MaintenanceBooker | Sparkling Gutters in Oldswinford 03 July 2019

Sparkling Gutters in Oldswinford

John Sutton, Parish Administrator

A huge thank you both to MaintenanceBooker and Ben Jenkins for the professional and efficient way in which the task of clearing the gutters and downpipes has been organised and completed for St Mary’s.

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MaintenanceBooker | Follow-on repairs at St John the Baptist, Hillmorton 04 June 2019

Follow-on repairs at St John the Baptist, Hillmorton

Margaret Simmons, Associate Vicar

MaintenanceBooker has again helped us with arranging the follow-on remedial work recommended by our architect in our last QI report, and by Ben Jenkins who carried out the gutter clearance work.

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MaintenanceBooker | Gutter and rainwater goods maintenance at St John the Baptist, Hillmorton (Rugby) 09 May 2019

Gutter and rainwater goods maintenance at St John the Baptist, Hillmorton (Rugby)

Margaret Simmons, Associate Vicar

We’ve been very impressed with the MaintenanceBooker website. We decided we really must get on with the practical issue of rainwater goods maintenance, as recommended in our Quinquennial Inspection.

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MaintenanceBooker | Long overdue gutter clearance 29 April 2019

Long overdue gutter clearance

Simon Hancock, Project Coordinator, St Matthew's Church Surbiton

It was quite a few years since the high-level guttering here at St Matthew’s, Surbiton had any TLC, but when we were spurred on by a forthcoming restoration project to come up with a maintenance plan, we included regular gutter clearance as part of the schedule. There was a definite need, as we had grass growing from one part of the gutter and some substantial plant growth near the tower.

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MaintenanceBooker | My wish for clean gutters – granted! 04 April 2019

My wish for clean gutters – granted!

Daphne Boskey, Churchwarden

St Matthew’s Church in Oxhey is a typical, Victorian, red brick building which was consecrated in 1880.

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MaintenanceBooker | MaintenanceBooker comes to Coventry Diocese 11 February 2019

MaintenanceBooker comes to Coventry Diocese

Claire Strachan, Church Buildings Development and Projects Officer

The philosophy of a stitch in time is nowhere better illustrated than in the care of church buildings, and we firmly believe that timely maintenance is enormously important in saving PCCs' money and anxiety in the long term, not to mention the benefit to the building itself.

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MaintenanceBooker | Gutter Cleaning at St Peter's, Macclesfield 22 January 2019

Gutter Cleaning at St Peter's, Macclesfield

Richard Lowe, Churchwarden

Keeping up with church building maintenance is an expensive and time consuming process, failing to keep up with maintenance is ultimately even more expensive and time consuming! That is why it is good to have some practical (and potentially financial) help in the form of ‘MaintenanceBooker’, the online maintenance procurement tool.

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MaintenanceBooker | Roman Catholic churches keeping their gutters clear with MaintenanceBooker 12 December 2018

Roman Catholic churches keeping their gutters clear with MaintenanceBooker

Cicely Barnett

The Archdiocese of Birmingham has been working with the National Churches Trust and 2buy2 to not only champion the MaintenanceBooker service to its parishes but also help with its ongoing development.

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MaintenanceBooker | Updates to our Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grants 21 November 2018

Updates to our Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grants

Cicely Barnett

Good news! The National Churches Trust’s Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grants are now available to help pay for the cost of a number of fabric maintenance services. 

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MaintenanceBooker | Free Website Workshops 20 November 2018

Free Website Workshops

Janet Edmond, Maintenance Manager

Did you know that the National Churches Trust is offering free MaintenanceBooker Website Workshops across England and Wales?

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MaintenanceBooker | Really understand the condition of your church property 20 September 2018

Really understand the condition of your church property

Timothy Wright

Drones can be used to really understand the condition of the whole roof, gutters and elevated areas of the building, as well as fixtures and fittings.

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MaintenanceBooker | Tree Survey Success at St Stephen the Martyr, Wolverhampton 31 August 2018

Tree Survey Success at St Stephen the Martyr, Wolverhampton

Robin Whitehouse, Churchwarden

A couple of months ago there was an article in the Church Times about MaintenanceBooker, and, being the churchwarden at St Stephen the Martyr, I decided to look at their website to find out more information.

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MaintenanceBooker | Clearing Rainwater Goods - SPAB's Three Point Guide 24 August 2018

Clearing Rainwater Goods - SPAB's Three Point Guide

Rachel Broomfield, Casework Officer

Rachel Broomfield, the SPAB’s Places of Worship Casework Officer, provides some invaluable advice on rainwater goods maintenance.

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MaintenanceBooker | Tower Masonry Issue at St Cuthbert’s church, Fishlake, Doncaster 02 May 2018

Tower Masonry Issue at St Cuthbert’s church, Fishlake, Doncaster

Peter Pridham, Churchwarden

As part of our ongoing church maintenance programme survey, last year at St Cuthbert’s we uncovered a loose pinnacle on the church tower, namely the west side central pinnacle situated above the clock.

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MaintenanceBooker | MaintenanceBooker tours South Wales 06 February 2018

MaintenanceBooker tours South Wales

Cicely Barnett

2018 started at full-pace for me in my new role of Church Support Officer for the National Churches Trust - I am assisting Janet Edmond, the MaintenanceBooker project leader, with the national launch of the service this year.

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MaintenanceBooker | It's time to check the gutters! 07 August 2017

It's time to check the gutters!

Janet Edmond

The torrential rain we’ve had in Yorkshire over the past few days should be turning our minds to building maintenance priorities for the autumn!

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MaintenanceBooker | The first MaintenanceBooker job 05 June 2017

The first MaintenanceBooker job

Janet Edmond

The weather was grim but the mood was high as the first gutter clearance job booked through MaintenanceBooker got underway at St Augustine’s Church, Endcliffe, Sheffield on Monday 5th June.

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MaintenanceBooker | Top tips for booking your gutter clearance job with MaintenanceBooker 11 May 2017

Top tips for booking your gutter clearance job with MaintenanceBooker

Janet Edmond

It’s exciting to report that MaintenanceBooker has been gaining popularity since it was launched at the end of February. There have been more than 60 registrations to date and the first few gutter clearance jobs booked with the MaintenanceBooker suppliers will take place in early June in Sheffield. Watch this space for more information on these jobs as they happen.

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MaintenanceBooker | MaintenanceBooker in Yorkshire could help save your church and your bank balance! 23 February 2017

MaintenanceBooker in Yorkshire could help save your church and your bank balance!

Janet Edmond

I’m delighted to report that caring for churches, chapels and historic buildings in Yorkshire has now been made easier following the launch of our new web based maintenance service called MaintenanceBooker on 23rd February.

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