Conservation of an English Church spire in Westbury –
It was an honour to be part of this large, historic English, conservation project in Westbury. Approximately 35,000 oak shingles were hand-clefted for Splitlath building Conservation. Splitlath re-shingled the 153 ft high historic church spire along side timber and masonry repairs.
For this project and all our hand-clefted shingles we sourced Oak from sustainable woodland within the Forest of Dean. Equally we only use premium Oak; you can read more about Oak by clicking HERE.
Extremely strong as well as weather resistant makes Oak the perfect wood for this type of project. Wood species like Oak have been used to make shingles for roofs for hundreds of years. Some historic Churches have been found with Shingles that have lasted over 150 years.