What our clients say

We have recently had our school roof renewed by G Baker Roofing Ltd and are delighted with the outcome. What we appreciated most about working with Glenn and his team was their ability to understand the workings of a school and the need to plan the work to ensure that any disruption during the working day was kept to the minimum. The timing and quality of the work always met my expectations and everything was communicated in a professional and timely manner.

 

An excellent service all the way around from start to finish

Headteacher, Senacre Wood Primary School

G Baker Roofing, spent 3 months working at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, re-roofing above the South and East Malls, during their time, G Baker acted  and conducted their work professionally with no  disruption to our business, fully understanding our needs our needs and business, worked very closely with the management team to solve issues and problematic areas that were uncovered or found, G Baker also proved that no job was to big or too small or too difficult and adapted to any and all situations

Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre

G Baker Roofing Ltd recently completed the renewal of the roof covering to our Lower Junior Block. All of the staff were extremely polite, courteous and considerate of the needs of the School timetable. They worked diligently, often working late to complete essential tasks. The site was kept safe, clean and tidy at all times. The project ran to time and within budget and we would like to recommend them unreservedly.

Staplehurst School

G Baker Roofing Ltd  carried out the renewal of the roof covering and decking at Bluebells Short Break Unit in Detling, Kent. The building is used as an overnight and weekend respite centre for children with special needs. Due to the Christmas holidays approaching, there was a very tight timescale on this project. G Baker Roofing Ltd were able to complete the works well in advance of the timeframe so that all snagging items were signed off and handover could be completed. This was despite the first week onsite being badly effected by the weather and also additional works added to the contract. G Baker Roofing Ltd`s hands on and pro-active approach to this project, as well as good communication with the site and ourselves as contract administrator, enabled the project to run smoothly and successfully. The level of workmanship was to a high standard and we would happily work with them in future.

Bluebells Short Break Unit

This is to confirm that G Baker Roofing has undertaken flat roofing work at the school during January and March 2014. Throughout their time on site adherence to health and safety was paramount for both the workers, staff and students of the school. The workforce was considerate to the needs of the school during the school working hours and were prepared to work longer hours as necessary to ensure that the site was both water tight at all times and the contract was completed within the tight time frame set. As the management of the company were on site most of the time a positive, professional relationship developed. This enabled direct communication to resolve issues quickly and agreement sought on a day to day basis. Overall the company were exemplary in the management of the site and ensured that debris from the roofing works was cleared quickly and efficiently. The school would have no hesitation in using this company in the future and would recommend them.

St Georges C of E School

The contractor was extremely helpful and considerate. The work was completed with very little disruption to school schedule. We would unreservedly recommend them.

Cleves School

All representatives of G Baker Roofing Ltd were polite and considerate, did a good job to time and budget and were proactive in finding solutions to problems.

Dover Harbour Board

We would like to thank you for the work you have completed at Dungeness. Your employees worked safely, quickly and cleanly.

Dungeness Power Station

This was our first experience of using G Baker Roofing Ltd, and any concerns we may have had concerning the roofing project, were totally unnecessary, as they worked diligently and professionally to deliver an excellent finished roof covering. Since carrying out this contract G Baker Roofing Ltd, have tendered for and undertaken further works for the University and given the quality of what they produce, I would not hesitate to recommend and use them for any future projects.

The University of Kent

Testimonials

Case Study

Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone

Noxite solution to Kent County Council

Sessions House, part of Kent County Council’s Headquarters in Maidstone, has recently utilised Icopal’s Total Torch System and Eco-Active Noxite. Icopal, the leader in building protection, was selected by G. Baker Roofing due to the environmental benefits its Noxite roofing solution provides.

The 3,000m2 Noxite project, which replaced a leaking asphalt roof that was suffering water ingress damage, used Icopal’s innovative Noxite to provide the perfect solution. Part of Icopal’s Eco-Active range, it has significant benefits to the local environment and air quality. The innovative sustainable construction material, which has a titanium dioxide (TiO2) coating to stimulate the process of converting harmful NOx particles into nitrates, reverses the surrounding air pollution caused by combustion - mainly from road traffic - to provide a cleaner, healthier environment.

Icopal, which provided technical expertise throughout the specification process to G. Baker Roofing, won the contract due to the extensive sustainable benefits the system can provide. Icopal’s Noxite helped address Kent County Council’s commitment to carbon footprint reduction, as well as reducing the environmental impact of the building over its lifetime in an economical and responsible way, together with addressing its current water tightness and roof failure issues.

Glenn Baker, from G. Baker Roofing, commented: “Having previously worked with Icopal’s team of experts we were happy to install its flexible Noxite roofing solution, which provides specifiers and contractors with a sustainable construction solution. The material, which gives significant benefits to the installer over liquid roofing, has fast installation times and offers a 20 year materials and labour insurance-backed guarantee.”

The refurbishment project began in March 2012 and is was completed in August 2012.

Case Study

Background

The Lighthouse Power Building for the Western Docks forms part of the outer harbour wall and is one of several lighthouses located around the port. Access to the lighthouse is provided by Admiralty Pier which was initially constructed over 150 years ago. Relentless pounding by sea waves has taken its toll on certain parts of the piers upper concrete concourse. The existing surface covering had sustained considerable damage with pockets of concrete missing in certain places.

As part of a planned refurbishment programme, the Port of Dover requested the specification of a new waterproofing membrane that would be capable of receiving pedestrian traffic to the lighthouse whilst also providing a level of surface protection that could withstand regular buffeting by the sea.



Challenge

The proposed waterproofing membrane needed to offer excellent durability properties in a hostile environment and be tolerant to the high saline content of the English Channel. Furthermore, the waterproofing membrane needed to provide anti-skid surface whereby access to the lighthouse at the end of the pier could be maintained. Such demanding criteria eliminated many typical membranes options, leaving Icopal’s Elastoflex Liquid Waterproofing System as the obvious solution.



Solution

The proposal required the Elastoflex liquid-applied membrane to be applied above the prepared and primed concrete surface with many of the damaged concrete pockets being filled and levelled before any waterproofing works could begin. The Elastoflex membrane was installed in two coats in conjunction with the polyester reinforcing fabric. Once cured, the Elastoflex Anti-Skid System incorporating a coloured quartz sand finish, was applied. This provided the anti-skid surface finish necessary for pedestrian access whilst also achieving a tough, durable skin that would provide a considerable level of protection against the crashing winter waves.

The project was completed during the summer months without delay or inconvenience to the port authority, and achieved an excellent aesthetic finish prompting complimentary comments from the client.