On completion

On completion

Wells Cathedral – North Nave Aisle Roof

Re-roofing of North Nave Aisle

NCA compiled tender drawings and acted as Contract Administrator throughout construction. The works involved removal of the existing lead sheets, liaising with the Structural Engineer in regard to timber repairs to the roof structure, and introduction of new lead sheets to the roof area and gutter linings. The current upstand to the gutter did not comply with current LSA guidance and as such, the levels of the gutter had to be reviewed and inset stones introduced to the rear face of the parapet. The existing access for maintenance to the area directly behind the West Front had previously been hazardous and the scope of works aimed to improve this through the introduction of lead steps. 

The roof void below reroofing works  forms part of the visitor route for guided tours within the Cathedral. Part of the works involved the introduction of a timber handrail around an area of the exposed vaulted ceiling.

Sitting directly adjacent to the Nave, the works had to be carefully managed particularly in the interests of health and safety to the public. 

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 Prior to works: Numerous lead sheets had slipped causing water ingress and decay to the structure below

Prior to works: Numerous lead sheets had slipped causing water ingress and decay to the structure below

 Prior to works: Interior view of the roof void below which overlooks the public spaces of the Cathedral below

Prior to works: Interior view of the roof void below which overlooks the public spaces of the Cathedral below

 Prior to works: Area of timber decay to structure to be repaired

Prior to works: Area of timber decay to structure to be repaired

 During construction: Repairs being carried out to timber structure

During construction: Repairs being carried out to timber structure

 An area of the works on completion showing improved access to the area directly behind the West Front 

An area of the works on completion showing improved access to the area directly behind the West Front 

 On completion: New handrail to future visitor route

On completion: New handrail to future visitor route

 On completion: Internal roof void

On completion: Internal roof void