Traditional Roofers

Traditional Roof Construction Roofing Contractors in Edinburgh

Midlothian Roofing Services  are skilled in traditional roof construction work and offer a comprehensive range of traditional roofing services for residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout Edinburgh & Midlothian.

With 25 years experience in the roofing and building industry Midlothian Roofing aim to excel both in terms of the quality of roof we build, selecting the best roofing products and install your traditional roof to the highest standard. We have employed dedicated roofers to undertake all traditional roof construction work, assuring our clients of having a specialist roofing team on every project.

Traditional Roof Construction for Pitched Roofs

There are two basic methods of pitched roof construction the first is ‘cut roof‘ which is a traditional method of cutting the timber on site and building up the roof using rafters, ridge boards, joists and purlins. You will need to get a quote from us as it is important to know the exact details being determined by the size of the roof you need and the size of timbers etc.

The second type of traditional roof construction is a ‘truss roof‘. What is used here are factory made trusses which would need to be delivered to the site complete and then just erected. Please note that current day building regulations require detailed calculations need done of the stresses, timber size etc. that will be used in your roof construction. Factory made trusses tend to be standard practice where all this can be worked out on a computer.

Traditional Roof Construction using Traditional Roof Tiles

Traditional Roof Construction work is quite a complex field and involves many calculations regarding the strength of the materials used. You want your roof to withstand very high wind speeds and snow loading and so your roof has to be designed to carry the covering, eg the traditional roof tiles that you want to put on it. Roofing in the UK is generally covered with small sections like tiles and slates because they are easier to get up onto the roof. There are four main types of traditional roof tile that are popular with customers, pan tiles, plain roof tiles, roman roof tiles and new generation roof tools plus there is slate appearance roof tiles.

Get in touch with Midlothian Roofing Services for all your Traditional Roof Construction requirements. We are local in EdinburghDalkeith and PrestonPans.

  • Slating & Tiling
  • Lead Sheet & Zinc Flashings
  • Velux Windows
  • Lime Pointing
  • Guttering &Downpipes
  • Cupolas & Skylights
  • Stone Repairs
  • Chimney Repairs
  • Lime & Cement Rendering
  • Roughcasting
  • Restoration
  • Scaffolding


We are members of numerous roofing and building industry organisations which reassures our customers Midlothian Roofing Services are totally committed to providing a professional high quality repair service.

For further information and advice please contact us.

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Why use Edinburgh Roofing Services

We are one of the most well known and respected roofing cotractors in the Edinburgh, We have 100s of great reviews and we adhere to the stricktest of standards. We also emply the best people for the job and we vet all employees and contractors that we use.

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  • All Types Of Roofing Covered
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  • 24/7 Emergency Repairs
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