Following the discovery of a broken collar purlin at the west end of the nave roof, a preliminary inspection of the nave and chancel roofs was carried out by Clague and the DAC advisory structural engineer. The engineer subsequently reported that the entire nave roof was in a structurally unsafe condition and required urgent repair to prevent collapse.
Temporary scaffolding was inserted internally at the west end of the nave to provide necessary support to the nave roof during the interim period until long term repairs can be carried out. An application to the HLF was made and subsequently approved.
Following the structural repairs the roof was insulated with sheep’s wool to maintain breathability and provide some thermal insulation and sound deadening. The new natural zinc roof was installed with roll top battens to reflect the appearance of lead whilst new parapet gutters were laid to correct falls.