Summary = Planned and preventative maintenance for Chelmsford Cathedral

Location = Chelmsford, Essex

Challenge = Bakers of Danbury are the appointed Retained Contractor for the planned and preventative maintenance, as well as emergency works, to the Grade 1 listed Chelmsford Cathedral over a two-year period.

The preventative maintenance to the Cathedral includes the roofs, rainwater disposal and clearing all hopperheads and downpipes of debris as well as regularly checking for damage. Such damage is reported to the Surveyor.

Bakers meet with the representative of the Cathedral every 3 months to discuss the regular maintenance programme for the following 3 months.

Bakers follow a schedule of maintenance inspections broken down by month and Cathedral location to ensure the Cathedral is thoroughly inspected and maintained throughout the year. Bakers provide a detailed inspection report every month. The report provides inspection results broken down by the location within the Cathedral.

Bakers notify the Cathedral’s representative of any variation from the regular maintenance programme as soon as possible including changes in the timescale for delivery and variation to the estimate of cost. When recommending solutions to both emergency and planned maintenance issues Bakers will always ensure all work carried out is as cost effective as possible.

Bakers have carried out various restoration works and preventative maintenance to Chelmsford Cathedral since the 1960’s

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