Sacred Heart Church, Aberdeen

The refurbishment of this beautifully designed Grade B Listed church in Aberdeen provided Forster with a perfect opportunity to showcase an outstandingly high level of workmanship.  Forster completed the retiling works for main contractor Robertson Construction Eastern.  Under the watch of Historic Scotland, 25 panels and 4 conicals (covering a roof area of 409m²) were stripped and re-tiled using Redland (light mixed brindle) Rosemary Clay plain tiles.  Particular attention must be drawn to the meticulous skill that went into the large (30m²) conical, where battens were notched and each tile carefully measured and chamfered twice to follow the conical roof profile.  This highlights the extreme patience and high skill level of the slater.  Other works included the use of lime mortar detailing at the ridges and abutments.

Sacred Heart Church, Aberdeen Sacred Heart Church, Aberdeen

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