Conservation and Repairs – Client: PCC of St Michael
The Church had been left a substantial bequest which permitted them to carry out much needed major repairs to the fabric. The roof coverings were replaced with all new slates and the cast iron rainwater goods substantially repointed. On the west elevation the hard cement render was carefully removed and the body walling repointed using hydraulic lime mortar. Internally the porch, tower base and west wall of the nave were replastered using lime putty plaster and finished in limewash. These traditional materials and techniques would once again allow the fabric to ‘breathe’ and begin to dry out.