St Mary's Church Hinckley
St Mary's Church Leamington Spa
Initially problem areas were opened up to allow inspection of the timber-work. This assisted with diagnosis and ensured the correct remedial repairs were carried out.
Spandrel prior to rebuilding.
Poor workmanship carried out initially and with some historic repairs lead to localised failure of the plasterwork.
A restored ceiling boss.
A conserved and painted ceiling ventilator.
An external scaffolding was erected to carry out repair works to the Tower and stairwell roofs.
St Laurence's Church Rowington, near Warwick
All Saint's Church Leamington Hastings
St Mary's Church, Bloxham Oxfordshire
Churchyard Cross. (Grade 1) Church of St James Somerton Oxfordshire
The medieval cross stands in the churchyard of the church at Somerton. It's shaft stands approximately 1.5 metres high above a square base, comprising of a square 4-step marlstone plinth, the lowest step of which has a deep chamfered nosing. The head of the cross has almost indecipherable carvings on all 4 faces, and the top corners of the base are carved with heads.
The cross was dismantled some time ago as it appeared unstable and the iron cramps were exerting pressure on the stonework. The work involved carefully replacing the existing iron cramps with stainless steel. One section of one of the stones was in two pieces and this was dowelled together. The base stones were then rebedded and repointed with a lime based mortar.
The top stone is back in position.
Kings Sutton - Window repairs to The Church of St Peter's and St Paul's.
Seven windows are being conserved on the North Aisle, South Aisle and Chancel.
Work involved cleaning down, pinning and grouting cracked stonework, sheltercoating and painting the iron window grills.
Dowels are kept as small as possible to ensure tension and stress to the stonework is kept to a minimum.
A premixed lime grout is injected into the prepared dowel hole prior to inserting the stainless steel dowel.