Published On: November 29, 2023

Transformation of Bath’s Haycombe Cemetery's Top Chapel

Bath's Haycombe Cemetery and Crematorium's Top Chapel has undergone a remarkable transformation thanks to the skilled craftsmanship of NKS Contracts. In a project spanning just 4-weeks, the team undertook a comprehensive refurbishment, creating a calm and tranquil space for the chapel, waiting room and lobby areas.

Image: Bath & North East Somerset Council

The extensive work included everything from painting high ceilings and restoring natural wood floors to implementing crucial updates like new lighting and a hearing loop system for crystal clear sound.

One of the standout features of the project was the meticulous painting of the chapel’s 8-meter-high ceilings with the aid of a scaffold tower, ensuring safety and precision in every stroke. The decision to paint the beams and other woodwork in Farrow and Ball’s Slipper Satin added a touch of timeless elegance from its heritage range. A sophisticated colour choice that complements the overall aesthetic while preserving the chapel’s charm.

Walls and ceilings were sealed and received three coats of paint in Vert De Terre, a light green shade from Farrow and Ball’s palette. While brightening the space, this colour choice has created a serene atmosphere, providing a fitting environment that is visually appealing and emotionally resonant.

The Chapel’s flooring was also a crucial aspect of the project. Latex was applied to the floors to create a smooth and level surface in preparation for a commercial-grade carpet, further enhancing the chapel’s overall aesthetic and making it a more comfortable and welcoming space.

In addition to the meticulous painting and flooring, Haycombe’s natural wood floors were also expertly sanded, unveiling their original beauty, bringing out the warm, natural tones and adding a touch of authenticity to the space.

The careful choice of colours and attention to detail reflect NKS’ commitment to transforming places and spaces, presenting Haycombe Cemetery and Crematorium as a modern, tranquil and welcoming space for all who visit.

About NKS Contracts Ltd

NKS is a Bristol-based building contractor specialising in general building and maintenance services. From the company’s commitment to excellence and a strong track record of delivering high-quality projects, NKS has earned a reputation as a trusted construction industry partner for organisations across all sectors. The company’s expertise spans a wide range of construction and maintenance services, making it a valuable partner in delivering essential maintenance services and construction-based projects for its clients.

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