St. Alban the Martyr

Phase II Roof Renewal — September 2020

By the 1st of September, the first tiles had been added to the west side of the north transept roof.

North Transept Roof West Side 1 September 2020

A week later the north side of the nave roof was showing good progress, with the ridge tiles in place for half the length of the nave.

The North Side of the Nave Roof 9 september 2020

The east side of the north transept roof was being tiled.

East Side of the North Transep Roof 9 September 2020

The chancel roof was ready for tiling as far as the curve of the apse, which was yet to be stripped of the old tiles.

North Side of the Chancel & Apse 9 September 2020

Meanwhile some repairs to the stonework of the west end of the church had been carried out, including pinning a crack by the west door.

Pinning a Crack by the West Door
(extract from a drawing by c2designs for masonry repairs)

The Crack by the West Door Repaired 9 September 2020

By the end of the week both sides of the north transept roof were complete apart from the ridge tiles.

West Side of the North Transept Roof 11 September 2020

East Side of the North Transept Roof 11 September 2020

Tiles had been stacked ready on the north side of the chancel roof. But the south side of the chancel and the curved roof of the apse has not yet been stripped of the old tiles.

South Side of the Chancel Roof 11 September 2020

On the 18th of September the nave roof was complete and the north side of the chancel roof had been tiled as far as the curve of the apse, which had been stripped of the old tiles.

Chancel north and north transept east 18 September 2020

The east half of the south side of the chancel roof was being covered with roofing felt, while the west half still had the old tiles. The old battens and the plaster 'torching' which had secured the tiles were being removed from the boards which form the curve of the apse.

South side of Chancel Roof and Apse 18 September 2020

Further updates about the restoration work in September will be added here.

Return to August here: http://www.saintalban.co.uk/restoration/roofrenewal2/august/


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