St.Ive Parish Church, Callington, Cornwall

After winning the initial tender for the repointing works, we worked with the church for a year in obtaining additional funds from grant aiders to carry out needed repairs to the fabric whilst the costly scaffold was in place.

The works involved:

  • Lime mortar repointing to the tower following investigative works and cleaning.
  • Repointing and repairs to soft stone window surrounds, mullions and the like.
  • Hand crafted limestones where originals were slate filled.
  • Crafted sheet lead ventilated window fillings.
  • Renewal of shape code 7 leave coverings.
  • Replacement lead flashings and pointing.
  • Lead glazing repairs were missing and broken.
  • Slate roofing repairs.
  • Removal of deteriorated tracery window sections and bell tower entrance door surrounds, hand forming and installation of Forest of Dean replacements.
  • Oak door and frame repairs and renewals and decorations.


  • Church refurbishment
  • Client – The Parochial Church Council
  •  Architect – Bartram Deakin Associates
  • Contract Duration – 16 weeks
  • Completion – March 2014
  • Value – £40,000