Quality Roofing work for over 25 years

As a privately owned company, Crown Roofing has been established for over 25 years with our office based in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

We began as a small company working locally and have expanded to cover the South East of England and London. Our work ranges from small repairs to complete renovations and new roof coverings for tiled, slated and flat roofs on residential properties, Industrial (sheeted roofing), Railway Stations, Nursing Homes and Housing Estates. We also undertake vertical tile hanging, lead work, fascias, rain screen cladding, soffits, guttering and associated remedial work.

Crown Roofing have completed work for large companies such as Sussex Health Care (nursing homes), McNeally Brown Limited (Network Rail), Jones Homes, Drew Smith Limited (housing developers), Industrial Roofing (Parker Building Supplies) and currently working alongside BAM Nuttall, Geoffrey Osborne Ltd and Bellco Ltd. As well as enquiries from individual customers throughout the South East who need various repairs, re-roofs, ongoing maintenance or just some advice about their roof.

We offer a complete service and avoid using sub-contractors so use our own tradesmen, which ensures continuity of work and a top quality finish to all of our projects no matter how big or small. Our tradesman are skilled in various aspects of roofing and lead work, attend refresher courses and hold *CSCS cards, have passed a Health & Safety test set out by the *CITB. All of our Rail working operatives hold current *PTS cards and have passed medical tests.

*PTS - Personal Track Safety
*CITB - Construction Industry Training Board
*CSCS - Construction Skills Certificate Scheme

Courses, Programmes, Accreditations & Awards

  • NHBC Pride In The Job Awards
  • NVQ's in Slating and Tiling
  • Rhepanol FK (Single Ply Flat Roofing System)
  • Rapid Roofing Approved Installers (Liquid Flat Roofing System)
  • PTS Trackside Training (Network Rail)
  • PASMA Certificate of Competence
  • All roofers/labours hold CSCS cards
  • Ipaf certificates so when we need to hire in lifting equipment we can operate the machinery ourselves
  • RISQS registered and Audited
  • Members of Builders Profile
  • Registered With CIRAS
  • Bronze Accrediated with FORS ( Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme)
If there is anything you wish to ask or cannot find what you are looking for then please do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly office staff on (01424) 733446, or email us through the contact page.

Rail network

Since securing our first contract with Network Rail through Geoffrey Osborne Limited we have been supplying to the rail industry since 2010.

We have completed various projects on over 60 stations and are registered with RISQS. We started sponsoring ourselves in 2018 and currently have 12 PTS trained operatives.
We are members of Builders Profile, so you will find lots of company information contained within there.

The works we have completed includes slate repairs and renewals, roof sheeting and cladding to platform roofs as well as lift shafts and walkways, laminated glass, georgian wire effect, fascia and valance replacements, guttering, latchways mansafe systems, leadwork, flat roofing (Rhepanol) and steel gutter systems.

Some of the stations we have worked on include:
Blackheath, Charlton, Southampton (large Rhepanol flat roof), Dartford (new ticket office – large flat roof in Rhepanol with a Bailey ball nosed system fitted), Fleet, Basingstoke, Effingham Depot (Renewal of roof sheets, glazing and associated works to 19 runs of the Depot), Surbiton, West Croydon, Wimbledon (office extension and train shed), Orpington, Finsbury Park (lift shaft for CSpencer Limited), Surrey Canal Road, New Cross Station HV Power upgrades, Eridge Station, Hither Green, Nunhead, Caterham and many more.

In 2020 we completed works on over 17 different station alone.

Crown Roofing are diverse and willing to discuss any roofing and cladding needs potential and existing contractors have. Our works include but are not limited to:

  • Composite Panels
  • Profiled Plastisol Coated Steel
  • Aluminium Systems
  • Secret-Fix Low Pitch Sheeting
  • Architectural Flat & Micro-Rib Panels
  • GRP Decretive Fascia
  • Laminated Glass with Glazing Bars
  • Purlins
If you have any queries or should you wish to discuss your requirements with us please do not hesitate to contact us either through the contact page or by telephone where one of our friendly office staff will either take details for a call back or put you through to our estimating department.

You can get a more detailed description on induvidual projects below as well as images of the work done.

