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messageBeware roofing Scam
Posted by DulwichFox October 17, 11:39AM

Yesterday as I was leaving my house I was approached by a guy with 2 associates

He advised me he would be working on my neighbour's roof and they would be putting up scaffolding
Our two houses are of different construction and our two roofs are of different heights.

He said my neighbour had damp problems and he needed to check my side to see where the problem was.
I told him that my own Roofer had dealt with a previous problem several years back when I had damp.
This is still problem free. He still put up his ladders and one of his associates went up.
He brought down a broken tile.

They reported that many of my tiles were damaged.. unsecured.. broken.. and that all my lead flashings
were split and with inclement weather forecast I risked being flooded out.

He said they would do the work immediately and asked for £300 to do the work.
when I declined his offer and suggested I would get my own builder / Roofer back he got a bit off hand.
Not exactly aggressive, but very annoyed.

This morning I asked my neighbour about him having work done and He said no. Not having work done,

My Builder came. He looked at the broken tile and said 'That's a NEW break as the edges were grey'

He and another chap went up on the roof and found several tile in the corner removed and one missing. (The Broken tile )??
He replaced all the tiles and the broken one. They did not charge me but I gave them £20. to have a drink.
Job Done

These guys had a grey car. They had Irish accents and were surely scammers. I later went out and saw the
car in Fellbrigg rd. I'm on Ulverscroft. they seemed to be driving around looking for targets.

Please take care if approached


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was october 17, 11:40am by DulwichFox.

messageRe: Beware roofing Scam
Posted by lucyannemartin October 17, 02:23PM

I manage the Actress, I believe itís the same guys that were coming in here most days and I know at least 2 people they have got to and Conned badly - if you have any more information on them, I know they are speaking to the police and could it be helpful.

messageRe: Beware roofing Scam
Posted by northern interloper November 03, 06:21PM

Can you recommend your own roofer and share contact details?


messageRe: Beware roofing Scam
Posted by DulwichFox November 03, 09:25PM

northern interloper Wrote:
> Foxy,
> Can you recommend your own roofer and share
> contact details?
> Thanks.

My Roofer does small jobs for me as a favour. When he has a spare hour or so .

He is always busy.. He does a lot of Loft extensions and complete roofs.

He is a local man born in East Dulwich now in his 60's.

I have jobs I need doing but he is so busy.

If you have a specific job you need doing I will look up his details and PM you


messageRe: Beware roofing Scam
Posted by Jacqui5254 November 03, 10:06PM

northern interloper Wrote:
> Foxy,
> Can you recommend your own roofer and share
> contact details?
> Thanks.

Norwood Roofing are extremely reliable and have many positive recommendations on here.

They take before and after photos to ensure you don't get ripped off with false work as mentioned in this thread.


messageRe: Beware roofing Scam
Posted by Sue November 04, 02:04PM

I can highly recommend Russell Perring.

07852 972052.

Very competent, reliable and reasonably priced. He has lots of recommendations on here if you do a search.

messageRe: Beware roofing Scam
Posted by Lynne November 07, 10:55AM

That's probably criminal damage if they broke your tile(sounds like it). You could report them to the police (pause for hollow laughter)

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