Man slating roof

Chapel Court

Chapel Court is a Grade II listed 19th century building, which has been converted into apartments. Impressed with the standard of work carried out on similar properties, HML Property Management again hired CRS to re-slate the building’s 500sqm roof, which had been leaking over the years. The team carried out the works at the fully occupied building over a 10 week period during the Covid-19 pandemic.

After stripping the existing slates, the team found that the longstanding leak had rotted the timber in both the gutters and the spars, which needed to be completely replaced before slating could begin.

Using 13,000 traditional Welsh slates, the team then reinstated the roof covering, including to the valley gutters, land gutters, hips, top and side abutments. They also repaired the chimney and replaced the lead gutters.

Working during Covid-19 pandemic

Working on an occupied building requires careful management at the best of times, but the Covid-19 pandemic presented additional health and safety challenges.

After careful consideration of advice from the Construction Leadership Council and Build UK, and consulting with the client, CRS’s senior management team decided that work could be carried out safely.

The project team implemented new Site Operating Procedures (SOP) developed by the Construction Leadership Council for Covid-19, which are based on Public Health England guidelines, and include protocols for social distancing on site.

Operatives were given toolbox talks on these new SOPs, with breaks staggered to minimise the number of individuals using the site cabin and hand sanitizer made available around the site. In addition to a full-time Site Manager, a third party Health and Safety Auditor was also employed to carry out regular inspections throughout the refurbishment.

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HML Property Management

Project Location

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Roof Type




Slated roof


  • BS 5534 compliant battens
  • BMI Redland Spirtech 400 2S heavy-duty breathable underlay
  • New Welsh slates supplied by Yates & Company
  • Lead in appropriate codes
  • Full installation to BS5534 standards

What the client said

We are delighted with the quality and finish of the works undertaken by the team at CRS. The Welsh slate looks fabulous and the leadwork demonstrates skill seldom found these days. The firm also showed old fashioned courtesy when dealing with the residents of the building, even down to giving gifts of chocolates and cards to all of them at the end of the job and they were delighted to receive something so unexpected!

Phil DarlingtonHML Group
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What our customers have to say...

CRS has worked with MCR now for the past two years on a huge variety of different jobs. At all times I have found the firm to deliver, to be responsive and to be team players. Construction as you know can throw up a variety of issues due to many trades working together and CRS is adept at tackling these challenges. Our latest work together has a value of £340k for a new build in Alderley Edge in Cheshire, during which CRS demonstrated specific expertise in a single ply system cut to fall, plus relevant insulation compliant with Part L together with a specialist finish to the front of the building. This showed particular skill and team work with other trades.

Will JonesProject Manager, MCR Group

I have recently worked with CRS on a £600k re-roofing project which consisted of the replacement of lightweight metal roofing to 3no. 11 storey tower blocks, the project was both technically challenging and extremely difficult to deliver. CRS were professional in their approach and a pleasure to deal with. I would be happy to work with CRS again in the future.

Alex HowleyCommercial Manger, Seddon

I’m pleased to endorse the services of CRS wholeheartedly. We’ve used CRS now for several years and over that time, an approximate spend of £3M. In all our dealings with CRS I’ve found the firm and its personnel (both operations and accounts) to be both professional, courteous and collaborative. I think its also worth noting that the H&S provision by CRS has always been not just compliant, but exceeding it and personal visits to site by the firms SHEQ Officer have been both welcome and reassuring during the works. I would recommend CRS to any firm and would be happy for any of CRS prospective clients to call me directly on the subject

Chris MeliaManaging Director CTM Management (Aldi Stores Ltd Project Management)

CRS have worked in partnership with Mears for over 10 years on a variety of projects including new work, refurbishment and repairs. The majority of these works have been undertaken for local authority clients including Warrington, Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle to name a few.

CRS’s most recent project for Mears Warrington is a large strip and steel re-sheet of a building (ongoing) and the value of works undertaken since our relationship began is now into the millions of pounds. At no time have we had any concerns about CRS and in all our dealings with the company, we have found them to be responsive and professional at all times, putting customer service and health and safety at the forefront of everything they do…Confidence in the contractor in this respect is of the utmost importance from our perspective. CRS delivers constantly on this critical aspect of the built environment and I am happy to endorse the company, its people, and its working practices.

James KerriganGeneral Manager, Mears

Just dropping you a line to say a big thank you for supplying me with a really conscientious and professional installation crew. I have given my personal thanks to the team on the job and I look forward to working with your team again.

Giusto ProvenzanoSite Manager, Aldi Plympton

We have worked with CRS for well over 10 years. The service, quality, aftercare and reporting service provided constantly exceed expectation. Most recently we worked with CRS at one of our Northern sites. The works comprised of a full overclad of the existing roof plus the installation of additional translucent sheets to allow for greater light penetration into the workshop area. The installation had to be completed within standard working hours in a busy industrial site which demanded next to no interruptions to their day to day operations and the works were valued at c£120,000.00. Despite the demanding site, CRS completed the work without fuss and with the degree of courtesy and professionalism we have to come to expect as standard.

Ashtead Plant Hire Company Ltd