We replaced the roof sheets on the canopies.
Replaced the glazing.
Replaced the slate roof.
We carried out replacements to the roof of the bridge and stairs.
This was a time critical project where we had to complete works for 3 different station between the 15th February 2020 and the 23rd February 2020. Crown Roofing works together well as a team and with careful planning and organising we were able to complete all the required works within the times we were given!

The stations were Falconwood, Welling and Bexleyheath.
Stripped and removed roof sheets and existing valance boards to platforms 1 & 2.
Removed bird netting.
Replaced canopy roof sheets to platforms 1 & 2 but put polycarbonate bronze glazing to rear of platform 1.
Timbers were all primed after the roof sheets were removed and before new roof coverings went on.
On this project we had to remove the existing roof coverings, prime the timbers, fix aluminum profile sheeting to both canopies, all fixed with colour coded fixings and flashings. We also cleaned out all the gutters.

We removed existing valance boards, primed the timbers, supplied and fixed Dura Composite Dagger Boards to both platforms and gable ends.
Platforms 2, 3, 4 & 5: Crown roofing operatives fixed bolt on cleats. CEE purlins 177/18 for the roof sheets were supplied and fitted. 32/167/1000 0.9mm Aluminium ARS coated roof were supplied and fitted. Aluminium swagged collar downpipe, pipe bends, pipe clips drain adaptors and access plates were supplied and fitted. Existing flat roof covering was removed. EPDM flat roofing system was applied to the existing decking. Soffitt replacement to Platforms 4 & 5. Existing valance boards were removed and replaced with GRP valance boards.

Commercial work

Crown Roofing Specials cover all types of commercial work.

Crown Roofing have the experience and ability to complete any commercial project. These cover a wide range of different roofing products from slating and tiling to metal sheet roofing and flat roofing coverings.

Crown Roofing have completed rain screen cladding at the Queen Mary University in London as well as a local bus depot. Both of these projects were complex and very different but Crown Roofing are able to adapt and provide a wide variety of services.

Crown Roofing have completed projects on Schools, various Housing Associations & Hotels.

We can provide a Quotation to suite your requirements.

This was a rain screen cladding project that we were asked to complete. The system was designed by a company called Bailey.

We had drawings to work from and had to set the cladding panels exactly so as to ensure that the finished result matched the intricate design.
This building looks beautiful, especially when lit up at night.
We completed works at Hastings Bus Depot in 2019/2020. This was a massive project with some different challenges to a rail station or a building site as the buses were still opperating throughout the day. The Health & Safety of all personnel on site was our top priority, as is with all our projects no matter the size! There were many meetings before, during and after the project to ensure our delivery of service was top quality and safe.
Have a look at the before and after photos by clicking the image.
This was a complete strip and re-tile. We supplied scaffolding to ensure the project could be completed safely while working at height. All the waste was removed from site in skips that Crown Roofing organised.

One of the operatives on site thought it would be a nice touch to put a golf ball onto the cement at the top of the gable.
Works here were undertaken for a company called Sussex Health Care.

This was a new build project so we were sent plans to price works from. Once the roofing works were ready for us Crown Roofing attended site and carried out putting the new roof onto the building.
We worked on this project as part of a major overhaul which included new roofing works and re-decoration to the whole of the outside of the building. We stripped off all the existing slates, felt, batten, flat roofing coverings and lead to the dome at the very top of the building. New slates, felt and batten were supplied and fitted. New flat roofing materials were laid onto new decking that Crown Roofing supplied and fitted. Crown Roofing’s leadwork team completed the leadworks. The slating, flat roofing and leadworks were all done in accordance to the schedule of works that were supplied at the start of the project.

Domestic work.

Crown Roofing have been installing new roofs in the South East of England for over 25 years.

You can discuss your wants and needs with Matt in our estimating department. There are a wide range of different options available dependant on the style of your house and pitch of your roof, or whether you want slates, tiles, flat roofing or just some maintenance carried out.

There is a wide variety of tiles in lots of different colours, styles and suitability for the pitch of your roof, garage, extension or whatever area you would like tiling. Tiles are generally made of clay or concrete (you can get wooden ones too, Shingles) If you would like a slate roof instead of a tiled roof our you would like to re-slate your existing slate, you can have natural slates or Fibre cement slate. It is a case of personal preference and suitability when picking a new slate or tile to cover your home so why not let Crown Roofing help you with achieving a top-quality job with top quality materials.

