Your Manchester Roofing Company
If you have a roof, then you are probably going to want to get familiar with a local roofing company and keep our phone number handy. You may not necessarily need us now, but in the future we might just become one of your best friends. There is no such thing as a roof that is going to last forever.
Manchester’s Roofing Contractors
The bulk of the work that we do for you and your neighbours will be repairs and the like. It is rare that a roof will need to be completely replaced. Often, it is just going to be a tile or two that needs to be replaced. It needs to be done properly, though. You can’t just head up onto your own roof and replace the tiles because not only is it dangerous, there is a chance that you will do it incorrectly.
Obviously, the idea of a roof is to help protect and insulate your building. If a tile is cracked, then it is not providing the right amount of protection for your building. If it is missing, then it is just not providing any protection at all. If you catch it quickly (i.e. within a day of it failing), then you should be fine. However, the longer you leave it, the more rain and grime is going to seep into your property. This causes structural damage. You may not even notice it at first, but it is happening. Many ‘damp’ issues in the loft are going to be caused by failing tiles and the like.
Our job will not only be to replace that broken tile or two, but they will need to ensure that there is no structural damage to your property. If there is, then they are going to need to repair it. The longer you leave not getting in touch with a Manchester Roofing Company like ours, the more damage is likely to be caused. This is really something that you are going to want to ‘nip in the bud’ as soon as possible or you will be causing yourself long term (and expensive) problems.
We can of course build you a complete new roof and would be very happy to do that. The average roof is going to last a few decades (although, some of the newer ones may last longer than this). This roofing company can completely replace the roof and put something new in place. We can replicate the style you have already, or change things around altogether to accommodate and extensions or loft conversions you have planned. We will be able to do whatever you want. Many people actually end up changing up the style of their roof (if you have planning permission), just to give their property a new look…or a bit more protection from the elements.
Basically; when it comes to roofing, you are going to want to be working with an experienced roofer. Do your research. Whether you want roof repairs or a completely new roof installed, it is worth working only with the best. Which is us of course!
Manchester is a city found within Greater Manchester. At the last census, the city had a population of 530,300.
History of Manchester
The first record of human habitation in the area comes from a Roman Fort which stood in the area. It was constructed around AD 79. It went by the name of Mamucium, or Mancunium dependent on the historian that you asked.
For most of its lifetime, Manchester has been a relatively small town. In fact, it was barely a blip on anybody’s radar until the 19th Century. It was then that the town started to expand at a rapid rate, particularly due to the opening of the Manchester Ship Canal in 1894. Manchester had been designated a city long before this, though.
During the industrial revolution Manchester, like many of the nearby towns and cities, was into textile manufacture, specifically cotton spinning. In fact, Manchester became known as ‘Cottonopolis’ due to the amount of cotton the area was producing.
The rapid expansion of Manchester, and its importance to the United Kingdom, meant that it became one of the sites of the world’s first intercity passenger railway. This railway still operates today in the form of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
Owing to the wealth of manufacture which took place in Manchester, the city played a key role in the war effort during World War II. Of course, this did not come without a price. Manchester was heavily bombed during the Blitz. Between the 22nd and 24th December 1940, over 470 tonnes of bombs were dropped on the town. Nearly all of the city centre was destroyed, including some of the factories where goods were produced. This included 376 deaths.
Manchester suffered a huge downturn in trade at the conclusion of the war. This included losing 150,000 jobs in manufacturing over the course of just 2 decades. It was not until 2000 that Manchester started to develop into the city that we know and love today, although it took a lot to get there.
In 1996, the IRA bombed Manchester. This was the largest bomb to ever be detonated within the United Kingdom. While nobody was killed (300 people were injured), damage to property totaled £400 million. Businesses were shut down overnight, never to reopen. It was this damage which resulted in a lot of investment in the area, particularly since the Commonwealth Games were held shortly afterwards. Various buildings were renovated and are now popular shopping destinations. Much of the city which stood in the 1960s has now been demolished and modernised.
Modern Manchester is now a healthy mix of architectural styles. A portion of the buildings which stood during the industrial era still stand, but they are surrounded by a lot of more modern buildings.
Castlefield is one of the more laid-back parts of Manchester, with beautiful Victorian Houses surrounding even more beautiful canals. The canal was constructed here in 1761, mainly as a way to transport coal around the area. Many of the warehouses from around the Victorian era still stand here.
Castlefield is where you will find the old Roman Fort.
Museum of Science and Industry
If you love railways, then a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry should be in order. It is here that the world’s oldest train station stands. The museum also pays tribute to the days of Manchester that have gone by. This includes the machines used to power the textile industry, as well as you being able to feast your eyes upon a Rolls Royce built in 1904. The museum also includes a replica of the first British plane to ever fly.
The Museum of Transport can also be found within the city.
This cathedral was first constructed in 1422, with the building achieving cathedral status in 1847. While it was damaged during the blitz, a lot of the building is 100% original.
Nearby you will be able to find St. Mary’s Catholic Church, which is a bit more modern. It was built in 1794 and is a real insight into the beauty of architecture from around that time. This includes marble altars, gorgeous statues, and an overall expressionist-style.
National Football Museum
Manchester is home to two of the biggest football teams in the world; Manchester City and Manchester United. It, therefore, makes sense that the National Football Museum can be found within the city. Plenty to discover in here too. This includes the original rule book for the game of football. This means the original rules for a sport that has taken the world by storm (except the United States, for some reason).
Manchester City’s Ethiad Stadium can be found close by, as well as Old Trafford. Both of these offer guided tours if you want to find out more about the history of the sport.
This is the oldest public library in all of England. It has been in use since 1653. It is now home to 100,000 books, with many of these books printed in the 19th Century.
Chetham Library has actually gone down in world history. It is because this is the building where Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the writers of the Communist Manifesto, met.
Manchester Art Gallery
The largest art collection in the UK outside of London can be found here. You can find plenty of artists represented in this art gallery. This includes Constable, Stubbs, Manet, Monet, and Gauguin.
As the largest city outside of London, it makes sense that Manchester would have a Chinatown of its own. It is very similar in style to the Chinatown found in London and in other parts of the world, so expect plenty of culinary delights and even more Chinese crafts for sale.
People’s History Museum
Manchester was very much a working class town in its past, so it makes sense that there is a museum dedicated to the working class of the United Kingdom. There are also presentations on the evolution of democracy within the United Kingdom.
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