A number of pitched roofs, badly weather-worn, were stripped and replaced by Spanish slate. Close boarded (tongued) roofs, which comprised of Westmorland slate of a range of sizes, also needed to be striped and replaced by felt, counter-battened and slated.

This was a demanding project as it was undertaken during term time and while extra-curricular activities, such as the early morning breakfast club, were taking place. A detailed plan of action was agreed with the school in advance of the works and daily discussions were held to update on safety issues and the state of progress. In addition, security fencing was put in place to prevent pupils encroaching within the working environment and from preventing them from climbing scaffolding or ladders.

In line with the school’s sustainability agenda, the team also installed PV panels and roof turbines.