Client: St Mary the Virgin
Completed: 2022
Category: Places of Worship
Contract Duration: 20 Weeks
Architect: Hanslip & Co
What we did...
  • Restoration
  • Stone Masonry
  • Structural / Roofing
  • Leadwork
  • Rainwater Goods

USL were pleased to carry out the chancel roof repairs at St Mary the Virgin, East Bergholt.  This interesting church is in Dedham Vale, a part of Constable country, where the River Stour cuts through rolling landscapes on the Suffolk and Essex borders. Working in partnership with Hanslip & Co Architects, the team carried out repairs to the roof.

The repair programme included;

  • Scaffolding
  • Removal of existing cement flaunching and roofing battens.
  • Timber repairs and replacement to battens, tiles, and new mortar fillets.
  • Full tiling to roof
  • New Code 6 lead flashing to the chapel parapet and roof interface.
  • New cast iron rainwater goods
  • Removal of vegetation on masonry
  • Masonry repairs as well as repointing.
  • Extensive repairs to the north aisle parapet including dismantling of parapet brickwork for re-building and inspection, rebuilding of coping stones, installation of tie bars for strengthening, removal and replacement of damaged brickwork, and rebuilding of merlons.
  • This was inclusive of new lead flashing and limewash of parapet walls.
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