St James, Altham

Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd was employed to carry out the reroofing of the nave of the Grade II* listed building St James Church in Altham.

To allow the church to operate as normal throughout the project and also prevent any further damage, a temporary roof was designed and constructed to prevent any water ingress during the course of the works.

After stripping the roof, wet rot was discovered which required some minor repairs prior to the stone slates being relayed, ensuring the church was structurally sound.
Minor rot repairs were required

The stone copings were taken off and rebedded on a new lead DPC with the introduction of secret gutters to the masonry abutments to improve the water diversion to the church. The existing rainwater goods were refurbished and refixed into position using new stainless steel fixings, preventing rust damage and helping to increase the longevity.

Internally, we carried out lime plaster repairs to the lath and plaster ceiling prior to a complete redecoration of the nave to the Church. St James’ was able to remain open throughout the duration of the works, despite having an internal birdcage scaffold to the working area.

The project was completed on time and within budget, demonstrating how Heritage’s in-house service mix helps makes our projects run efficiently and to a consistently high standard.

Client: The PCC of St James Altham

Architect: Ivan Wilson (IWA Architects)

Period: 18 Weeks

Value: £80,000.00

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