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$1 Million restoration now complete on historic Israeli Church

Created: 15/02/2017

A historic church in Israel has now reopened after a massive restoration project.

Israel Church Restoration

The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, located in Northern Israel, was burned down in an arson attack believed to be perpetrated by fervent operation to its practices. The 5th Century church is believed to be the site where Jesus infamously, and miraculously, fed thousands of people with five loaves of bread and two fish. 

The good news is that the church has now reopened after eight months of extensive repairs and renovations which cost about $1 million. The Israeli government reportedly contributed around $400,000 towards the restoration, demonstrating just how precious the church is to the country.

Most of us may not be looking at restoring ancient and historical churches any time soon, your DIY skills might not help you there, but with the help of your local London Handyman service it’s really quite miraculous what can actually be done.

There have been some similarly inspirational and mammoth restoration projects undertaken right here at home. With an open mind and the right amount of desire, it’s quite amazing what can be done.

Check out the list below of a select few UK projects that have caught the eye.

3 biggest uk restoration projects

Biggest UK restoration projects

The Appleton Water Tower

The Appleton Water Tower, in Sandringham, Norfolk was a substantial effort. Erected in 1877 the tower was once the waterworks for the Sandringham estate until being taken over by the local water authority. After falling into disrepair, a team demolished the outbuildings, replaced the roof, and restored the intricate details of elaborate brickwork of the towers’ staircase.

Belmont Villa

This 18th Century villa in Lyme Regis, Dorset was an incredibly demanding project which cost a huge £1.8 million over 10 years. Having to tackle dissolving bricks to save the original building there was a lot of specialist work that had to be undertaken to restore the beautiful building to its former glory.

Fox Hall

Philippa and John Burness jumped headfirst into a substantial restoration of their home when they worked to bring back a Grade II listed Regency town house from the brink of ruin. The property, which was once replete with damp, has now been fully restored over the course of 15 months and is was on the market for £795,000.


Image Credit: Grauesel    Adrian S Pye

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