In order to tell the fascinating story of the people who sought refuge in Beverley Minster, we need to make safe the 13th century lesser south transept roof.
The five-year survey in 2015 identified this part of the Minster structure as being a priority for repair and restoration. Serious decay caused by the leaking roof, due to the life-expired lead work, has created water-logged timbers and fungal decay. Sixty leaks were discovered during the survey which reported, “an urgent programme of recovering the high level roof is now a priority for the Minster since the medieval roof timbers are now being put at serious risk”.
The project will
- renew the lead roof coverings of the south lesser transept
- adjust gutters to meet current standards
- repair the timber roof structure
- repair the eroded stonework
All work planned will
- reduce negative environmental impacts such as by using natural materials from sustainable sources
- manage site waste
- use traditional building materials
- recycle the lead which will be re-cast
- use low energy lighting