St Martin’s Church, Ruislip

DBR Leadwork

St Martin’s Church in Ruislip, was designated a Grade I listed building in January 1950. 

The present chancel and nave date back to the 13th century, and many of the medieval features survive, notably the wall paintings, two piscinas, a priest’s door and two wooden chests. Around 1870 Sir Gilbert Scott and Ewan Christian restored the church adding the west porch and two lych-gates. The vestry, sacristy and hall were added in the 20th century

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Due to the deterioration of the original copper roof of St Martin’s, which was installed in the 1940s, DBR Leadwork was responsible for a variety of works. Firstly, the team worked on essential alterations to the timber substrate, and introduced modern insulation with a clear ventilation path. They then completely renewed the copper roof of the north and south aisles with .7 milled copper sheets with batton rolls. The sumps were enlarged to allow better drainage of rain water. The DBR carpentry team also reconstructed the historic oak windows.

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