Roof Progress

Nearly There!

Created on Monday, 18 October 2010 20:49

It is with great pleasure that we can report that the Memorial Hall restoration is nearing completion. The building work has almost finished and all of the scaffolding has been removed as can be seen from a recent photograph.

The hall view from the carpark

As a consequence of the hard work put in by the many village volunteers throughout the summer this part of the work has been completed slightly ahead of time. This means that the Hall will definitely re-open as planned with the Remembrance Service being held on Sunday 14th November. The vicar, Canon Rev. Dr Gill Hill will officially re-open and re-dedicate the Hall at this service, which it is hoped will be attended by our Member of Parliament, who will also lay a wreath.  

Memorial Hall Progress August 2010

Created on Monday, 23 August 2010 

During the last four weeks work has been progressing well on the Clanfield Memorial Hall.

Contractors on site to repair roof

The large scaffolding, complete with a sheet steel roof, has been erected and allowed work to proceed in all weathers. An external security fence has been sponsored by Dyer and Butler. Ernie Mew and Sons the well known local roofing contractors, who are sponsoring the labour portion of the project, are doing a splendid job and so far the planned timescales are being met.

All of the existing tiles have been removed and the good ones will be reused. The old felt covering and battens have been discarded and the inner and faulty wooden framing exposed for the first time since the building was constructed. The extent of the problem can be seen clearly in the adjoining photograph and the displacement is similar to the bulge in the gable wall at the Northern end of the building.

Section of roof exposed.

The trusses have been winched back, in stages, into the correct position and reinforced with considerable extra bracing. In order to ensure that the problem will not occur again the entire surface of the roof has been clad in marine grade plywood sheeting as can be seen in the photograph. Work at the gable end has involved the removal of the damaged (bulging) brickwork and replaced with a stud frame that will be covered with external and vertically hung tiles.

Materials being used to repair roof.

The next stage will involve removal of the steel roof covering from the scaffolding so that the roof tiles can be replaced. This is being done to minimise possible damage to the tiles when the cover is removed.

SCES the local air conditioning company are sponsoring an air conditioning system that will soon be installed into the Blue Room.

Once again the Trustees would like to thank all of the donors, sponsors and volunteers for their generous support for the repair and restoration of this much needed village amenity. Without this much needed support the repair would not have been possible.

Thank you one and all.