4. Roof Repair Project
The quinquennial inspection in April 2017, carried out to meet the Heritage Lottery Fund grant application for the Pew Platforms Project, revealed that the timber supports for the nave roof gutters behind the parapet were weak and flexed as the architect walked along them. We had earlier had a deluge into the pulpit so weren't completely surprised.
In order to reveal the timber it is necessary to remove some of the roof tiles. These contain chrysotile and were fitted in 1975 when there was insufficient funds to replace defective lead with new. Removal will cause them to crumble. We have sought advice from the Senior Conservation Planning Officer and can replace the tiles with terne-coated stainless steel to match the north aisle roof.
The architect has now worked up the full specifications for the work. We gained planning permission in January 2020 from Daventry District Council and we know the costs are going to be around £93,000 including 20% VAT. We now need to raise the money through donations, fund-raising events, grants and get a Faculty from the Chancellor of the Diocese before we can start. In the meantime we hope the temporary sticky tape patches will continue to keep the water out!
Donations of all sizes will be welcomed by the PCC Treasurer:
Account Name: PCC Badby Church Restoration Fund
Account No: 07106240
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