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.
We are delighted to report that Wensley Roofing has been certified by Construction Line to the new Common Assessment Standard (CAS).
The CAS is a standardised set of questions crafted from existing systems (like PAS 91) and from expert input from clients, suppliers and trade organisations. A key aim of the new standard, championed by Build UK, is to help standardise the current construction prequalification landscape, to the benefit of clients and contractors by saving both time and money.
Initially, only three accreditation bodies – Achilles, CHAS and Construction Line are offering the CAS, with more bodies joining next year. The intention is that clients will recognise contractors that have met the common standard, rather than specifying an accreditation body to supply it.
As well as health and safety, the standard covers areas such as the environment, finance, business and professional standing, equality and diversity, modern slavery, anti-bribery and GDPR.