Halifax Minster

Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd were delighted to be awarded the contract at Halifax Minster to carry out the internal reordering works. The project included the removal of the North and South aisle pew platforms to the East end of the nave.

The first phase of the work saw the removal of the floor voids which then required infilling with new limecrete floor construction and paving using relocated flagstones from another area of the Minster (where works were also taking place).

The next phase of the project involved the removal of the existing timber nave altar platform to allow the floors to be leveled out throughout the nave of the Minster. We then lime screeded the floor ready for the re-paving of the central nave with new Scoutmoor sandstone slabs.

Working closely with one of our manufactured joinery suppliers and following initial designs from the architect, we produced an octagonal oak timber dais platform, which is fully removable for the diverse range of events held at the Minster.

Halifax Minster was closed throughout the duration of the project due to the extent of works required. As a result, strong project management was required to ensure the work was completed ahead of the grand reopening for the Easter Services and an upcoming Songs of Praise event.

To ensure the project was completed as efficiently as possible and within these tight deadlines, we had to ensure the Ty-Mawr lime screed was laid as soon as possible to allow the appropriate curing time prior to laying the flags on top. The works were completed successfully within the deadline and the staff at the Minster were delighted with the finish and the efficient running of the project.

Client: PCC of St. John the Baptist

Architect: Steve Welsh (Buttress)

Period: 12 weeks

Value: £60,000

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