New roof for an ancient church

New clay tile roof and stonework to the tower for this historic listed building

Work on a listed building requires a particular sensibility. We were delighted to be invited to make a new roof for the beautiful St Mary’s church at Great Bealings in Suffolk which dates from the 15th century. The red clay tile roof dates from a later period but shelters important interior woodwork and of course the 16th century brick porch. We collaborated with a specialist stone mason for work to the 15th century tower.

‘A very successful project all round. Delays due to bats were resolved without unduly affecting the price and Andrew Stowe was always available to discuss how the project was going. We were delighted with the workmanship on the job and Stowe’s employees and subcontractors were equally helpful.’

Charles Barrington, Fabric Committee, Great Bealings PCC