Buildings Maintenance

A range of resources are available to support churches care for buildings, see below.


MaintenanceBooker, by the National Churches Trust 





MaintenanceBooker, the National Churches Trust’s online maintenance service for churches, will become available to churches in the North West Region on Friday 1st June 2018 when the Trust will launch a new look website. Churches can Pre-Register Now for the service now at Registration is Free.  MaintenanceBooker will enable churches to request and receive no -obligation quotes for essential maintenance services including:

  • Gutter Clearance and Follow on Repairs
  • Lightning Protection System Inspections
  • Tree Surveys and Surgery
  • Asbestos Management Services

You can find out more by watching the MaintenanceBooker promotional video - just click

Grant for clearing gutters- as an incentive to use this new online resource, churches can apply for a ‘Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grant’, of up to £500 to pay 50% of the cost of a gutter clearance service if booked through MaintenanceBooker.

Benefits- If your church has not received a satisfactory job for clearing gutters, the contractors on MaintenanceBooker may be able to provide a different technique/equipment to get the job done well. A church may also like to compare quotes with their regular contractor, or take advantage of the opportunity to apply for a grant. 

NB: Using this online resource does not negate the need to check, and, as needed, obtain permissions to make any changes to the building such as replacing rainwater goods. It may also be useful to involve your architect as needed, for example, if there are other parts of the building that may be useful to look at whilst the contractor is at work.


Diocese of Chester, DAC advice




Page last updated: 29th May 2018 3:35 PM