Brown & Ralph

Building Restoration and Stonemasonry

01954 262600

St Mary's Bardfield

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The spire of St Mary's Church had seen better days, with the existing shingles decaying and suffering from woodpecker attack. A carefully designed scaffold was erected and under a temporary roof the existing shingles were removed. Working closely with the Architect with regard to the design the roof was then re-battened and re-roofed using oak shakes with a thin stainless steel flashing between each course. This was to create a metallic resonance when tapped by the woodpeckers to avoid future attacks. This was an unusual project which our carpenters relished. Further works included replacement rainwater goods in cast iron, repairs and redecoration to the clock face and minor masonry repairs.
  • Client : PCC St Mary's Church
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  • Value : £52,000