Extensive conservation and remodelling of the Grade 1-listed All Saints Church in Kingston saw Permo® air underlay used as part of a re-roof of the choir vestry. The overall project was valued at £1.7m and has transformed the church into a revitalised centre for heritage and community at the heart of Kingston. The present building dates from 1120 though the choir vestry is a 1920’s addition.
Ptolemy Dean Architects, a practice specialising in conservation work on and additions to historic buildings, drew up plans which included opening up two entrances on the church’s north side. The North-West porch had previously functioned as a boiler room while the other entrance had not been used since the early 19th century.
As the highest performing air-open underlay, Permo air is being used on a growing number of conservation and restoration projects as well as for new build housing. Its versatility is provided by an exceptional standard of ‘breathability’ which is unmatched in UK construction.
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