Planned Preventative Maintenance: Cargilfield School
Posted by Shaun Perry on Jan 28, 2014 in Building Surveying
Planned maintenance works can significantly reduce the likelihood of expensive reactive maintenance. Our clients at Cargilfield School can certainly vouch for its importance when it comes to managing valuable assets.
Our history with Cargilfield School goes back five years when we carried out a building survey of the property and produced a programme of maintenance works. Unfortunately the planned preventative maintenance (PPM) works were not implemented and the building fabric began to fall into disrepair. In the winter of 2012, we produced a revised, updated PPM and went on to carry out the first phase of works on this Category ‘B’ listed building the following summer.
Works included a complete replacement of existing tiles with new replacement of leadwork, redecoration of all elevations, replacement of gutters, repairs to sash and case windows and the addition of insulation to the dining room roof to enhance energy efficiency.
Throughout this process, we improved various elements including replacement of weathered skew stones and upgrading the central glazed cupola from single glazed timber framed to a double glazed unit, making this much more efficient and safe.
Phase 1 completed in November 2013 and we are already discussing the next phase of work. As with all of our PPM initiatives, we have scheduled ongoing repairs over the next 5 years to extend the economic life of Cargilfield School.