Restoring a church to its former glory

One of our most exciting projects, was the full refurbishment of an 1860 Grade 2 listed building – St John’s church in Sheffield.

There’s nothing more important to us, than leaving behind a lasting legacy in the communities we serve. And this three year project certainly achieved that.

Lying empty for some time, the church needed an array of work. Structural surveys proved that the building was unsafe as it was suffering from severe subsidence and dry rot.

After detailed negotiations with English Heritage and the local Listings Officer, we undertook a vast amount of work including the underpinning and stitching of the original walls. We repaired the roof with fibreglass after the lead was stolen from the property. We installed Velux windows and laid down a concrete floor. We insulated and plastered the church ceiling. And finally, we renewed the heating system, reinstated the old radiators, cleaned and repaired the original stained glass windows - in addition to getting new oak windows designed and fitted.

We’re proud to say it’s now a 21st century office housing a dedicated team of surveyors, estimators, technical and IT support, accounts and administrative employees.

We pride ourselves on striking the perfect balance between respecting building traditions, and exploiting new technology - so we remain at the forefront of our sector.


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