The £5m restoration of Grade II listed St Barnabas Church Erdington after an arson attack in 2007 included a sweeping stainless steel roof. This has enabled the modern extension to be ‘fused’ with the extensively restored Victorian structure to incorporate a glass fronted cafeteria.
Architects Brownhill Hayward Brown specified a standing seam system using Aperam Uginox and Ugitop stainless steel across the entire span. UGINOX takes on the matt grey appearance and traditional aesthetic of aged lead sheet through natural patination. UGITOP was installed to the overhanging soffit areas where natural ageing through weather was restricted, the material also being easy to clean.
The stainless steel roof’s has been described as ‘providing a modern twist in the creation of a place of worship fit for the 21st century’.