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Lochcarron East Church New Roof

£210 of £58,373 goal

Raised by 5 people in 1 month
Created December 1, 2018
Lochcarron East Church, or the Old Parish Church, is a 180 year old building in the Highlands of Scotland owned by Justin and TyLean Tuijl. We purchased it in May 2018 and have been working on it since in order to turn it into a venue for events and functions embracing the local community and the wider community of friends of the church and tourists. The roof is in a bad way, it has been left for 30 years without being maintained. It is suffering from "nail sickness" which is because the nails that hold the slates on are rusting and one by one the slates are falling to the ground. This is because we are a few meters from the salt water of the Loch. The owner before us bought the property 13 years ago but was unable to do any repairs due to ill health. We want to save this 180 year old building in order to open it to the public for events and so forth, this space should be used. Community and wider, we are on the tourist trail, the NC500.  We already have local roofers working for us and we can raise a substantial part of the cost ourselves. We are also applying for grants. Due to a death in the family we are a lot tighter on funds than we were. We desperately want to save this building and have just caught it in time, as big holes are developing on the roof just recently, we will patch for the winter and start the roof in earnest in the spring. We have purchased our own scaffolding.  We have had quotes for the roof which range from £50.000 to £100.000. It all depends how rotten the wood is. Saving this iconic building for the future is our main aim. It will be here long after us all, if the roof is saved now. Please see our social media and website, www.lochcarronchurch.com Thank you! Justin and TyLean.


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Update 4
Posted by Justin Tuijl
2 days ago
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This is a picture of the corner in question from the inside.
damp!
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Update 3
Posted by Justin Tuijl
4 days ago
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Hi all, we had a quote for the roof for 58k from LKU Roofing (owner Lenn Urquhart) recommended to us by Kenny the local postman! We are looking for grants and funding but we can't apply for those until we have been in the church for a year. So we are getting the job started with Lenn on the worst corner with our savings and wedding gift money. We're so excited to be finally moving forward with the roof and are looking forward to stopping that corner getting wet inside and the worry of it collapsing. The picture shows the corner in question. Best wishes, Justin and TyLean Tuijl.
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Update 2
Posted by Justin Tuijl
5 days ago
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Any help with funds or spreading the word would be so much appreciated, we are hoping to at least start work on the roof next month. We have our own scaffolding and a super quote from LKU Roofing. Weather permitting!
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Update 1
Posted by Justin Tuijl
1 month ago
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Snow on the mountain behind us.
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£210 of £58,373 goal

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Created December 1, 2018
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