Roofers travel to give a free fix to ‘cow­boy’ job

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - By Molly Mile­hamChap­pell

A roof­ing com­pany from Ash­ford trav­elled more than 40 miles to give a woman free help af­ter spot­ting on so­cial me­dia that she had been duped by cow­boy builders.

Re­gal Rooflines, whose yard is in Bon­ning­ton, of­ten carry out work in Lon­don, and re­sponded to help the woman in Sid­cup af­ter they came across a Face­book post not­ing she had been left with a halffin­ished roof.

Com­pany owner Danny Hodges got in touch with her to of­fer as­sis­tance. He said: “I thought maybe we could help.

“She thought it was a joke, to be hon­est.”

The house was left with a flimsy roof cov­er­ing and gap­ing holes where win­dows and doors were sup­posed to be.

Mr Hodges, 34, went along that night to as­sess the dam­age and of­fered to fix it free the next day with a col­league. He said: “She burst into tears. It’s good to help some­one.”

He and his col­league Jack Meccy man­aged to com­plete the work within the day, mak­ing the roof wa­ter­tight.

Mr Hodges said: “At the end of it, the lady tried to give us £200.”

The cus­tomer put the money in the men’s pock­ets, but keep­ing up his al­tru­ism, Mr Hodges stopped off at a nearby flower shop, bought her some flow­ers and sent the money back with a note say­ing ‘keep smil­ing’.

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Danny Hodges of Re­gal Rooflines

The roof which was re­paired free by Re­gal Rooflines

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