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Re-roofing St John the Baptist Cathedral

Re-roofing St John the Baptist Cathedral

40 tonnes of Midland Lead’s sandcast lead was chosen for the re-roofing of the St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich.

Since its completed construction in 1910, St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich has been extended, yet has undergone very few renovations to its original structure.

The project saw the Cathedral’s original lead recycled and re-purposed from the building.

Not only ensuring historical continuity, recycling a building’s lead also works to establish great environmental credentials. As such, 40 tonnes of lead was removed from the roof and transported to Midland Lead for recasting.

Using the traditional sandcasting process, with nothing added or taken away, the lead was put back through the kettles and re-moulded to code 7. The Cathedral has maintained its traditional look and the lead given a new lease of life.

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