I helped to put my first roof on in 1968, when I was a teenager. At the time I found that all that tree-climbing I did when I was little must have given me a head for heights that is so important when you climb ladders or stand on a roof with no railings and look at the ground.
Since then I have worked on huge industrial sheds, hundreds of domestic roofs, installed literally kilometres of guttering and I've been supervising other plumbers since the mid-1970s.
I have probably either made it myself, or seen someone else make every mistake in the book, and I use that experience to try to avoid them today. This is because it costs me a lot less in time, money and also stress if we do a job right the first time, rather than go back time and time again to make corrections. I therefore try to keep things simple and straightforward because it helps both you as a client and also my team of tradesmen.