TIVERTON ST. PETER’S CHURCH


Russ has been the Church Architect for this major Grade 1 Listed Church since 2008 and has been involved in several projects at the church .These include improved access and a planned conservation programme for the Greenway Chapel, the most significant architectural feature of the building.

A major repair project to replace 2/3rds of the roofcoverings was carried out between June 2010 and January 2011. The project costs £330,000 and involved replacing leaking lead with new cast lead and new carpentry in several areas, including the tower.


The main contractor, Norman and Underwood, took all of the lead to their workshops in Leicester where it was re-cast and brought back to re-use on the roof- recycling of a traditional material!

 

During the course of the work it was discovered that the leaks had caused decay in the wallplates in some areas and a few of the main roof trusses. The latter were repaired with stainless steel and resin to a design by the consulting structural engineer, Barry Honeysett.

Despite these problems and an exceptionally severe winter the work was completed on time.