe and protected against leaks.

    Our lead work services include:

    • Lead sheet roofs.
    • Lead side cheeks to dormers.
    • Lead box gutters.
    • Chimney gutters.
    • Lead slates.
    • Flashings to parapets and chimneys.

    Are lead roofs expensive?

    Although lead roofs are marginally more expensive than other roofing types, they are worth every penny. Get in touch with us for a quote.

    Chimney Repairs

    What is chimney repointing?

    Chimney repointing is the process of removing the mortar, or cement, between the bricks and replacing it with new mortar. This will ensure that your chimney is structurally sound and will last for years to come.

    How do I know if my chimney needs repointing?

    The most common warning sign that your chimney needs repointing is if there are any signs of deterioration of the mortar. Other signs that point to a damaged chimney are if you spot debris such as mortar or brick falling from the chimney.

    How much does chimney repointing cost?

    If you’re wondering ‘how much does it cost to repoint the top chimney?’ or ‘how much does it cost to repoint half a chimney?’, get in touch with us today.


    Roof Ventilation Installation

    If you’ve had a pitched roof installed, as well as insulation, you’ll require roof ventilation to avoid moisture ingress and dampness. We install a range of roof ventilation systems including tile or slate vents, ridge vents and eaves vents (also known as soffit vents).

    What is the best way to ventilate a roof?

    Although all our roof ventilation options provide adequate ventilation for your roof, soffit vents and tile vents are known to be incredibly effective. Soffit vents are best used at a low level to provide cool, fresh air. Whereas tile vents perform best at a high level and allow warm air to exit your property.

    Can you add a roof vent to an existing roof?

    Yes, it is possible to add a roof vent to an existing roof. Get in touch with us for more information.

    How much does a ventilation roof cost?

    We recommend budgeting between £300 - £600 for roof ventilation installation. Contact us for a quote based on your requirements.

    Ridge Verge Tile Repairs & Replacement

    A roof ridge is a horizontal line that serves as the join between two roof planes. Verge tiles are used at the point where a pitched roof meets the gable end. Due to exposure to the elements and damage over time, both may require repairs and replacement.

    Repairs & Replacement

    If you’re wondering ‘How do you fix verge tiles?’ or ‘How do you fix a ridge tile?’ the process couldn’t be easier. The most common problem with these tiles is deteriorating mortar or damaged tiles. The simplest fix for these issues is to replace the mortar with new sealant or to replace the tiles.

    Repointing ridge tiles cost in the UK

    We recommend budgeting between £150 - £600. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote based on your requirements.

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      If you’re looking for Pitched Roof Installation, Re-Roofing, Chimney Repairs and more.
      Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.