Fawkham Village Hall Reopens

 We are very pleased to let you know that the village hall has now reopened following the structural repair work. If you would like to book the village hall, either for a regular slot or a one-off event, please email fawkhampc@gmail.comMore information on the hall can be found here:
We would like to thank Layne Ives of LSI Interiors for the top quality work the firm has done in the hall and for being so flexible around dates for doing the work. 
We would also like to thank Nick Lavidge of South Place Construction for his help when the damage was discovered and quickly doing the necessary work to prevent any further damage.
We are sorry for the length of time this has taken, although we worked hard to ensure that the hall was reopened as quickly as possible.
Background: Following storms in November, structural damage was found to the rear wall of the hall. Investigations were conducted by structural engineer appointed by the insurers which concluded that the cause of the problem relates to the method used when replacement windows were installed in 2017. Unfortunately the same issue was found, albeit to lesser extent, with the replacement windows installed to the front wall in 2010. This was confirmed in a report commissioned by the hall’s Trustee to ascertain what work was required to repair the damage. The insurers declined to cover the cost of the work as it relates to poor workmanship. The window installation business was contacted but does not have the required insurance policies in place against which to claim. A Building Surveyor was appointed to prepare drawings of the work required, and three quotes obtained for the repair work and a supplier selected. SDC’s Building Control has now issued a completion certificate.
Fawkham Parish Council
As Sole Trustee of Fawkham Village Hall
village hall with wood effect floor
The main hall, October 2020