Shingles in-spire Church renovation

Shingles in-spire Church renovation

Marley provided their western red cedar shingles for a church renovation in North Yorkshire.

All Saints Church in the North Yorkshire hamlet of Burton in Lonsdale is a Grade II* listed building, completed in 1876.

The distinctive broach spire had been suffering from weather erosion and needed extensive repairs and renewal, in particular to the shingle cladding, as it was around 60 years old.

A substantial grant was secured from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, helping the project to take shape.

John Coward Architects from Cartmel in Cumbria specified rustic-looking JB Shingles for the restoration of the All Saints Church spire.

This had been their product of choice previously, and they knew that the project demanded a long-life solution that was straightforward to fix and would blend in perfectly with the local rural environment.

Contractors Lambert Walker Ltd were appointed to carry out the work as part of a larger, four-month contract at the church. Sometimes needing to operate in adverse weather conditions, it was fortunate that JB Shingles and proprietary JB ShingleFix are always easy to use.

More than 150 bundles of the product were required, and completion by the Lambert Walker team was on time.

Low-carbon JB Shingles are a highly popular, effective roofing and cladding solution. Produced from naturally beautiful western red cedar in Canada. The shingles are light to transport, quick to fix on site and require zero maintenance afterwards.

Church Warden Ann Whitworth expressed her delight at the results. “It has given a lift to the whole area, hugely admired. It’s quite beautiful,” she said.

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