I am in the process of buying a house. Unfortunately the surveyors report flagged up issues with the slate roof. When I took a look myself, the woodwork is in good condition, but both the slates and nails have badly degraded over the past 75 years.
The construction of the roof looks reasonably straight forward, and I believe stripping the roof would be a straight forward job I could manage myself ( I have access to scaffolding ).
What I am wondering is... would I be mad to strip the roof and replace the slates myself? Currently there is no membrane on the roof, so I would want to add this as well. I'm reasonably competent at DIY and have two weeks holiday that needs used up. So should I attempt this myself to save money on a tight budget, or would I be asking for a whole world of pain ?