The Greek Cathedral of St. Sophia: Pitched Roofing
A pitched roofing project for a cathedral in Bayswater.
The Saint Sophia Cathedral has been a focal point of the Greek Orthodox community in London since 1892. So undertaking a prestigious roofing project was going to have both it’s challenges, and rewards.
Extra care and planning had to be taken as not to disturb the frescoes painted on the ceilings and walls around the dome. Existing tiles were removed, and replaced with imported Greek under and over tiles. Additional timber work installed to limit vibrations and significant pigeon proofing installed. Complex lead work over gables and mechanical fixings installed to withstand heavy wind flows.
Regular collaboration with all parties involved was needed throughout to ensure that the project was a success.