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Church Hall Restoration Project

Title:  Church Hall Refurbishment Project

Project Duration: 7 months

Project Value: £350,000

Kelray were delighted to be appointed as the main contractors in the refurbishment and renovation of a Grade II listed Church Hall in Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre. The project was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund which restores historical landmarks and buildings across the UK.  The St.David's Church in Merthyr Tydfil is one of the towns historical landmarks which is used regularly by members of the Church and by local community groups and clubs.  The Church Hall is now home to the local dance school - 'The Fantasy Feet Dance Academy' and includes a dance hall, dance rooms, changing rooms etc. All work had to be completed within a limited time scale and with minimum disruption to the town centre and near amenities.   


External works:

  • Re-built sections of a stonework boundary wall by firstly using a DOFF steam based cleaning system and then re-building the wall using lime;
  • External wall areas were rendered with lime mortar;
  • Changed all existing rainwater goods from UPVC to traditional cast iron;
  • Replaced modern roof slates with traditional Welsh slates when necessary;
  • Replace and refurbish all windows;
  • Installed two new valley gutters;
  • Fitted new sarnfil rubber membrane systems to flat roofs;
  • Replaced stone and intricate stonework around windows with new hand carved stonework;
  • Installed new hardwood fascia’s and soffits before new gutters were installed;
  • Changed all existing PVC soil pipes to cast iron;
  • Painted all surrounding railings.

Internal works:

  • Removed any defective works and replaced them with new lime render finishes;
  • Carried out damp proof treatments - when required;
  • All roof voids were insulated with natural hemp insulation;
  • Full electrical re-wiring throughout;
  • The existing central heating system was overhauled and replaced;
  • Installed a new chimney flue
  • Installed a new fitted kitchen including tiling and new vinyl flooring;
  • 6 sets of toilets were refurbished including new toilet facilities and vinyl flooring throughout;
  • All walls, woodwork and metalwork was decorated using microporus paints;
  • All existing woodstrip flooring was sanded and varnished
  • Fitted new suspended ceilings and carpet tiles in meeting rooms;
  • Installed performance dance flooring to stage area and dance room;
  • Decoration throughout.