Client: PCC of All Saints East Finchley
Completed: 2019
Category: Places of Worship
Contract Duration: 32 Weeks
Architect: Thomas Ford
What we did...
  • Restoration & Conservation
  • Stone Masonry & Brickwork Repairs
  • Structural / Roofing Renewal
  • Leadwork & Glazing
  • Rainwater Goods

The team at USL were pleased to carry out essential conservation and roofing repair works to All Saint’s Church, East Finchley, a prominent suburban church of high quality designed by JEK and JP Cutts and constructed in 1892. A vital restoration programme was required for renewal of the roof covering to the Nave, South and North aisle of All Saints Church; along with high-level stonework, masonry, rainwater goods and glazing repairs. The tile roofing was in poor condition with local areas of decay in the roof boarding and rafters. Working in partnership with architects Thomas Ford; this project was supported by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation and from All Churches Trust Ltd.

Conservation and repair programme included; 

  • Full scaffolding with temporary roof constructed.
  • Conserving masonry repairs with localised replacement, mortar repairs to stonework and repointing to brickwork.
  • Replacement of bricks in external walls where required. Sensitive repointing to brickwork.
  • Replacement of stone copings in Hartham Park Bath Stone as well as stone inserts to bath stone. Including the removal and replacement of any corroded fixings.
  • Mortar repairs to Bath Stone, reinforcements, and conservation of cracks to South Transept wall, repairs to window tracery, and stone fragments.
  • Pointing to coping stones, weathering surfaces and stonework.
  • Extensive clay roof tiling to Nave and Aisles; involving the removal of existing, underlay, boarding, battens, and edging.
  • Widespread renewal of leadwork incorporating flashings, weathering to aisle roofs, lead slates and rainwater goods.
  • Repairs to glazing and coating systems applied to rainwater goods, window frames and ferramenta.
  • Installation of lightning conductor.
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