Need advice from a roofer

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Wouldn’t it be better to go to a home DIY site like DIYnot.com where many professional trades people use the Forums. Plus your total lack of information about your problem isn’t very helpful.
 

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When you say you had plastic done on a roof, what exactly did you have done?

Was it Fascias, Soffits or what?

What did they do that you are questioning them?
 
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Mainly looking at the gap surly capping board should overlap slate IMOH wider capping should of been fitted
just worrying wind will blow capping off and rain water coming into cavity and cause damp
not paid for job yet but dont think it should be left like that
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Wow !!! Even from your pictures I cannot work out what was supposed to have been done, but whatever it is , or was, it looks like a dogs dinner!
Assuming that it is some kind of fascia, you are right in as much as there should not be a gap which will allow water to run into the cavity.

Can you say exactly what you asked them to do?
 
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There's something not right there Colin, I would even question why there was such a wide wooden capping board in the first place with as Damien has said with the gap. The slates should go right to the edge covering the cavity and the capping would have done it's job, and no I dont claim to be a roofer, sorry.
 
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There's something not right there Colin, I would even question why there was such a wide wooden capping board in the first place with as Damien has said with the gap. The slates should go right to the edge covering the cavity and the capping would have done it's job, and no I dont claim to be a roofer, sorry.
House 120 years old. And I’m no roofer too 😂
but thanks for the reply
 
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That’s an appalling piece of work. Even if you haven’t paid them it’s still going to have to be put right. Were the company a member of any trade body such as National Federation of Roofing Contractors?
Even if the company get it looking better it may still fall short of a satisfactory job. So you might face paying for some other company to do the job.
I would contact the management of the company show them the photos and ask for their response. But you may be looking to get a surveyor in to assess the works, what’s required to make it satisfactory and what the estimate could be to remedy it.
I’m sorry for your predicament.
 

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Looking at the photos again and trying to work out what I am looking at from a perspective view, I note that the ridge tile(s) are missing or in very bad shape and the haunching is broken, yet the person who has fitted the presumably plastic piece has used a couple of sheets of lead to bridge the gap, which is completely wrong.
The ridge tiles need to be taken off and suitable replacement tiles using those that can be reused plus whatever is needed to cover the ridge right up to the end, and of course the haunching that is broken, removed and replaced with new cement.

Sadly it looks like a battle and extra expense getting it sorted out correctly.
You could involve Trading Standards , which I would do if it were me.
 

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