Grade 1 listed church, St. John the Baptist Church, underwent a transformation project at the end of 2018. The project, led by architect Amanada La Page, was to enhance this historic building for future generations whilst being sympathetic to its status as a building of exceptional significance. New internal flooring was specified and the Church also had a new heating scheme, accessible toilets and kitchenette installed.
As a first step the entire floor covering and concrete screed was removed back down to the original mud floor. A new fast setting, breathable cementitious screed and adhesive system was used to install the floor, the first time it had been used in the UK, and movement joints were by Schulter Systems. The labour for the entire project was supplied by local builders, RM Builders, from Devon.
Lovell Stone Group supplied 450sqm of Jurassic Blend flooring in a smooth, honed finish and was processed at our sophisticated tile factory in Purbeck, Dorset, This range of internal flooring is from the lighter coloured Purbeck Freestone beds and has a high fossilised shell content, giving it a wonderful character. It's also a highly durable stone making it ideal for areas of high foot traffic and in particular lends itself perfectly to restoration projects in ecclesiastical settings.