St. Peters Church, Dunchurch
St Peters Church, Ion Glass, HB Architects and Symon Construction.
Structural Glass Bell Ringing Chamber, Arched Glass Screen, Glass Doors, Juliette Balconies and Glass Balustrading, Stainless Steel Glass Door Handles, Pivot Hinges.
The project was to create a new ringing chamber inside the tower using the original floor to form the ceiling of the new room. This room was enclosed by glass to provide acoustic screening without obscuring the original stained glass window. A frameless glass balustrade was installed across the front of the platform, with a further balustrade to protect the stained glass window. Access to the new platform was via a spiral staircase.
A key benefit of the project was to separate the sound of the bells from the music of the organ. The new platform had to be compatible with the original 13th Century stonework of the church, enhancing rather than obscuring the original architecture.
Vicar Malcolm Garratt expressed himself ‘over the moon' with the result and the Bishop of Coventry commented that it was the best installation he has seen in any church both within and outside his Diocese.