This historic church tower in Bekescsaba, Hungary, was remodeled by Copper Exclusive's Erno Ovari, veteran European craftsman. The project required 1,500 pounds of 0.7mm copper to be used to remodel the tower which had sustained damage from World War II bullets.
"It was necessary to replace some of the framing as well, due to the bullet holes," said Christina Lauritzen, CEO of Copper Exclusive, who handles contracting work in the United States, and is also a supplier of quality European-crafted roofing supplies. "Each shingle has a two times 1-1/2" hidden seam that supports the elongation." All the visible seams are true double locked, as well as the seams for the valley over the clock.
Lauritzen added, "The crowning glory was an original 15 foot high copper cross we made especially for this project that needed to be installed by a helicopter as the tower is 300 feet high!"
Erno Ovari's career in metal craft dates back to 1985, with experience in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland as well as 11 years of intensive education in this trade. He has achieved the degree of “Meisterbrief”, the highest contractor certification in Europe.