In 1955, with the adoption of The Inspection of Churches Measure, the Church of England introduced a statutory requirement for every Church of England church to have a condition report undertaken every five years – a Quinquennial Inspection. These inspections have to be undertaken by a qualified and chartered building surveyor or architect approved by the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC).
John Pickup, Director of The Intelligent Design Centre is an registered Church Inspector not only for the Church of England but also The Methodist Church.
The act of inspecting a buildings condition is invaluable in not only diagnosing and arresting the cause and effects of developing defects but also the to safeguard future investment, improve health and safety, reducing operational costs and improving long term environmental sustainability.
Keys Aspects: Condition Surveys, Improvement Recommendations, Outline Costing