Client: PCC of the church of St George in Headstone
Completed: May 2020
Category: Places of Worship
Contract Duration: 46 Weeks
Architect: CARDEN & GODFREY
What we did...
  • External & Internal Restoration
  • Roofing & Leadwork
  • Masonry & Brickwork Repairs  
  • Glazing & Leadwork 
  • Internal Refurbishment
  • Internal Redecoration 

USL was contracted to undertake the restoration and redecoration of the exterior and interior elements of the building including; re-tiling of the church roof, masonry and brickwork repairs, window glazing, leadwork and internal repairs and redecoration to church walls and flooring.

Universal Stone was pleased to be appointed as the specialist main contractor for the restoration of St George Anglican Church in Headstone, Harrow.  This red-bricked Grade-II Listed parish was designed by JS (John Samuel) Alder (1847-1919), and consecrated in 1911. Alder’s work was mostly concentrated in London’s early twentieth century expanding suburbs and follows a late decorated ‘Gothic style’. Following extensive surveys and consideration by the architect CARDEN & GODFREY, the high-risk elements of the church were identified for repair or replacement.

Works included;

  • General cleaning sequence of the exterior façade prior to repair works.
  • Extensive brickwork repairs and rebuilding to church walls, parapet, porch, buttresses and gables. 
  • Extensive restoration to windows including replacement of fractured bricks, repointing to flashing joints and rebuilding.
  • External stonework repairs encompassing tracery features, string courses, gables and parapet copings. 
  • Roofing restoration including re-tiling and replacing failing lead flashings.  
  • Repair and overhaul to rainwater goods. 
  • Window glazing repairs including redecoration of casements and stain glass repairs.
  • Repairs to church interior brickwork, plasterwork and redecoration.
  • Internal repairs to boiler house including re-plastering and brickwork.  
  • Comprehensive redecoration within the Lady Chapel to all painted plaster. 
  • Deep repointing stonework restoration on arches. 
  • Parquet flooring repairs including slate vents. 
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