Orchard Roofing & Building were contracted by Colt Construction / National Rail to conduct a complete re-slate of the Grade II listed station in addition to a replacement canopy.
The project was a large scale undertaking and completed within a 20 week duration. The result saw Orchard Roofing & Building awarded the 2017 Sika QA Project of the Year.
Careful considerations were taken to create a resuting finish that was in-keeping with the age and design of the Grade II listed building.
The full roof replacement used Collyweston Slate tiles, a traditional roofing material mined in quarries near the village of Collyweston, close to Stamford. The result is a visually impressive one that will last for many years to come and respects the look of the historic property.
A spokesman for Railway Heritage Trust said "We also congratulate Network Rail on the excellent work on the Collyweston slated roofs of the building, with the original material used once more, and highly skilled craftsmen brought in to install it. This is a classic case of providing modern facilities whilst maintaining a heritage station.”
The previous corrugated platform 1 canopy dated back to 1907 and required replacement as it was no longer deemed safe, as well as needing a reduced depth to achieve adequate clearance from passing trains and other infrastructure. Replacement panels were produced by Twinfix and include polycarbonate glazing, access hatches and aluminium flashing & gutters.
The polycarbonate glazing is transparent and practically unbreakable, allowing improved light for passengers to enjoy. This project included consultation and funding from the Railway Heritage Trust in order to ensure the replacement canopy was in keeping with the traditional style of the building.
It’s a beautiful building, and the work carried out retains the station’s unique architectural characterNetwork Rail
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