St. Alban the Martyr

Phase II Roof Renewal — July 2020

By July the 2nd most of the east side of the North Transept roof had been stripped and sheeted.

The North Transept Roof East 2 July 2020

By July the 8th the West side of the North Transept roof had received the same treatment.

The North Transept Roof West 8 July 2020

Meanwhile the scaffolding on the south side of the church was rising towards the Nave roof.

The South Side 8 July 2020

And a board from our architects, Hook Mason Consulting, had arrived to join boards from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and our contractors, Croft Building & Conservation.

National Lottery Heritage Fund and Hook Mason Consulting Construction Boards

National Lottery Heritage Fund and Croft Building & Conservation Construction Boards

By July the 18th the scaffolding had been raised to the ridge of the roof at the west front and the end of the north transept. The north transept had been comletely stripped of the old tiles and stripping the north side of the nave roof was well under way.

The West Front, North Aisle and North Transept 18 July 2020.


By the end of July both sides of the nave roof had been stripped of old tiles from the west end to the transepts and new battens were being fitted over new membrane on the north transept and the south side of the nave.

The west Front and North Side of the Church 2 August 2020

The South Side of the Nave Roof 2 August 2020

The scaffolding was rising around the apse at the east end of the church.

The East End of the Church 2 August 2020

Read about the progress of the work during August here: http://www.saintalban.co.uk/restoration/roofrenewal2/august/.

Or return to June here: http://www.saintalban.co.uk/restoration/roofrenewal2/june/


This page is part of our project "Revealing St Alban's Hidden Heritage" supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.