Client: Francis Johnson & Partners
2010 Maltech carried out a Structural Inspection of cracking to the parapet of the North West tower of Bridlington Church of St Mary, North Yorkshire for Francis Johnson and Partners.
The north west tower is flat topped with an ornamental parapet decorated with a relief pointed arch detail to the perimeter. The top of the tower is accessed by a very, narrow spiral staircase leading out onto a flat area covered with a rolled lead roof around the perimeter of which is a narrow, leaded, drainage gutter and a stone parapet wall.
We recommended carefully taking down the inner length of the eastern parapet wall and rebuilding it in a similar manner. We also recommended fitting stainless steel angles into the inside corners of the parapet to strengthen the corners and stop the vertical cracks opening up.