• Copper Roof Replacement

Copper Roof Replacement

Project Details:

  • Project Name: Copper Roof Replacement
  • Client: The Royal Bank of Scotland – Cyclical Assets Investment Programme
  • Value: £515,000
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon

Project Description

This project involved the replacement of the copper roof, installation of a new walkway latchway system and refurbishment of the clock tower at the existing Grade II Listed Royal Bank of Scotland building, constructed between 1956 and 1958. The replacement of roofing materials needed to be carefully planned to ensure the building remained water tight during the construction works. This was overcome by creating a secondary roofing layer, which was fully sheeted and waterproofed to ensure the engineers could undertake their works. The barrel vaulted roof was covered in a patinated copper material fixed by traditional methods. To ensure the job was completed to a high standard we a local family owned business that completed the original roof works some 50 years ago. The Grade II Listed clock’s gearing system is approximately 50 years old and is extremely delicate. We had to undertake the works around the mechanism and adapt the access ladder to the clock tower roof without disturbing the gear.