The securing of the Cuerdley Chapel roof has reached an important milestone!
After many months of design by FPL and careful work on site, the medieval timbers and overall stability of the Chapel roof have now been secured. With the condition of the roof and stability of the supporting stone walls having been in jeopardy for many years, the new structural ties have now been put in place by the Contractor Mather & Ellis. The final component to complete the stabilisation, a new portal to support the failed medieval gable truss, is due to be installed shortly.
Prior to the introduction of the new structural supports, extensive timber repairs against years of decay and beetle attack were undertaken. The works also involved the installation of huge replacement oak beams adjacent to the South Aisle arch.
With much relief on the behalf of the PCC, FPL and the team are looking forward to reinstatement of the slate roof covering to the Chapel and Organ Chamber before preparing for a further phase of work involving the re-roofing of the South Aisle.