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Your local roofing contractor based in Edinburgh.

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Committed to excellence

- We are a family owned company who take great pride in our reputation as one of Edinburghs leading roofing and building contractors.


- Our director and his father both started their careers as apprentice roofers and have a combined 60 years of experience in the industry.

- Our fully-certified professionals tackle everything from large projects to small repair and maintenance work. 


- From initial contact all the way to completion, we work side-by-side with clients every step of the way. Making sure they are completely satisfied is how we have established such a loyal customer base.


- We are fully insured, accredited and our work is backed by company and manufacturer guarantees.



- Get in touch with us today for free advice and quotations.


- Or fill out the make an enquiry form further down the page.








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- We’re committed to providing clients with a range of high quality services.


- Our experienced tradesmen will treat your property as if it were their own.


- From full roof replacement/installation, to small repair work and everything in-between.


- All carried out safely and to the highest standards at highly competitive prices.


Specialists in; 


• Pitched roofing (slating & tiling)

• Flat roofing (felting, single ply, rubber, liquid)

• Gutters, rainwater systems

• Hip, verge and ridge systems

                                                               • Roofline (fascia, soffit, cladding)

• Skylights/velux windows

• Industrial sheeting and cladding

• Ventilation

• Insulation

• Property maintenance

• Gutter cleaning

• Lead work

• Chimneys

• Stone restoration and masonry

• Harling/roughcasting

• Exterior painting

• Roof penetrations and flashings

• Liquid coatings

• New build/new roof

• Roof clean

• Insurance work

• Roof inspection / photographic roof report

• Reactive and PPM work

• Roof safety compliance

• Working at height

• Mobile elevating working platforms

• Multi trade service


Experienced with work carried out on residential, commercial, listed and industrial buildings across Scotland.


Fully trained roofing operatives with CSCS, CITB, IPAF, PASMA, SSSTS, FIRST AID and working at height accreditation.


Serving Edinburgh, Fife, Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian, Scottish Borders


Peebles, Loanhead, Penicuik, Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg, Roslin, Straiton, Bilston, Auchendinny, Rosewell, Currie, Balerno, Danderhall, Pathhead, Lasswade, Millerhill, Newbattle, Mayfield, Hillend, Silverburn, Gorgie, Oxgangs, Longstone, Stenhouse, Saughton, Morningside, Marchmont, Stockbridge, Newington, Craiglockhart, Haymarket, Colinton, Juniper green, Sighthill, Gogar, Cramond, Silverknowes, Inch, Blackford, Ravelston, Barnton, Bonaly, Buckstone, Newcraighall, Corstorphine, Liberton, Gracemount, Gilmerton, Leith, Granton, Inverleith, Trinity, Prestonfield, Craigentinny, Seafield, Portobello, Musselburgh, Gullane, Tranent, North Berwick, Haddington, Port Seton, Prestonpans, Wallyford





We are proud sponsors of local football team Pentland Athletic FC. Best of luck for the season!


What Our Clients Have to Say

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I called Gary just after the Christmas storm. My roof had developed a leak. I hadn’t used this company before so didn’t know what to expect. Gary inspected the flat roof of my house. Unfortunately the damage was worse then expected. Gary made temporary repairs and sent me an affordable quote to replace the roof which was beyond repair. I accepted his quote and am delighted I did. The work was carried out in a highly professional and expert fashion. I was kept informed at all times as to the progress of the work carried out. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Carson Roofing again and will gladly recommend this company to others. Thanks Gary and Team for a job very well done. 5 star work and service.

