TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular Barry builder and father-of-two who died after falling from a roof last week.

Construction worker Trevor Webb, of Hill Street, was working on a roof in Heol Leubren in Pencoedtre Village last Wednesday, when he slipped and fell to the ground. The 48-year-old was taken to hospital but died on Thursday of his injuries.

His devastated family have paid tribute to a 'funny, hard-working family man' who will be sorely missed.

His wife Heathar said: "It was bad weather that day, but if he thought for one minute he was in trouble he wouldn't have gone up.

"It was probably a job he could have done with his eyes closed, and it was a tragic accident.

"We are devastated," she added.

"It won't be the same without him. He was a real character."

Trevor's mother, Maureen, added: "I used to come for a meal every Monday night and as soon as I put my knife and fork down, he'd say 'right - time for you to go home now'! He was always joking, you always knew when he was there."

The family have received dozens of tributes from friends, neighbours and those who knew Trevor from his building work - which included the flats on Hill Street and houses all around the town.

Heathar added: "He has built so many flats, houses and walls in Barry that a lot of people knew him.

"He also liked a beer and would have a drink after work, and would often change where he would drink, so he met a lot of people."

Almost 200 tributes have been posted on Facebook in less than a week.

Paul Lawson, operational Manager of Travis Perkins on Court Road Road where Mr Webb would buy supplies, said he was always friendly and outgoing.

"He was well known amongst the contractors and will be missed," he added.

South Wales Police are investigating the incident and have prepared a file for HM Coroner.