Case Study:
St. Michaels Church

Restoring faith in the roof with Chesterfelt

300m2 of Chesterbreathe Rapid breather membrane has been used in the restoration of the roof at St. Michaels Church in Lumb, near Rawtenstall in Lancashire.

Chesterbreathe Rapid is a lightweight multi layer system that provides excellent breathing characteristics, an anti-glare surface and high resistance to water penetration. BBA approved and independently tested by Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics, Chesterbreathe Rapid is suitable for warm roof, room in the roof and cold roof applications.

The Yorkshire stone slate roof is over 100 year old and was in a very poor state. Blackburn based roofing contractor, Gordon Roofing had to strip the roof and fully insulate between the rafters before felting.

Joiners repaired the timbers and applied new facia boards before Chesterbreathe Rapid was installed. The main section was then covered with Welsh Blue Tonne slate, the other sections with Spanish Slate.