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I contacted Carson Roofing and Building because I had multiple roof leaks at my chimney flashings and 2 valleys, all of which emerging in the recent storms and heavy rain. I called many companies to pursue a solution, but the person who stood out the most was Gary. Whilst I am no expert on roofs, I just felt Gary was the man with the knowledge and honesty for the job.
I can say that I did not regret my decision. I received a detailed quote for the job, fully detailing the issues and the work required to solve them, all at a fixed price. Gary started the job when he said he would, and communicated timeously throughout. There were a couple of days when he couldn't get to site as promptly as he wanted (mostly due to the weather) but he always let me know his intentions, which was very much appreciated. Tradesmen aren't known for their communication skills!!
The job is now finished and I am pleased with Gary's workmanship, all of which evidenced by the pictures he took during the work. In my view Gary has a genuine intention to do a job with thoroughness and attention to detail, and I have confidence my leaky roof is fixed. Thank you, Gary.

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Excellent, professional company. Did full roof replacement and did brilliant job. Very informative during installation.  Will definitely use again. And will refer to family and friends.

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I strongly recommend Carson Roofing. Gary was meticulous and professional, and also has a very pleasant personality.

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Gary provided an exceptional service repairing our roof. Thank you for a job well done!I highly recommend Carson Roofing for any roof repair needs.

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I can't recommend Gary and his work highly enough. He repaired our roof which was leaking into a bedroom and he was friendly, professional, on time and did a fantastic job. Thank you Gary and the next time i hear of anyone needing some roofing work done, i will be sure to give them your number!

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  • We work with clients from a range of sectors including retail, education, housing associations, property management and factors, landlords, domestic properties and for architects and surveyors.


  • Often as the main contractor or sub contractor depending on our clients needs. We provide a bespoke service depending on our clients requirements.


  • Here are some examples of the types of jobs we carry out on behalf of our clients.



We replaced the old leaking tiled roof with a brand new one and removed the old chimney for a domestic client. This comes with a company guarantee and peace of mind for many years to come.



This old leaking slate roof was replaced with a reclaimed slate roof on a listed 500 year old cottage. This was completed with the approval of the local council.



This refurbishment on behalf of our commercial client involved roofing, joinery, plumbing, electrical work, plastering and painting. We acted as the main contractor and supplied all trades.



This domestic property had the old defective rough cast replaced on the exterior walls and chimney. As well as the slate roof being repaired and the building and chimney being painted.



This property had the roof completely replaced including the timber decking and insulation. The old roof felt was replaced with a new 3 layer traditional felt system as  requested by the customer. This comes with a guarantee. A chimney was also re harled and repaired.



This domestic property had the velux windows replaced, slates repaired and gutters cleaned out. No job is too big or small for us and we strive for customer satisfaction on every single job we carry out.


Carson Roofing & Building Services Ltd was founded by our current company director, Gary Carson Saunders.


Gary is the great grandson of Eddie Carson, Eddie Carson was a professional boxer from Edinburgh, active from 1945-1956. He fought at Bantamweight.


He was a world rated fighter of his time and the reigning Scottish champion from 1949-1954.  He had 84 professional fights, winning 55, losing 25, drawing 3 and 1 scored as a no contest. With the majority of those losses coming in the latter stages of his career and 20 of those wins coming by Knockout.


His most notable win was against Jackie Paterson, a British, British empire, European and world champion. Jackie Paterson was inducted into the Scottish sport hall of fame in 2002. Eddie Carson won their bout by way of knockout in the 2nd round.


His most notable loss came against Peter Keenan, a British, British empire and European champion. Eddie lost on points after 12 rounds.


 Eddie and Peter are linked in boxings history “for the keenness of their rivalry and the savagery of their battle”. 

 Much later in response to a journalists suggestion that “Keenan’s toughest foes must have come against Vic Toweel who defeated him for a world title or against Spider Kelly who took Keenans British and British empire title from him, or South African Zulu Jake Tuli, Keenan snorted his dissent. “None of these guys was tougher to fight than Edinburghs Eddie Carson, oh what a tough little ‘so-and-so’ he was”. Keenan also remarked that “Carson was the only guy I ever refused to fight in a rematch, he cut both my eyes”.


Eddie Carson had a colourful life before, during and after boxing and Carson roofing & building services Ltd is named after him in homage.

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