Delabole slate reroofing
At Lower Porthmeor near Zennor, a transformative project to structurally stabilise, repair and reroof the three linked barns in Delabole slate has been completed. We have removed failing cement sheet roofing and undertaken masonry repairs, installing new timber rafters and purlins in the traditional style. We've reroofed with a traditional Cornish scantle slate covering, wet-laid using lime mortar and local Delabole slates.
Given the complexity of the work and coastal location, a team of highly local specialists were involved, including Looe-based quantity surveyor Tim Deakin from Peegleys, structural engineer Kathy Gee from James Lockyer Associates in Liskeard, archaeologist Eric Berry from Redruth, Truro-based Cornwall Environmental Consultants and Landmark’s surveyor for the south-west Mark Cox. Principle contractor Paul Carter, of Paul Carter Construction and Renovation Services Ltd, has expert knowledge of the distinct West Penwith vernacular architecture and is himself based in Treen. Paul's team included Tony Farmer, Mark Drew and Dale Jackson, all local.
Pictured are Paul (left) and Kathy (right) deep in conversation.