Case Studies

St Cuthberts & First Martyrs of Rome




Overton Architects

Contract Duration:

20 Weeks



Date of Completion:

June 2022

The church of St Cuthberts & the First Martyrs of Rome is a Grade II listed building, notable for housing a collection of Eric Gill sculptures. The Bradford scheduled works consisted of replacing the concrete/asphalt roof following a dry rot inspection, all existing timber lintels had to be replaced. Following the removal of the damaged concrete roof and carrying out extensive dry rot treatments, a new timber flat roof was constructed. A traditional hot pour asphalt was then applied to the roof areas and upstands, finished with rubber promenade tiles. The turret was suffering from failing mortar joints and cementitious repairs, all joints were raked back to remove the existing pointing, and a hot lime mortar was introduced. New stone sections were carved and replaced to match existing. The rubble infill panels were removed and rebuilt, attaching stainless steel ties to provide a structurally sound finish. The damaged slate roof was stripped, with all suitable slates retained for re-use. Following minor timber repairs, the valley was replaced in a Res-Tec 20 product to prevent any further damage arising from lead theft. The roof was then re-slated with new battens, fixings and felt.