First day in the field

First day in the field

Thursday, March 30, 2017


Jamie Oxley-Smith


  1. Welcome to Jamie's Blog
    01 Mar, 2017
    Welcome to Jamie's Blog
    My name is Jamie Oxley-Smith and I am currently working on an apprenticeship scheme with The Roofline Specialist for business administration. I started back in September 2016 learning many aspects of the business and excited to say I am now experiencing days out in the field. This has been a real learning curve for me and I decided to start a blog to share experience of different jobs and problems overcome. Hopefully this will be useful and interesting for blog followers: Jamie,
  2. School Gutter Maintenance
    30 Jul, 2017
    School Gutter Maintenance
    Hello, Its been a very busy month or so since my last post. I've been working hard in the office, but wanted to share my latest field experience. We have the job of maintaining gutters at a Grammar School, which are in many parts very high and difficult to access. We work with another local company, PG Platforms at Snodland who provide the equipment, Andy our Project Manager has his IPAF licence so can operate the machinery, which gets him up to the awkward gutters for clearing and repairing
  3. Full Roofline Clean
    09 Jun, 2017
    Full Roofline Clean
    Hello Everyone, Its been a few weeks since my last post. Today I spent most of the day cleaning up the roofline on a bungalow in Kingswood, near Maidstone. I really enjoyed the work, it was all white but the gutters were full of moss and debris, the fascia boards and outsides of the gutters were dirty with green algae, spiders webs and general dirt. We used a mild chemical in spray bottles with microfibre cloths, the finished job was all shiny!
  4. Guttering on bungalow
    10 May, 2017
    Guttering on bungalow
    Hi Guys, I just didn't realise how important it was for the guttering on a house to work correctly. This bungalow in Allington, Maidstone had approx. 30-40 year old grey pvc guttering. They used to have a car port along the side too, when that was removed it exposed the guttering which was not in great condition and leaking. I learnt today how to get a flow on a gutter run, by tying a string line from one end of the gutter run, attached to the gutter bracket and pulling it tight while
  5. Tricky Over flow pipe from boiler
    04 Apr, 2017
    Tricky Over flow pipe from boiler
    Hi Guys, My second experience out in the field. What looked like a very simple, small job to replace a wooden soffit board and gutter. Not at all!!! Once up at the Roofline (Which I learnt is where the roof meets the house), it was apparent there was an overflow pipe from the loft that had been installed pushing the soffit down and creating a problem in the gutter, which was continually overflowing in heavy rain. The fitters were to install a black upvc soffit, which had to be expertly