The Aim of the Property Department is to provide clergy and their families with accommodation, and to assist them with the management of their homes. As far as possible, the property team strives to relieve clergy of domestic concerns in order that they may focus upon their pastoral responsibilities.
This aim is fulfilled by:
Providing suitable homes either through improvement, purchase or construction.
Carrying out an ongoing programme of repair and maintenance.
Working in partnership with clergy and PCCs to ensure that all parties take responsibility for caring for the property.
Undertaking the above within the confines of the property budget.
The Parsonages Committee recognises the importance of energy efficiency in parsonage houses and DBF owned properties, and as such has implemented the following strategy:
- Quinquennial and interregnum inspections re-formatted to specifically target energy efficiency
- Quinquennial and interregnum work schedule includes:-
increasing loft insulation up to, and where necessary in excess of government recommended levels
identifying potential for cavity wall insulation
fitting thermostatically controlled radiator valves
- Capital Improvement budget specifically focuses on replacing single glazed windows with UPVC double glazed units