Initial inspection of the church roof timbers unfortunately found there was some concern regarding the condition of the timbers due to beetle damage which required the services of a structural engineer.
The structural engineer attended last week and his report has identified essential remedial works that must to be carried out before the replacement roof can be installed.
A secondary end plate needs to be installed along both sides of the chancel as the original one is no longer providing sufficient support. Additionally some of the timbers are completely rotten and require replacing. The cost of this work is not yet known but is in addition to the cost of the works already identified. The gable end coping is also loose and requires resetting and re-pointing at a cost of £1300.
Once the cost difference between using tanalised wood rather than oak has been obtained, the work can hopefully begin.
Now for the good news, which is that the nave already has a second end plate installed, so doesn’t need any remedial work – phew!
The fundraising goes on, as you can see we still have a way to go, but that’s the challenge!!!
Thanks again to all who have supported so far!
Barnby Villager Yvette Curry, is currently offering for a limited time, door garlands for £12.50 each with £2.50 going towards the church roof fund and grave posies £12.50 with £2.50 going towards church roof. There is limited availability, so please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you’re on Facebook, via the Barnby in the Willows Facebook page (link to external site which is not the responsibility of the Parish Council – click here)
Thanks to those of you who have registered with Easyfundraising and shopped online over the past few weeks. Every penny helps!