Scaffolding for re-flashing chimney?

Would you say the below work needs scaffolding? (Mid-terrace, we have a second floor extension with flat roof to rear of property) Re-bed the ridge tiles. Replace any slipped or missing slates. Install new lead flashings to the chimney stack. We've been given two vastly different quotes - one for £1000 without scaffolding, one for £3000 with scaffolding.

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While the thought of roofing work is often stressful enough for properties owners,
If you work with an experienced team like ourselves ,we can help make things hassle free as possible. Whether you require small roof repairs or a full replacement, saftety is paramount. Therefore, we would be erecting scaffolding before we would be starting work on this job .
29th Nov 2022
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Gary waters
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Depending on pitch of roof and tiles slate and kent pegs are a pain but a roof ladder will suffice as long as it is not miles of tiles I would do it for £475 no scaffold that's all in as I said as long as its not miles of tiles lol.
1st Dec 2022
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Best of with scaffolding to be safer but can do for £2000
2nd Jan 2023
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Highly recommend scaffolding as it can be dangerous on any roof.
5th Apr 2023
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It all depends on the pitch off the roof
I personally think if you can save the customer money and work safe then do so you would be able to access the roof from the rear using a cat ladder up to ridge but again depends on the placement off the chimney on the roof
13th Feb 2023
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Scaffold safer option yes
Prices both way over

Aslong as not a large area of tiles I'd estimate at a cost of 6-700 maybe the 1k mark with scaffold
4th Jan 2023
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C frew roofing limited
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
I would say it depends on access if you mean they can work off the flat roof which is 2 stories and the works required are to the pitched roof next to it then no they shouldn't need scaffolding to carry the works out. Scaffolding to go up 2 stories should be nowhere near £2000 the scaffolder I use would charge around £350 for that, I would say the first quote is reasonable depending on how many meters of lead, ridges and slates to change there are without any measurements or pictures to go off its hard to be accurate but £3000 is outrageous as a standard mid-terrace house is usually around 5m wide which equates to around 13 ridge tiles
18th Jan 2023
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Most jobs we don't need Scaffolding for I own my home scaffolding tower warm scuffle in tower and cherry picker
10th Feb 2023
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health and safety Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. Often referred to as HASAW or HSW, this Act of Parliament is the main piece of UK health and safety legislation. It places a duty on all employers "to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work" of all their employees. Bassed on this the answer is yes you need scaffolding for that job
12th Jan 2023
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Hi-Lite Home Improvements
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I personally would use scaffolding company
13th Jan 2023
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EPF IMPROVEMENTS
4 Reviews, 100% Positive
You can do this work without scaffolding but to be honest £1000 seems to cheap for the amount of work you have described I would be weary of such a low quote and would advise to check out the company and also make sure they have adequate insurance.
26th Jan 2023
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Yes, scaffolding is required.
7th Apr 2023
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Yes scaffolding is need to get much better results
11th Jan 2023
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LC&H limited
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No you could use cat ladders
13th Jan 2023
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A&D Roofing & Exterior Solutions
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
Yes it would need scaffolding.
28th Mar 2023
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Topspec roofing
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Need scaffolding for sure
7th Feb 2023
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The quote with scaffolding does seem high in price but is correct, no roofer should be working on cat ladders for no longer than 30 minutes. This is standard health and safety
13th Mar 2023
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£2000 for scaffold seems a bit much personally i would shop around!
22nd Mar 2023
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S&S
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We would try and give the customer the best price we can. We like to make sure that it is safe for us and the job gets done to a high standard.
20th Feb 2023
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Manni
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
Yes this work will need scaffolding as its compulsory and necessary.
15th Jan 2023
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Steve & Co
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Safe access is required. The job requires scaffold
5th Feb 2023
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Telfer Roofing
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Depends where the chimney is situated
22nd May 2023
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R&H Roofing
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
Yes you would need scaffolding but it could be done with a roof ladder but it would be safer with scaffold
10th Jul 2023
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Jwd contracts
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If you have a flat roof at the back then I would say you would only need scaffold to one side without the dormer as there should be enuff access on the dormer to do any work needed even with a scaffold I would estimate the work price to be round about 1600 with scaffold
17th Aug 2023
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Without scaffolding is a very dangerous process if they do not have public liability licenses you could be held accountable due to allowing the process off work to be carried out without the correct safety procedures

With scaffolding that’s very pricey roughly with scaffolding you should be looking with in the 1800/2000 pound mark

Hope this helps
8th Jun 2023
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I would say scaffolding will give you a better job
1 because you can check work been carried out safely

2 health and safety these days require scaffold on this sort of job
19th Jun 2023
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Yes
17th Jul 2023
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DBR Roofing
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The scaffold seems way too expensive for my liking. Maybe a £1000 extra for scaffolding but not 2
4th Sep 2023
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HB-Roofing
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If it’s not a steep roof a cat ladder could be used to replace lead on a stack with the right safety equipment, just make sure you research any business as much as you can and no cash and everything in writing.
18th Sep 2023
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TPS Roofing & Maintenance
3 Reviews, 100% Positive
That quote coming from me, would cost about £2250
18th Oct 2023
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I would require scaffolding to complete this amount of work
18th Dec 2023
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AMN Roofing
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Being a home owner you have responsibilities. One being to ensure all works is carried out in a safe manner. You are allowed on a ladder for 30 minutes a day, so if say scaffolding is needed also the contractor wanting to use scaffolding is probably going to do a lot better job having a safe working platform to work from
4th Jan 2024
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scaffolding one sounds about right
23rd Jan 2024
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Depending on length of work time scaffolding is required
20th Feb 2024
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Hi,

All quotes can vary in pricing but this doesn’t always mean that people are overcharging. As a roofer I would advise that scaffolding would be needed for safety for myself and your property and for the quality of work. Always good to shop around and get a few quotes and advice.

Hope this helps.

Jae.
10th Apr 2024
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