Cathedral Roof In Midst Of Makeover



Weather conditions on Stag Hill have not deterred the team working on the reroofing and repair of the tower and transepts of Guildford Cathedral.

And Cathedral Photographer Bob Ellison has donned hard hat and reflective gear to visit the site and give our readers a close-up look at how the work is progressing.

Our pictures show how the team from Universal Stone, the company contracted to carry out the works, is removing the  copper from the old roof and is in the process of screwing plywood to the exposed concrete roof using stainless steel screws.

Shortly the new copper roofing will be screwed to the plywood – and the new copper gully, designed to channel water off the roof, is now firmly in place.

The reroofing and repair, which was paid for with a £500,000 grant as part of the Government’s World War One Centenary Cathedrals Repair Fund, is due to continue throughout the winter months and conclude in March 2016.

Guildford Cathedral will remain open during this time, and there will also be a marquee in the grounds to provide additional flexibility throughout the operation.