St John's Anglican Cathedral

St John's Anglican Cathedral
The Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Divine, St. John's, Antigua, West Indies

Monday, April 18, 2011

Roof Truss Beam Replacement continues

Cathedral interior getting brighter every day
Both towers can now be viewed simulataeously from the inside of the Cathedral
New roof trusses with ridgebeam installed

New roof trusses

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Learning Curve

I took and posted pictures of the progress on the roof on Friday morning.  I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the Cathedral on Saturday morning for the "Work Day," that an entirely new truss had been erected.  The time lapse on the photos I posted on Friday (Roof Truss Beam Replacement ) was about a week.  They erected this new truss, with two new rafters, in one afternoon.  A good sign of things to come.
New tie beam installed for second truss, 8 April

New truss, 9 April

"A Work Day" for the Cathedral

The vestry declared yesterday "A Work Day" for the Cathedral.  This was a day when men and women were invited to assist in getting some minor work done. The day began at 9:00 am and ended at 12 noon.  We were succesful in removing the remainder of the fans and speakers from inside the Cathedral.  Choir members, vestry members, clergy and the sexton of one of our district churches all came.  We even had a pastor from Idaho walk in and give us a hand.  He had arrived that morning on a cruise ship. 

Once the fixtures were removed in record time the work team then cleaned out all of the recent construction debris from the removal of the ceiling.  The workmen will be pleasantly surprised tomorrow morning. 
Debris removal on the left... removal on the right.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Roof Truss Beam Replacement

The following pictures were taken over time to show the replacement of the tie beam, principal rafter and king post of one of the roof trusses.(for a diagram explaining these terms click here)

King post roof truss to be repaired.

Damaged beams removed

View of above from the other side

New tie beam installed

New king post and rafter installed on top of the new tie beam

New tie beam installed for second truss

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Replacing Roof Beams over the South Balcony

Roof beams over south balcony

New beams over south blacony

Balcony steps now visible through the roof