Maintenance Articles

Maintaining the Interior of your Church

FLOORS Where the floor has been constructed over an earth ‘solum’, moisture will rise towards a warmer interior. If floor boards become damp for this or any other reason, lift any linoleum or plastic covering and allow them to dry out, after checking for...

Reference Notes

Your Property Committee will normally be responsible to the congregation for organising maintenance and repairs carried out by tradesmen and for ensuring that the work is done efficiently, economically and to as high a standard as possible. Mistakes made...

Inspecting Your Building Fabric

Every 3 MONTHS, at least, the fabric convener or his delegate should make a careful tour of the building, looking for the signs of possible trouble you will have noted. Use binoculars for checking roofs and other high places and if possible look down from...

Church Building Fabrics and Features

In one or another of its compositions, concrete has been known and used since Roman times. Its use in Scottish church building, however, has been almost entirely confined to the period since the Second World War, catching up with its general use in nearly...

Types of Church Building

So far, in this approach to church buildings, I have been concerned primarily with the basic formswhich underlie the generality of 'traditionally-built' churches. The first part of this section looks at simple 'vernacular' buildings, of traditional...