LOCATION: Battery Point, TAS
CLIENT: Trustees of the Diocese of Tasmania
COMMENCEMENT DATE: January 2019
COMPLETED: March 2021
St George’s Anglican Church, located at Cromwell Street in Battery Point, is one of the earliest Anglican churches in Tasmania. The beautiful sandstone church required major restoration works with local stonemasons being a requirement for the project.
HBS Group completed the conservation works and remedial stonework repairs to the sandstone facades of the tower and northern end of the church whilst employing local trade labour as specified by the client.
HIGHLIGHTS/SCOPE OF WORKS:
- Dismantling and reconstruction of existing parapets and entablatures.
- Salvage of existing stone for re-use.
- Supply and installation of new parapet stonemasonry elements including but not limited to cornice and blocking course fascia stones and including all necessary steel anchorages, dowels, fixings and the like.
- Replacement of existing stones with new to match existing.
- Indent repairs to stonework.
- Cleaning of stonework.
- Removal of redundant fixings.
- Dressing back of friable and exfoliating stonework.
- Mortar repairs to stonework.
- Repointing of stonework.
- Installation of new lead weathering’s to projecting courses and parapets.
- Installation of new lead cover flashings to rear of parapets.
- Making good, and replacing if necessary, existing weathering’s disturbed during the execution of stonework repairs or otherwise found to require repair.