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Freephone: 0800 023 8350
Telephone: 01438 229 655
Mobile: 07961 147 476

A 4th generation family run business

Roofing Services Welwyn Garden City | Roofer Welwyn Garden City | Roof Repair Welwyn Garden City | Flat Roof Repair Welwyn Garden City

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T. J. Copping Ltd Roofing Specialists are a family owned roofing company who have been successfully trading since 1960. Their desire to offer a quality roofing service with competitive rates is as strong today as it's always been.

T. J. Copping Ltd have many satisfied customers in and around the Welwyn Garden City area.

A little history about Welwyn Garden City

Welwyn Garden City is about 19 miles from Kings Cross, London, making it a well situated commuter town. Welwyn Garden City was the second garden city in England, the first being Letchworth Garden City and one of the first new towns.

It is unique in being both a garden city and a new town and exemplifies the physical, social and cultural planning ideals of the periods in which it was built.

Welwyn Garden City itself was founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard in the 1920s following his previous experiment in Letchworth Garden City. Howard had called for the creation of planned towns that were to combine the benefits of the city and the countryside and to avoid the disadvantages of both. The Garden Cities and Town Planning Association had defined a garden city as a town designed for healthy living and industry of a size that makes possible a full measure of social life but not larger, surrounded by a rural belt; the whole of the land being in public ownership, or held in trust for the community.

Howard arranged for the purchase of land in Hertfordshire that had already been identified as a suitable site. In 1920 a company, Welwyn Garden City Limited, was formed to plan and build the garden city. Louis de Soissons was appointed as architect and town planner and Frederic Osborn as secretary. The first house was occupied just before Christmas 1920. The Stanborough area of Welwyn Garden City has a road named after de Soissons and a school named after Osborn.

Welwyn Garden City is laid out along tree lined boulevards with a neo Georgian town centre. It has its own environmental protection legislation, the Scheme of Management for Welwyn Garden City. Every road has a wide grass verge. The spine of the town is Parkway, a central mall or scenic parkway, almost a mile long. The view along Parkway to the south was once described as one of the worlds finest urban vistas. Older houses are on the west side of Parkway and newer houses on the east side.

It was intended that all the residents of Welwyn Garden City would buy everything in one shop and created the Welwyn Stores, a monopoly which caused some considerable resentment. Today the town has much more competition and variety. Welwyn Stores were taken over by the John Lewis Partnership in 1984 .

During World War II the Special Operations Executive had a research department in the town, and the Inter Services Research Bureau, developed the Welrod pistol and the Welgun sub machinegun there. Station IX was a secret SOE factory making commando equipment at the Frythe in Welwyn.

In 1948, Welwyn Garden City was designated a new town under the New Towns Act and the Welwyn Garden City company handed its assets to the Welwyn Garden City Development Corporation. Louis de Soissons remained as its planning consultant. That year The Times newspaper compared Welwyn Garden City with Hatfield. It described Welwyn Garden City as a world famous modern new town developed as an experiment in community planning and Hatfield as an unplanned settlement created by sporadic building in the open country. Welwyn, though far from perfect, made the New Towns Act possible, just as Hatfield, by its imperfection, made it necessary. In 1966, the Development Corporation was wound up and handed over to the Commission for New Towns. The housing stock, neighbourhood shopping and green spaces were passed to Welwyn Hatfield District Council between 1978 and 1983.

There was a large general hospital in Welwyn Garden City, the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, but in 2014 emergency and inpatient services were transferred to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage. A new hospital, completed in June 2015, offers outpatient, diagnostic and ante and postnatal services.

The Howard Centre is the town centre shopping mall, and was built in the 1980s, incorporating the original railway station.

Roman baths have been preserved in a steel vault underneath junction 6 of the A1(M) and are open to visitors.

In 2008, during construction of a site for HSBC, 60 unsecured argonite fire suppressant cylinders discharged, killing one person, injuring six other and causing substantial damage. Three firms were later convicted of health and safety offences.

So no matter what sort of roofing work you require, T. J. Copping Ltd Roofing Specialists are always able to visit your Welwyn Garden City property to offer a free, no obligation quote.

T. J. Copping Ltd Roofing Specialists are always a phone call away and are happy to offer a thoroughly professional roofing service to their clients. With public liability insurance and a guarantee of a free, no obligation quotation, we really are the roofing company you can trust to get the job done.

Some of the specialist roofing services we carry out:

  • Any new roof work and repair work
  • Domestic and commercial roofing
  • Slating and tiling
  • Flat roofs (single ply membrane and high-performance torch-on felt)
  • Lead work, Bays, valleys, parapets, flashings and box gutters
  • Cement work (verges and chimney stacks)
  • Fascias, soffits and guttering
  • Insurance work
  • Repairs and maintenance such as slipped slates, broken tiles, leaking gutters and overhauls.

Further Information

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Freephone: 0800 023 8350

Telephone: 01438 229 655

Mobile: 07961 147 476

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