Client : St. Peters
Project Start : May 2016
Project End : Sept 2017
Company : Charliers Construction Ltd
Web Site http://stpetersfolk.church/
We were invited to construct a replacement finial for the top of St Peters church in Folkestone as part of a heritage and lottery grant for repairs to the roof and stain glass windows.
The original iron cross was taken down in 1991 due to corrosion and lack of stability having served the parish for more than 130 years overlooking Folkestone harbour.
Working from the Architects drawings based on knowledge of the old finial were able to scale and make the finial in three independent stainless steel sections. This allowed the finial to be transported and erected in stages; firstly a capping with a centre core was attached to the remaining oak timber. Once in place, the centre section with ornate basketwork was attached to the core and finally the cross was secured to the centre section.
The cross was made from one piece of Duplex stainless dull mirror polished and cut by a process called “water jet cutting”. This is a process that uses high-pressure water and sand mixed with crushed garnet to cut through thick hard materials. This process is supplied by one of our trading partner Sciss Ltd in Staplehurst.
Trimax offers a personal service giving advice on design and installation of your project. In this case, working with the Architect, construction and structural engineers from the diocesan advisory committee (DAC). This takes us from the factory to site visits problem solving and working through the fine detail.
We work closely with our customers to devise a workable scheme to accomplish their objectives. This may involve taking their ideas and concepts to a finished product or in the case of restorations back to original as far as practicable. Working to agreed budgets and delivery timescales.
Once we have agreed a plan we may produce drawings and sketches or even samples for approval before we produce the final product. Once our customers are happy for us to proceed we will monitor cost, timescales and quality keeping our customers informed of any deviation from the plan.
Measure progress and taking corrective action is important to our customers and ourselves. In the case of restorations this may involve site visits or simply product feed back assessing quality objectives have been met.
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