The Diocese of Chelmsford Gutter Clearance Scheme The Diocese of Chelmsford has set up a scheme to enable churches to make big savings in repair costs by having their gutters and downpipes regularly serviced by accredited contractors. The Diocese has set up a scheme to enable churches to make big savings in repair costs by having their gutters and downpipes regularly serviced by accredited contractors. The scheme is entirely voluntary and parishes can adopt it or not as they wish. Churches deal directly with their chosen contractor. The scheme works by: the church contacting one or more of the accredited contractors and asking for a quotation; deciding whether to accept the quotation and if so, arranging the visit and paying the contractor. What the Contractor does: The contractor will: clear out and test all gutters and downpipes take before and after digital photos for you complete a checklist detailing what he has done remove the debris. Costs and Benefits The contractor’s quotation is unique to each church, reflecting its size and complexity and what access method he will use. We expect most quotations to be between £250 and £500 plus VAT. Listed churches can count the VAT towards the VAT recoverable (on bills over £500 a year) under the Listed Places of Worship Scheme: for further information go to: www.lpwscheme.org.uk The benefits include: savings in repair costs peace of mind savings on other work that could be co-ordinated with a gutter scheme visit (eg high-level electrical work). Grants The Friends of Essex Churches Trust will give an automatic grant of £50 to the first 100 churches to commission a visit under the scheme. Details can be found on its web site here www.foect.org.uk Further Information A leaflet describing the Scheme can be downloaded below. Friends of Essex Churches Gutter Clearance leaflet There is also a comprehensive Information Pack which can be downloaded here. Download the information pack. This deals with: why the Scheme was set up how the Scheme works what the contractor does how much will it cost – and save? similar schemes in other dioceses Frequently Asked Questions Standard Terms & Conditions & Specification for a Gutter Scheme Visit For any other queries, please contact: Malcolm Woods, a member of the Diocesan Advisory Committee, via email or on 07721 768750 Accredited Contractors The following contractors are accredited on the basis of their experience working with historic buildings, insurance arrangements and health & safety procedures. Contact any or all of them direct to arrange a quotation. Contractor Contact details Lodge and Sons (Builders) Ltd Town Farm High Street Stebbing, Dunmow Essex CM6 3SG 01371 856666 email@example.com www.lodgeandsons.co.uk Michael Newman t/a Platinum Property Care 26 Oak Street Romford Essex RM7 7BS Office 01708 742234 Mobile 07933 681619 firstname.lastname@example.org www.platinumpropertycare.com MBS Grounds Maintenance Ltd 16 Boars Tye Road, Silver End, Witham, Essex CM8 3QA Tel. 01376 583967 email@example.com www.mbsaccess.co.uk M Y Group Fen Lane Farm, Watton Road Larling Norfolk NR16 2AJ Tel: (01953) 497177 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mygroupea.co.uk Keystone 332 Cressing Road Braintree Essex CM7 3PE Tel: 01376 344145 Mobile: 07815 316080 email@example.com Jason Clohessy Clohessy Rope Access Ltd Clohessy Rope Access Ltd 6 Medway Avenue Witham Essex CM1 1TF Tel: 01376 512779 Mobile: 07737 440991 www.Clohessyropeaccess.co.uk If you are a contractor who would like to be accredited, or know of a suitable contractor, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information please contact Nathan Whitehead.