All Saints Church in the North Yorkshire hamlet of Burton in Lonsdale is a Grade II listed building, completed in 1876. The distinctive broach spire of this Anglican church had been suffering from weather erosion and needed extensive repairs and renewal, in particular to the shingle cladding, as it was around 60 years old.
A substantial grant was secured from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, helping the project to take shape and as a result, experienced conservationists John Coward Architects from Cartmel in Cumbria specified rustic-looking JB Shingles for the restoration.
Contractors Lambert Walker were appointed to carry out the work as part of a larger, four-month contract at the church. More than 150 bundles of JB Shingles and proprietary JB ShingleFix were required, and completion by the Lambert Walker team was on time.
The company says low-carbon JB Shingles are a highly popular, effective roofing and cladding solution produced from naturally beautiful western red cedar in Canada.
Accredited through John Brash’s membership of the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau (CSSB), the shingles are light to transport, quick to fix on site and require zero maintenance afterwards.
With one of the lowest carbon footprints of any widely used building product, they offer a high degree of thermal insulation, are extremely durable, are treated with a clear preservative and weather consistently to blend into the environment.
Mark Antrobus, senior quantity surveyor at Lambert Walker, said: “Shingles are not commonly used by us, but the fixing instructions were clear and thorough. We were able to complete on time, to the client team’s total satisfaction, in spite of the adverse weather.”