Nestling just outside Garstang stands the Grade two Church of St Mary and St Michaels. The Church has an exposed aspect and over the years has succumbed to the elements. The old leaking roof was raised to allow greater gutter upstands combating the high rainfall events. The strength of the roof was improved and a covering of stainless steel by our in house specialist ensured that there would be no water ingress for the foreseeable future.

The hard cement mortar at high level was removed and replaced with traditional lime pointing. This will give the stonework of the tower more chance of breathability over the coming years.

The Church turret had also been pummeled by the high winds and cracking had formed in the pinnacle. The cracked stone’s were replaced with hand carved sand stone just as the original Stonemasons had intended.

Almost all the stone louvre’s were replaced making the Tower safe from falling debris

St Mary and Michaels Garstang

New stainless roof and pointing to the Tower

I am pleased to recommend Lloyd & Smith Ltd. as the main contractor, especially for projects relating to the conservation of historic buildings, and I look forward to working with them again in the future.

Richard Jaques, AA Dipl., R.I.B.A., AABC

Another happy customer at St Alkmund’s Church

To say that this has been a challenging year would be an understatement. Half way through our work at St Alkmund’s Church Whitchurch, the coronavirus struck and we had to lock down the same as most businesses. Leaving the Church fully scaffolded and no work taking place during this period is not what we would […]


Skilled Banker and Fixer Masons required

Due to our ever increasing order book of Ecclesiastical masonry work, we are in the market for a skilled Banker and Fixer Mason’s looking for varied and interesting projects.Our work shop is based in Oldham Manchester and our contracts cover all areas of Lancashire and South West Yorkshire.For the right person we can offer very […]