The Herne Bay Clock Tower Project

They say that the 176 year old, Grade II Listed Herne Bay Clock Tower is the oldest freestanding, purpose-built clock tower in the world. At 82ft tall and having been exposed to the harsh marine elements, this  traditional structure has started to erode and deteriorate, so the Heritage Lottery Fund and Canterbury City Council are funding a complete restoration of the Tower, to hopefully keep it in Herne Bay for a good few more decades.  Ballman Roofers part of the Herne Bay Clock Tower  Project We are very proud to be part of the restoration works to the clock tower, as this is a major … [Read more...]

Slate Roof Extension In Canterbury

Slate Roof Extension in Canterbury This first floor extension over the garage, built by Ballman Roofing Contractors and designed by Anthony Swaine Architecture, demonstrates the importance of detailing, in particular the slate roof and ironwork create a subtle decoration to a simple and subservient extension. Slate roofs tend to be simple in form, due to the use of larger slates, meaning the surfaces are plain - the beauty is created in its arrangement and detail of the junctions with other roof surfaces or parts of the building. Slates of different shape, size and colour (which can … [Read more...]