Lead, Copper and Hard Metal Roofing

 

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience in lead roofing. We can offer sand cast or milled lead using either medieval hollow or timber rolls. We also carry out lead mouldings for historic buildings. It has been our privilege to have worked on some of the most iconic structures in the South West.

We are members of the Lead Contractors Association and have just had the accolade of being awarded an "Excellent" rating for our workmanship.

We also undertake copper, stainless and zinc sheet roofing.

Related Case Studies

Arundel Cathedral Arundel, West Sussex

Arundel Cathedral Arundel, West Sussex

Conservation and reconstruction of a lead gothic-revival church spire.

This Gothic Revival Church completed in 1873 has a prominent lead-clad timber-framed spire (or flèche). The original flèche had been replaced with a glass fibre clad, steel-framed structure in the 1970s. Following gale damage this was flexing and water was penetrating the building.

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Batcombe

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Batcombe

Re-roofing of church and masonry repairs.

St Marys Church, Batcombe is a Grade I listed church in Somerset dating to the 15th and 16th centuries. It is built of rubble, ashlar and dressed with local Doulting stone.

Downside Abbey roof, Somerset

Downside Abbey roof, Somerset

Extensive restoration of the Downside Abbey’s metal church roofs.

In preparation for the Abbey’s bicentenary we were commissioned to replace the pitched copper, lead and slate tile roofs of the Grade I listed Abbey Church, restoring them to their former glory. In addition, a fine stained glass windows was repaired and masonry cleaned.

Downside Abbey Tower, Somerset

Downside Abbey Tower, Somerset

Repair of the copper roof of the bell tower at Downside Abbey and installation of internal mezzanine floor levels.

Ellis and Co was commissioned to repair the roof and undertake structural work to Downside Abbey’s bell tower.

Exeter Cathedral Pearson Cloister, Exeter

Exeter Cathedral Pearson Cloister, Exeter

Re-roofing the Victorian Gothic Pearson Cloister and South Range.

Exeter Cathedral is one of the nation’s finest example of decorated gothic architecture and receives 250,000 visitors each year. The circa 1887 Pearson Cloister, built on the site of an earlier medieval cloister, houses the Cathedral’s education facility.

Halton House, Aylesbury

Halton House, Aylesbury

Conservation and repair of the Belvedere Tower.

This elaborate 1883 Listed Grade II* French-style mansion has been the home of the RAF since 1918. In 2014 Ellis and Co competed a project to remove, restore and replace The Belvedere, a two story tower that sits proudly on the roof at the centre of the mansion.

Longleat House, Warminster

Longleat House, Warminster

Re-roofing a world famous 16th Century Stately Home.

Longleat House was constructed in the 1500’s in the Italian style and is home to the Thynne family. Capability Brown laid out the formal gardens in the 18th century. The inner section of the estate has been turned into a wildlife park and the “Lions of Longleat” are famous worldwide.

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury

A programme of roof repairs and installations to this Grade II civic building.

Salisbury Guildhall is a Grade II listed building managed by Salisbury Town Council. The brick and limestone building dates from 1794 with moulded features around the doors and windows and impressive porticos added between 1828 and 1889.

Wells Cathedral, Wells

Wells Cathedral, Wells

Roof conservation and repairs.

An impressive 12th Cathedral in the heart of the City of Wells. The western half of the north nave aisle roof is laid with lead and had suffered from severe water ingress. Between March and Oct 2015 Ellis and Co repaired the roofs under the instruction of Nick Cox Architects.

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