The Friends of St Laurence

Belfry Roof Beam Repairs

Published: December, 2021

Thursday, 9th December 2021 marked the start of the church conservation project when the loose and rotten wood in the bell tower roof support beam was removed. The contractor, Sally Strachey Historic Conservation, took the attached photos and reported that, although there was some movement in the bolts, they are currently secure but will continue to be monitored every couple of years or so.

The project will continue on 17th January when SSHC will mobilise to start work on the chancel east gable, north transept and boundary wall repairs.

Rotten roof beam (before removal of loose material)

Roof beam (after removal of loose material)

Sample of removed rotten wood

January 2022: East Chancel scaffolded and ready to start work on Monday, 17th January

Boundary wall dismantled ready for re-build

Cleaned-out wall crack on North Transept ready for re-pointing

Lime mortar repointing in progress

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