Repairs to buttress cappings and wall copings, 2015

Stuart Billington

Repairing or renewing buttress cappings and wall copings was a major element of the repair work required.
All of it was carried out using 100% lime render, which is more durable than the cement render which had been used previously, and which had probably contributed to the failures which were all too plain to see.
The photos below show samples of this repair work.
Preparatory work:

The same area, finished:

The Chancel/Sanctuary Gable verge coping (of which the above is a part) required major repairs along the entire length, and below is a photo of the finished work:

Several of the buttress caps needed replacing, and these two photos show some of them:

This page was added on 19/11/2017.

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