The Hole in the Ceiling

Photo of hole in church ceiling A crack in the church ceiling first appeared before Christmas. The area under the crack was coned off before any plaster fell.

Tuesday, 22nd March 2005

Photo of hole in church ceiling Photo of hole in church ceiling During Holy Week the builder came to investigate. After removing the loose plaster he concluded that some of the laths had rotted.

Tuesday, 5th April 2005

Photo of scratch coat of plaster on church ceiling repairThe builders replaced the rotten laths and put on the scratch coat of lime plaster. They also investigated another cracked area.  The plaster there had dropped by 2" (60mm), so it was decided to repair that patch as well.

The builders will come back in a couple of weeks to apply the top coat.