Traditional barge board must be matched carefully in order to reflect the character of the property and surrounding area.

Clients in Llangollen have a beautiful older house with unusual fascia and barge boards. The barge boards are an unusual size being 9 inches wide a half an inch thick. The barge boards also have a trim. This is unusual because barge boards are normally 3/4 inch thick, plain, and very flat.

Traditional Barge Board Stripped Back

The traditional barge board, which was old and rotten was stripped back. Roof tiles at the end of this roof were also removed to ensure a complete and watertight finish.

Re-felt, Re-batton and Re-tile

Next, we re-felt, re-batton, and re-tile the end of the roof. We carefully select replacement tiles to provide a perfect match to the original. This is very important in traditional buildings such as this. The roof is then made ready for replacement barge boards. At this point, we always replace any rotten roof timbers to ensure the soundness of the roof.

Customised Traditional Barge Board

We arranged for the original barge board to be copied, including the trim. It is a perfect match as you can see, and looks just like the original. Two coats of black gloss paint are applied to the barge board. Neighbours of our customer are in touch asking for a quote for similar work. This is because they are impressed with the work done.

Happy Customer

Our customer is very happy. Look what they said;

We would like to say how pleased we were with the work that you and your team did for us. We appreciate your efforts to match the aesthetic of the house whilst bringing it up to standard!

We will get back in touch when we are ready to do the front gable.

T and C

Contact Us

Contact us if you have a traditional building with unusual or tricky decorative features. Traditional barge boards in particular are sometimes difficult to get right. We have an eye for detail as you can see.

Call us on 07813 016472 or 01691 777321 or email We will provide you with a free, no obligation, quote.

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