We have recently undertaken projects involving the replacement of church spires.
These projects included the redesign of the new spires usually in keeping with the
original design using photographic records where possible.
The new spires are constructed using modern steel work and are then clad in traditional
materials to give an original aesthetic look.
The projects are usually carried out in close liaison with the clergy and often the
local heritage body to ensure the design stays in keeping with the often old and
Cladding materials can be from traditional materials, usually lead, though this can
Modern materials can be used, such as tern-coated stainless steels. The thin gauge
stainless steel is coated with lead or copper and applied to the work piece in the
traditional manner. Over a period of years the materials tarnish in the same manner
as would original materials giving an authentic appearance.
Church Spires & Steeples High Quality, Tailor-Made Metal Fabrications
The illustrations opposite show a church spire frame now located high above Leeds. The lower illustration shows a steel spire frame, with traditional lead cladding.