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Exterior of Holy Trinity Port Melbourne
Inside Holy Trinity Port Melbourne
Holy Trinity Port Melbourne Old Roof Detail
Holy Trinity Port Melbourne Detail of Tiler at Work
Holy Trinity Port Melbourne Tile Lift
Holy Trinity Port Melbourne Scaffolding for Tilers
Holy Trinity Port Melbourne Roof Retiling Stage 1

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New Roof Appeal

More details of how you can become a part of this wonderful project will appear on this website soon, but in the meantime, here are some images of its progress as we seek to protect our beautiful old building for its next 130 years.

Holy Trinity Port Melbourne Exterior View with some tiles removed

The south side roof displays damage from age and excessive lichen growth - this side leaks quite badly.

Holy Trinity Port Melbourne old roof showing signs of its age

One of the 130 year old tiles showing signs of onionskin weathering resulting in significant thinning and general weakness.

Holy Trinity Port Melbourne one of the removed tiles looking thin and worn

Holy Trinity Port Melbourne the tilers truck arrives with equipment for retiling our church

Once the old tiles have been removed, plus the old and rotting batons, sisal sheeting is laid down to insulate, waterproof and prevent egress of dirt and wind driven rain. The sheeting is held in position with new batons to which new tiles will be nailed.

Holy Trinity Port Melbourne once old tiles are removed, waterproof sisal sheeting is laid down and covered with batons

The tilers work as a team attaching new tiles in a neat and repetitive pattern. These tiles, from Spain, should last for another 100 years.

Holy Trinity Port Melbourne Amazing progress on the south side of the roof

Holy Trinity Port Melbourne Teamwork as tilers fit brand new slates worth $10 each!

Holy Trinity Port Melbourne Stacked new tiles awaiting fixing to the new batons.

South side of roof now complete.

Holy Trinity Port Melbourne Roof South side nearly completed

With old tiles removed, sunlight streams into the north side ceiling.

Sunlight shining through gaps in north roof as old tiles removed.

Sunlight shining through gaps in north roof as old tiles removed.

Sunlight shining through gaps in north roof as old tiles removed.

North side roof with new sisal sheeting and new batons in position awaiting new tiles.

Holy Trinity North Roof New Batons and sheeting before new tiles are laid

New tiles being nailed onto the north side roof.

Holy Trinity - nailing on new tiles to north side roof.