Interviewed by Checkatrade
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My name is Richard Walthall, I am a time served Roofer and plasterer with 12 years of experience and have recently branched out on my own, working under the name Slate & Plaster.
The name is a homage to the raw materials I work with and the traditional techniques and skills passed down from tradesman to tradesman using these materials. Not much has changed over those years. Slates still offer the most longevity and reliability when it comes to roofing and plaster is still the best way to finish an interior wall. Modern materials of course have their place and in some cases are more relevant. But I look to keep up the tradition of using original materials where possible.
I have undertaken all types of roof work from restoration of castle roofs to slating new building projects. I have plastered walls and ceilings of all shapes and sizes.
I was lucky enough to learn from one of the best tradesmen in the business. Not only did we do all kinds of roofing and plastering, we rebuilt chimneys, did lead work, pointing, flat roofs, roughcasting, cement rendering, guttering and loft insulations amongst many more jobs in the building trade.
If you have a query about any work that needs doing I should be able to advise you on a course of action.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH6 5JW
Kinross, Juniper Green, Edinburgh, Bo'Ness, Midlothian