Carver church brings out our divine craftsmanship

We’ve been busy at the Carver Church in Windermere, helping revamp its impressive windows, securing a great outlook into the future for congregations and visitors alike. This beautiful part of the country is a special place for a special building.

Our task was to help maintain the feel and look of a much-loved location as we upgraded windows.It certainly hasn’t been straightforward as we tackled windows set in stone and have had to fit in with all planning, environmental and historic character considerations. But we rose to the challenge and are delighted with the end result. It’s very rewarding to be involved in such works and see them come to fruition after such careful planning and execution.

The church’s landmark Gothic arched windows have now benefited from an expert makeover and our units are playing an integral role. The late 19th century church is of special architectural interest as it was designed by local architect Robert Walker who relied on both ecclesiastical and vernacular building traditions.

These were our stages of work:

Phase 1

Refurbishing church windows has taken great care and craftsmanship as new windows have had to be fitted into stone which can prove problematic. There were some 15 arch-topped windows. The intricate work needed took three days as we ensured all details were correct, moving forward with great precision. It was important for us to respect and maintain the church’s interior. That meant we worked with a conservation officer every step of the way.

Phase 2

Our painstaking work was carried through to a beautiful circular moon-shaped window.

We created a bespoke template to perfectly match the proportions of the original window, and although this gorgeous feature was a challenge for us, we're proud to have met the demands of the project and produce a stunning end result.

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