St. Peter's Church, Deene
An instruction we were disappointed to receive came from architects Marshall Sissons who were under the instruction of the Churches Conservation Trust.
The disappointment had been brought about following the theft of the lead roofs only 10 years after C.E.L Ltd had originally been commissioned to replace them by Marshall Sissons. Not willing to take a further chance on the fabric of this isolated redundant church it was considered that the safest option of repair was to install a Stainless steel roof which would weather in time to the colour of the original lead but would not look wholly out of place whilst the patination took place.
Sadly some repair of the traditional local Collyweston Roof and surrounding stonework was also required due to damage caused by the thieves who had little regard for such a building. Laying Collyweston slate is a very time consuming and skilled process with each and every slate being mortared into place so a small repair was no simple task.