HPA Welcome SPAB Scholars
HPA recently hosted a tour of the completed works at St Oswald’s Church, Warton, for this years SPAB Scholars.
The Society of Ancient Building Scholars are on the prestigious training programme where they spend six months travelling together to develop a practical understanding of traditional buildings by visiting sites and craft workshops across the UK. By the end of the year, the Scholars gain the most up-to-date knowledge of the latest conservation projects across the UK.
HPA were delighted to include David Wiggins, CARE engineer, to explain how they undertake the repairs and rendering.
Two large cracks had formed above the tracery arch. The outer arch section had also started to rotate and separate outwards. The repair and refurbishment works involved repairs to the tracery arch, nave, parapet, chancel gable and stone. The chancel also had a new hot lime render applied. HPA explained to the scholars about the decisions taken to improve the water shedding detailing and the specifications selected.
We wish the Scholars the best of luck for their remaining placement.
See more on St Oswald’s Church, Warton here.