As part of a renovation and conservation programme, Norman & Underwood removed a cement render that had been applied to the original brick and flint substrate and plastered the walls with traditional lime plaster. The work was completed with Keim paint, which allows the lime plaster to breathe and prevents any problems arising from moisture trapped in the substrate.
- Second Excerpt: Architect:Bartosh & StokesContract Duration:12 weeks
Scope of Work:
- Removal of cement render.
- Repair knapped flint substrate and rebuild brick buttress.
- Apply lime plaster using traditional techniques.
- Repaint with Keim paint.
- Remove and replace damaged lath and plaster ceiling.
- Repair internal lime plaster.
Once a chantry chapel to Missenden Abbey, St Leonard's can trace its history back to 1187. While some evidence remains of the original chapel and a later 15th Century timber framed building, the church was largely rebuilt in the Royalist style after the English Civil War.