This medieval church had problems with water damage and took the correct step in requesting professional civil/drainage advice.
We visited the site and inspected the damage and to understand why the damage was occuring. It was clear in two locations of the higher side the rill discharge points had become obstructed with excessive silts and vegetation. We climbed the tower to consider the potential of failure of water collection and discharge of the main church roofs.
We have considerable experience in Civil design to support the development of new Churches, Church centre extensions and general external works at Churches and Cathedrals. This can include the design of new roads, footpaths and drainage within Churchyards. Many DAC's consider that getting water away from buildings is one of the key elements in maintaining the historic fabric. Many churchyards, after centuries of use, are now higher than the floor levels inside the church, or slope such that surface run-off is led towards or even...read more