Pollokshields Heritage  

Advice

ROOFS

Roofing material

In Glasgow the traditional roofing material is grey slate, and matching slates are preferred for repairs and replacements on existing buildings, especially where roofs are visible from ground level. In the conservation area concrete tiles will not be permitted (See Fig. 1).

Planning permission is required where a change in roofing materials is proposed. Decorative features such as bargeboards, iron finials and balconies should be retained and reinstated wherever possible.