James Lockyer Associates Ltd
Oakland Mews, Liskeard
CornwallPL14 3UX
01579 344771
Finished project
The Finished Building
Bridges and Walkways
Completed project
During construction
Underpinning reinforcement
Reinforcement for new patio
Completed Project
View from the new balcony
Completed works
Completed project
Completed project

Church Roof Renovation


Truro, Cornwall


The PCC, St John’s Church


KPK Builders

Contract Value


Services Provided

Structural Design
Structural Engineers Report
Structural Survey

The Project

Working with Chartered Surveyors, Scott & Co. we provided structural advice and support for the renovation of the roof structure of this landmark historic church, which involved liaison and consultation with English Heritage.

The work included the substantial reconstruction of a tall cupola, supported on badly decayed timber columns which had been provided with additional temporary support and leg braces due to concern for the stability of the structure.

Replacement columns were carefully detailed to replicate the original arrangement. However, when the scaffold was removed the cupola was found to wobble. We concluded this had probably always been the case, and devised and detailed a discrete system of bracing, which successfully addressed the problem.

  • Scaffolding to cupola
  • Renovated cupola
  • Cupola bracing