St Nicholas Church
Peper Harow, Surrey
The purpose of the restoration of this listed building was to conserve what remained of the original structure and to carefully reconstruct parts of the building that had completely disappeared due to the fire.
This was achieved by working to drawings, archived records, photos and books. By working closely with Architects Purcell we were able to restore the church to its former glory but also enhance its usability by introducing carefully concealed modern technology to heat the building.
Works included extensive reconstruction of the roofs, stone work (with intricate details carefully reproduced). Restoration and replacement of marble columns; repair and conservation of Pugin ceilings to the Middleton Chapel and the Chancel. Complete reconstruction of the Tower floors and lead covered roof.
The Nave and North Aisle roofs were completely rebuilt incorporating a high level of insulation. A new ceiling pattern was created to the Nave, inspired by Pugin's 19th works.
Winner of the Natural Stone Award