Location: Belfast

Knockbreda, Christ Church and St Clements together represent typical, suburban, inner city and rural Church of Ireland Parishes in the Diocese of Down and Dromore. The Church buildings span a period of 200 years from 1737 to 1930 presenting building defects across a broad spectrum of listed historic buildings.

The Practice undertook Quinquennial Inspection Reports on all three buildings and on the basis of the conclusions of those reports became involved in designing and overseeing repairs totalling £250,000. A conservation solution to failing lath and plaster ceilings was undertaken at Knockbreda followed by a redecoration and some external roof repairs. At Christ Church, Carrowdore, an extensive repair was undertaken to the East Window, Chancel, Vestry and Tower including stone repairs, repointing and internal plaster repairs. At St Clements a scheme of maintenance was arranged including roof repairs, repairs to typical early 20th century conglomerate stonework and external hardstandings.

The benefit of Quinquennial Inspection Reports is that the Parish can prioritise repairs for action over a five-year period and then draw on our expert accredited experience to ensure that just the right amount of work is done to make good the defect.