The works were subject to vetting by the Federation of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors (FTMRC) who enthusiastically reported “the works being carried out are to an extremely high standard of workmanship with all details being executed with the utmost care and attention…one of the best examples of traditional copper works to a dome I’ve seen…”
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Scope of Work:
- 1500kgs of 0.6mm mill finish copper.
Norman and Underwood were appointed to renew the copper cladding to the 1838 Northumberland Telescope at Cambridge University. The project required over 1500kgs of 0.6mm mill finish copper, laid traditionally by our experienced craftsmen.
The Northumberland is the only remaining large instrument from the early days of the University Observatory, and is preserved because of its great historical interest.