When Underhill was built in 1936 large retaining walls were needed on the North & West side of the building to hold back the earth from the gardens of Woodfall Avenue and our neighbour in Elton Avenue.
Over the last 10 years cracks had begun appearing in these retaining walls and more recently significant movement of the structure had enlarged these cracks to the extent that we needed to take action.
The cost of the restoration was considerable but with generous Donations from Church Members, Friends of the Church, Grants & Loans we were able to go forward in faith and the work was begun.
The Interest Free Loans were given to cover outstanding costs BUT these will have to be repaid at some stage so we do need to continue with our “FUNDRAISING” efforts.
Further events will be arranged in 2014 to raise funds in order to pay off loans
for the Project …. YOUR ideas are still welcome!
Quiz Supper -
Recycling of Inkjet Cartridges .... Recycle Box in the Church
EBay Project .... Have you ANYTHING we could sell for you as your Donation to the
Church? WE WILL ARRANGE EVERYTHING!
Conversion of your precious old Vinyl LP’s to CD £6 per record!
Sell your Skills for a small fee .... Teach another Cooking, sewing, Crafts, Computer, Music, Dance etc
Parable of the Talents .... Invest £5 and make it grow.
For more information on these items please use the
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RESTORING THE WALLS APPEAL FUND
Total Project Cost .... £73,580 Including VAT and Surveyor Costs
Last Update: 24/11/2013
What’s happening? (Walls Project TIMELINE)
April 2014 Front Garden Terrace wall built -
March 2014 Project signed off with a 6mths Warranty Period
January 2014 Waiting the good weather to Complete/Sign Off
October/November Main works completed
June 2013 Walls Renovation Work to begin on 10th June
May 2013 Contractor chosen=Seymour Developments Ltd, price including VAT agreed (See Targets below); 1st Site Meeting with Contractor on 30th May
February 2013 We have sought financial assistance from the LBA and praise God the
response has been favourable.
04/02/13 We have agreed that Laurence proceeds to tender with 3 contractors for the specification(s) drawn up to date.
We should have costs back within a month and may be able to commence construction in April / May assuming funding available.
24/01/13 Proposed Construction Drawings approved by UBC
17/01/13 Initial Drawings/Quote received from 1st Builder
January 2013 Loans & Grants being applied for!
09/12/12 Official “Fund Raising” Project Launch Date
October 2012 Laurence Goodman a structural engineer from Sage Design Services was appointed to oversee the project
Restoring The Walls Project (June 2013 -
A=Total Project Cost
B=Interest Free Loans
(Last Update 24/11/13)