Quinquennial Inspection (QI) Project
In September 2018, a Quinquennial Inspection (QI) was undertaken by an Architect appointed by the Diocese and he identified that in order for the St. Catwg’s Church to remain a warm, welcoming and safe place, priority work had to be carried out on both internal and external areas of the Church. The Parishioners at St. Catwg’s are proactive in maintaining the building as far as they can, although much of the works identified in the report produced by the Architect, are outside the scope of laymen/women and require a specialist builder to make good the areas that are damp and also to repair the roof and interior walls. The report identified dampness leading to loss of paintwork and plaster. The cause of many problems was ineffective rainwater goods, holes in roof and windows, slipped or broken slates and plant growth growing out of gullies which may now need replacing.
The QI Project for St. Catwg’s Church was due to start in 2020, but owing to Covid has been delayed to 2021. January of this year saw the first signs that the project was underway, as scaffolding was erected around the building. The scaffolding will be in place for around 8 weeks and some of the graves at the front of the church will be covered, to protect them.
Capability to be delivered by the Project
It is proposed that the capability to be delivered should consist of those elements which the Architect thought should be completed immediately and those that need to be done within the following 18 months. More detail can be found in the Quinquennial Review 2018 itself.
Project Plans have been produced for both stages of the project and you will find the latest versions here: Selection of Contractor and Implementation. In addition, regular newsletters will be produced, informing Parishioners of progress. Links to the “Are We There Yet?” newsletters can be found here: Edition 1, Edition 2 and Edition 3
Project Manager & Team
Planned Implementation and progress
The planned implementation commenced in March 2021 after a slight delay. The contractor commenced with making the roof sound as it had been causing water ingress. In addition, broken windows, rainwater goods and pointing of external walls were all repaired.
As at July 2021, the project is complete and the Project Manager along with the Church Warden is going over the work to ensure there is nothing to be added to a snagging list before making the final payment for the Project. The project has come in on budget and a Lessons Learned Report will be produced at project end, to go forward to future/similar projects run within the Parish.