In 2016 we had a structural survey done as part of the due diligence for taking over the freehold of the Community Centre. This was the catalyst for investigating the ageing roofs on the Centre, in particular the old Headmaster's House. The Headmaster's House is the block at the south end of the Community Centre.
It is fair to say that the Headmaster's House has not had much maintenance in the past 15 years and that on old buildings roofs eventually need replacing. There is damp ingress through the south wall and a west facing window needs replacing. The main concern though, is the roof. Following a review from an expert the projected cost of re-roofing the Headmaster's House is around £15,000. This is on top of the regular maintenance a 150 year old building needs. At least half of this will come from local fundraising but we hope a portion can come from grants too.
It doesn't end there, the other old roofs on the Centre will probably need re-roofing over the following 15 years. It will be a few hard years for fundraising for the Overton Community Association.