Client: St Nicholas Church
Completed: 2022
Category: Places of Worship
Contract Duration:
Architect: Thomas Ford & Partners
What we did...
  • Restoration
  • Stone Masonry
  • Structural / Roofing
  • Leadwork
  • Internal Repairs
  • Rainwater Goods

The team at USL are pleased to have worked in partnership with Architects Thomas Ford & Partners at the Grade II* listed church Saint Nicholas within the Chislehurst Conservation Area, a designated area of the London Borough of Bromley.  This charming church with a distinguished cedar shingle spire was built in the 15th century, and enlarged in the 19th, though a church has been on the site for over a thousand years. The 15th c rebuilding incorporated the west wall of the earlier church, and a small Saxon window is visible outside the west door.

The scope of work involved masonry repairs to the nave west gable parapet, nave east gable parapet and valley parapet between nave and north aisle roofs.  These areas required restoration works to remove and repair defeated slates.

Restoration works incorporated;

  • Careful protection to slates and roof tiles before commencement of works
  • Delicate removal of damaged slates/tiles with replacements.
  • Restoration works to soakers
  • Repairs to eroded pointing along parapet including underside of stone coping.  Installation of new flint.
  • New lead soakers and flashing
  • The valley gutter parapet saw the careful removal of eroded stone coping along the entire length with the removal of old lead flashing.
  • The team installed new coping, repointing to match existing together with installing new lead soakers.
  • Internal repairs  - plaster repairs and decoration to lower south section of Chancel arch and adjoining walls.
  • Protect all adjoining areas including ceilings, walls and floors as well as fittings and furniture.
  • Rainwater goods - new cast iron hopper Rainwater goods
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