refurbishment of a cathedral roof

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Project Overview

Refurbishment of a cathedral roof

Client: William Anelay
Duration: June 2015- May 2016

Standing 48 metres high, the cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is a familiar feature of the Bristol skyline and can be seen from miles around. Commissioned in 1965 and completed in 1973, the roof works to this grade II listed cathedral were in need of complete refurbishment.

Our works consisted of removing the existing roof coverings, stripping off the roof lights, timber boarding, counter battens, insulation, rafters, wall plates, studwork walls and timber battens back to the concrete structure.

When the existing roof was stripped back to the concrete, we re-fixed new timber battens, studwork walls, wall plates, rafters, insulation, counter battens, softwood boarding, plywood and a breather membrane ready to receive new lead work.

The works were carried out one section of roof at a time until all 8 roofs that made up the whole roof were completed.