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Toolkit 2: Frequently Asked Questions

Answers are given in good faith and are not professional advice. Seek specific guidance for your building's problems.

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Q1.Can we replace cast iron rainwater goods with Upvc?
Q2.Are bird guards/wire balloons worth it -- they block up with leaves?
Q3.Should we fit some safety harness anchor bolts for the roofer to carry...
Q4.What does nail sickness look like?
Q5.What can we do about lead flashings that lift up in the wind?
Q6.Can we block up roof ventilators? They let in rain sometimes.
Q7.How do we get salt staining off stone or brick?
Q8.Is silicone treatment a good idea for walls with damp penetration?
Q9.Can we get new Scots slates?
Q10.What can we do with stone that is crumbling/eroding as sand?
Q11.And if the whole wall is suffering from stone/bricks that are spalling...
Q12.Can we repair a crack in the render or do we need to replace it over t...
Q13.How do we decorate over distemper?
Q14.How do we cover stains in paintwork?
Q15.What is the best paint for woodwork to avoid peeling?
Q16.How can we get paint off stone successfully?
Q17.How can we stop draughts from wall vents?
Q18.How can we stop damp affecting interior church walls?
Q19.Do we need to have fire exit signs and emergency lighting in the churc...
Q20.Do we need to provide disabled access to the raised chancel area?
Q21.How often should we get the electrics/gas heaters tested?
Q22.Where do we find a specialist to look at our clock or bell?
Q23.Do we need a lightning conductor?
Q24.What is the best way to protect our stained glass from vandals?
Q25.Where do we find someone to repair or clean the stained glass?Can we c...
Q26.Hi,we have a problem with efforvescent staining on an inside wall.The ...
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