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07 August 2017
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!

We all know that the guttering on any building is one of the main lines of defence against water getting inside and causing internal damage. So even if you do nothing else please check that your rainwater goods are in good condition and your gutters are running freely before the next bout of rain hits.

It’s not too late to take advantage of the special funding available to Places of Worship in Yorkshire for Gutter Clearance works. Yorkshire PoW’s can apply for a Preventative Maintenance grant from the National Churches Trust which will pay 50% of the cost of a gutter clearance service booked through the MaintenanceBooker website.

Register now for MaintenanceBooker here and find out how to apply for a gutter clearance grant here.

This week I have managed to get out and about to record another MaintenanceBooker gutter clearance job at All Saint’s Church in Crofton, Wakefield (my home ground!). All Saint’s are another church that have received a 50% gutter clearance grant. I was brave enough to get up on the roof to take this picture of Joe and Jim from Building Conservation Solutions Ltd in full flow.

If you’ve already registered for MaintenanceBooker (and a lot of you already have!) but not yet got around to requesting quotes for a gutter clearance or applied for a grant: why not get ahead of the game and get sorted now before the summer is finally gone. We’ll be on the countdown to Christmas soon!