Appointing a Professional Quinquennial Inspector

Quinquennial Inspector

The appointment of a Quinquennial Inspector is always an individual, not a firm. It is important that a Quinquennial Inspector’s training, accreditation and experience in building conservation is commensurate with the complexity and significance of the church building or buildings in question.  The Quinquennial Report itself is one of the key documents which assists in the care and repair of … Read More

Every Church’s ‘Family GP’

quinquennial inspection reports, church surveys

Back in October, Chawton Hill took a stand for the first time at the CRE show, Europe’s leading exhibition of Church Resources It was an eye opening few days for many reasons, not least of which was the directness of many of the visitors. No requests for a follow up email or tentative promise that they would be in touch. … Read More

The ‘family GP’ for your Church

Our Lady of the Sorrows, Effingham Most other denominations and many secular organisations which are responsible for historic buildings now adopt a similar approach to inspections.

What are Quinquennial Inspection Reports? Under the Inspection of Churches Measure 1955, as amended by the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991, all consecrated buildings of the Church of England must by law be inspected once in every five years by a registered architect or chartered building surveyor (the ‘Quinquennial Inspector’ or QI) who is approved by the … Read More