Fabric repairs and re-roofing project at listed Vicarage finishes

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The Cotswold stone slate roof to the C18 east wing of this Grade II listed Vicarage has been re-roofed.  Isolated timber repairs were carried out to wall plates, rafters and dormers.  Cast iron rainwater goods and stonework were repaired.  Coursed rubble stone walling was locally raked out and repointed where mortar was failing.

About 35% of the original stone slates were reused with new replacements sourced from a local quarry, including new ridges which closely match the original.

Existing mineral wool insulation was removed from all roof spaces and timbers repaired where decayed.  All roof spaces were insulated with wood fibre and ventilation introduced to minimise condensation risk.  Roof hatches were enlarged and introduced to all roof compartments to allow future access and ongoing fabric inspection.  

Due to budget restrictions, the repairs and re-slating were carried out without a protected roof scaffold, which meant more time was needed covering and protecting open areas with tarpaulins resulting in a longer contract period.