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Water ingress and leaking from the poorly detailed lead roof at St. John’s Church, Grimston, was a longstanding problem.

The church is Listed Grade II* placing it in the top 5% in terms of significance.

Peter Rogan assisted the PCC in their application to English Heritage for grant aid and following the award of a grant acted as lead professional for the project.

The main contract was awarded to Norman & Underwood Ltd. This company re-cast the leadwork and laid the new lead to a new 2-bay layout with improved ‘detailing’ to resolve the leak problems that had been the cause of problems.

Associated stonework and timber repairs where also planned and executed as part of the project. A ‘temporary roof’ was provided to protect the building interior and to keep the roof boarding dry to minimise risk of underside corrosion to the new leadwork.

In addition to the re-roofing project Peter Rogan has also under taken the regular ‘quinquennial inspection’ at St. John’s - this is the 5 yearly condition survey of the building that allows major and routine repairs to be planned and programmed according to urgency and availability of finance.

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