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This work was carried out in 2018 and involved lots of general maintenance work.
The first task was to do quite a lot of raking out, followed by hydraulic lime pointing. This was unusually difficult and time consuming due to the concave flutings that run all the way down the spire.
All of the timber louvre windows were prepared and painted.Continue reading Spire general maintenance: pointing, timber louvre painting, weathervane painting. lightning conductor repairs
A recent louvre painting job.
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This page shows a brand new installation of a permanent ladder to give access up inside a steeple, and galvanised mesh to prevent birds getting in to the building (as they were previously).
Looking up the ladder from the base.Continue reading Installation of permanent ladder and louvre windows mesh
This 2015 job involved stabilisation of the head of the spire followed by full rake out and repointing.
We also carried out more minor tasks like painting the finial and fitting mesh to louvre windows to prevent birds getting in and making a mess of the inside.
We fitted four large and strong copper cramps to stabilise the head of the spire. This was the clients favoured approach as the Church could not afford a full rebuild. This repair will keep the spire stable for a great many years to come (it will see all of us out).
Continue reading Spire stabilisation and lime pointing