In line with Munday + Cramer’s continued focus on ensuring that staff receive Continuing Professional Development (CPD); staff recently took part in a Heritage Building Workshop at the impressive Cressing Temple Barns, near Braintree, Essex. Alongside M+C’s work within education, the practice sees a significant amount of work undertaken to either listed buildings or within conservation areas. This training was selected to further enhance the practice’s skills and experience within the sector. The day’s course focused specifically on roofing works associated with heritage buildings; the range of historic roof coverings, the problems of decay methods of repair as well as […]
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Roofing and associated works
All buildings have a roof in some form or other. Whether pitched, flat or hipped; felt, tile, slate, zinc or rubber the function of the roofing remains the same.
However, when roofs go wrong the effects can be devastating. Not only can a building suffer from rotted joists, but also spoiled decoration, fixtures and fittings.
Schools and academies often find that when their roofs reach the end of their useful lives, it is too expensive to replace them from the usual ESFA funding. They can therefore choose to apply for additional funding via the CIF (Condition Improvement Fund) process.
Although academy Business Managers can make the application themselves, many choose to ask a consultant to help them. A good surveying practice such as Munday and Cramer will assess the current condition of the roof and complete a feasibility study. This information will then be used to help the school make an application for funds.
Roofing projects submitted to the ESFA for funding consideration form a large proportion of Munday and Cramer’s CIF caseload. Last year, 2017-2018, the practice secured £ of funding for client academy roofing projects.
Munday + Cramer have started a range of roofing schemes on site this week in relation to CIF bids from the most recent round of funding from the Education Funding Agency. The full extent of this year’s £12.0 million of works are currently being finalised with clients, but this week sees the start of work on site for clients including Gable Hall School, Dilkes Academy and Benyon Primary School. All of these schemes are for roof replacement work, and illustrate the particular level of success seen by Munday + Cramer for this type of work each year. For Gable Hall School, […]
Works have recently started on-site at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Southend. The works include a range of external refurbishment/repair works, a roof replacement and internal remedial works. This extensive scheme follows a detailed investigation in to the cause of leaks; found to be a result of a progressive failure in the roof covering and fabric of the building, leading to both dry and wet rot in the roof structure and subsequent internal damage. A busy church in the heart of Southend; works will be undertaken whilst the church remains open, with works expected […]