Wensley Roofing Projects
St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s churches in Stanley, complete strip and reslate using both green Westmorland slates and reclaimed Welsh slates.
Bellway Homes NE Ltd, Alnview, Lesbury, Northumberland, good quality Spanish slating on executive private housing.
Bellway Homes, Wynyard Woods and Wynyard Village, combination of modern slating and tiling at this very prestigious site.
Charles Church Ltd, roof tiling for new build homes at Winterton, Sedgefield
Durham Cathedral, the College, renovation including renewal of leadwork, eaves guttering, lead downpipes, slating and stainless steel roofing.
Scothern Construction, Thorp Hall, Barnard Castle. (Wensley Roofing nominated through Smiths Gore), refurbishment of leadwork.
Bill Shearing 1951 – 2012
Wensley Roofing are sad to announce the sudden death of their friend and colleague Bill Shearing on Saturday 25th February 2012.
Bill joined Wensley Roofing in 1991 as a skilled Roofer. In 2000 he was promoted to Site Supervisor and then in 2003 to Contracts Manager. His work ethic and strong personality won the respect of those under his guidance. His man-management skills combined with his wide knowledge of fixing practices and site procedures ensured he would go further in the Roofing industry.
It was therefore inevitable that, in April 2008 he was appointed Contracts Director responsible for selecting on-site teams, coaching and quality control. With over 40 years’ experience in Roofing, Bill commanded the highest regard from colleagues at all levels.
Away from work Bill, and his wife, Zenobia, worked tirelessly in support of beleaguered Christian families living under impoverished conditions in Bethlehem. Many are unaware that Christ’s birth place is virtually cut off from the outside world, cruelly partitioned by a Berlin-style concrete wall that inhibits ordinary people from travelling to work, study and trade. Many are separated from family and loved ones and because of this repressive situation, cannot earn enough to properly feed themselves.
Bill threw himself into various projects, lectures and visits to bring the plight of this community to the attention of as many as he could in this region. He visited Bethlehem many times and was received like a brother by those he tried to help. His efforts helped a number of key projects and people in the area including the pupils at the School of St Aphrem at Beit Jala.
At a prestigious ceremony at St Aiden’s Church, Sunderland, Bill and Zenobia were awarded the ‘Bethlehem Passport’ by one of the founders of the ‘Open Bethlehem Foundation’, Lelia Sansour. This award is extremely rare and given for the dedicated voluntary work carried out by the Shearings’. Other recipients include Pope Benedict XV1 and The Archbishop of Canterbury.
In both his work and private life, Bill Shearing left his mark and made a difference. He will be sadly missed by all.
As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Russell Roof Tiles, key supplier to Wensley Roofing, launched a tile hunt – with the chance to win 10 free roofs.
In Willy Wonka style, to mark its birthday, Russell Roof Tiles added its special anniversary stamp to 10 Premium Product tiles shipped across the UK as part of existing customer orders and Wensley Roofing were lucky enough to find one, winning 1,000 free tiles for use on a project of their choice.
Russell makes a range of concrete roof tiles and fittings and this year celebrates 50 years of manufacturing on three state of the art plants in Burton-on-Trent and Lockerbie.