Lead products used:
Midland Lead worked with NRA Roofing Ltd to supply high quality lead products and ancillaries to complete this restoration project at Swanwick Hall.
BBA certified cast lead used for general flashings and box gutters.
Code 5 and Code 7 Lead and Building Paper were used.
Kyle Hazeldine, Regional Sales Manager at Midland Lead and Wayne Mycroft, Director at NRA Roofing Ltd
Swanwick Hall School is a secondary and sixth form school that has recently been granted academy status located in Alfreton, Derbyshire. With an enviable history and exciting future, the school is made up of an eclectic collection of buildings which provide a range of specialist facilities to support students’ learning. Judged consistently by Ofsted as ‘Good’ the school educates 1,250 students.
There are old and new buildings on the 22-acre site and at the heart is a beautiful 18th century Grade II Listed Hall that was in need of some complex restoration to the roof.
NRA Roofing worked closely with the local authority and the school to ensure that the restoration project ran smoothly, and the work began in May 2018 with a full replacement of the roof. When the roof was removed the timbers were replaced to the original specification which was white oak. Following this the roof of the listed building was carefully rebuilt using reclaimed natural slate and lead ensuring the hall was returned to its former glory.
- Grade II Listed building Swanwick Hall School re-roofing
- Work began in May 2018 and was completed in October 2018
- Specialist heritage roofing work
Following a factory tour at Midland Lead, NRA Roofing made the decision to use cast lead for the restoration of the roof of the 18th century building of Swanwick Hall School.
Midland Lead supplied cast lead for box guttering and general flashing that were supplied to the exact specification sensitive to the aesthetic of the building.
Wayne Mycroft, director at NRA Roofing said; “People do business with people and we hit it off right from the start with Midland Lead. The factory tour was a real eye opener for me and I appreciated the attention to detail that Midland Lead carried out in all of their manufacturing processes. Not only is the product high quality and exactly what we specified, the customer service was excellent from start to finish.”
NRA Roofing and Flooring Services Ltd
NRA is a well-respected roofing company that specialises in heritage and restoration of protected and listed buildings. With more than 30 years’ experience as experts in their field, the company pride themselves on their quality workmanship and have recently been nominated for a number of prestigious national awards for their high standards of restoration work.