We can provide samples and in some cases are able to show you roofs we have completed so you get to see the finished project.

We have our own Lead working team with many years’ experience. Lead work is invaluable as weather protection on your home. It has many applications, for example, on valleys, dormer tops and cheeks, canopies, gutters or flashings, a flat or pitched roof or at abutments between walls and roof. Lead can also be used for decorative objects and in comparison, to synthetic alternatives, it is still one of the most durable materials and can last up to 100 years when fitted correctly. It can also contribute to sustainable construction due to its long service life and durability, plus it only requires little, if any maintenance.

Any sheet of material used to cover a flat or low-pitched roof is usually known as a membrane and the primary purpose of these membranes is to waterproof the roof area. Materials that cover flat roofs typically allow the water to run off from a slight inclination or camber into a gutter system.

Crown Roofing are registered with a company called FDT (Flat Deck Technology) so we are trained installers of Rhepanol Single Ply. Single ply is based on tough, flexible sheeting, sealed al the joints to create a watertight system. It is highly versatile, equally suited to both large and small areas and can be used around details, such as roof lanterns with a seam-welded finish. Samples can be supplied, please contact us through our Contact page. A written manufacturers guarantee is provided along with a Crown Roofing guarantee.

Another material that Crown Roofing uses on small flat roofs is built up felt roofing bonded in hot bitumen. Rolls of felt are laid onto a timber or concrete decking (sometimes we need to renew the decking), hot bitumen is applied between each layer of felt for a watertight seal and topped with either green mineral finish, solar reflective chippings or aluminium reflective paint. This material and way of roofing has been used for many years. We can carry out whatever work you require. From a simple re-pointing job to taking the chimney down to below roof level and making good the roof to match in with the existing coverings. We can supply and fix cowls, chimney pots and bird deterrents.

These generally forgotten areas can help make your home look as good as new. You do not have to have a roof renewed or repaired to have these areas updated. We supply and fix a variety of rainwater systems and these come in different materials, the most popular being G.R.P - this is due to the cost and life span of the material. Vertical Tile Hanging can make a property stand out. We have completed many projects complemented by vertical tile hanging . There are a variety of tiles that can be used to cover the vertical parts of your home. Crown Roofing have the knowledge and experience to advise and carry out the best job for you.

This project was a strip and re-tile on the main roof, this comprised of removing the old tiles, removing the old felt and battens and disposing of a skip that Crown Roofing organised.

We stripped the old tiles, felt and batten from the vertical areas too. We replaced new felt, battens and tiles to the main roof and vertical tile hanging. This included all associated leadwork too.
This project was a strip and re slate.

We supplied and fitted new velux windows and associated leadwork to compete this job.
This project that was undertaken by us and included stripping off the old tiles, felt, batten and leadwork.

We supplied and fitted new felt, batten, tiles and leadwork. We also carried out some chimney repairs and renewed the fascia and guttering.

Meet the team

We have a friendly team here at Crown Roofing and any one of the office staff will be happy and willing to help you with any queries you may have.

Company Director
Sean Painter

Sean Painter

Sean has been the owner of Crown Roofing for over 25 years and has over 40 years’ experience in all types of roofing. Sean is mostly on site working. He has access to his emails so if you are wanting to speak to Sean directly email would be the best way of contacting him – please find details on our contact us page.

Company Director
Sean Painter

Julie Painter

Julie has recently been appointed the position of Director.

Business Manager
Sean Painter

Rachel Palmer

Rachel is the Business Manager and oversees the running of the office and started with the company in April 2000. She is getting more and more involved with the Health and Safety associated with the company. You may see Rachel on sites as she undertakes the Risk Assessments and Method Statements.

Office Assistant
Rachel Palmer

Lisa Payne

Lisa is the office Assistance and has been with the company since May 2016. Lisa will generally be the first person you will speak to when calling into the office. She deals with the sending of Quotations and Invoices as well as the office duties.

Estimator / Contracts Manager
Matt Dunno

Matt Maclean

Matt is the Estimator / Contracts manager and been with the company since February 2017. It will generally be Matt you will meet if you are wanting a Quotation for works (Sean does come out pricing too but he is predominantly based on site) Should you have a pricing enquiry then please do not hesitate to contact Matt who will be happy to come and discuss your roofing needs.

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