Salisbury Crematorium roof to get much needed repairs

THE damaged roof at Salisbury Crematorium will soon seen repairs that are designed to last for the next 40 years.

The work will see a replacement of the existing mineral-felt roof with a more durable material known as Alwitra Evalon VSK Membrane, which has an expected service life of 40 years, compared to mineral-felt’s lifespan of 10-15 years.

Felt roofs are known for leaking and splitting at the seams.

To carry out these works the customer-facing side of the Crematorium will need to be closed in August and September. The council said that details on dates of the closure will be published as soon as possible.

During this time, no services will take place on site, however, cremators will still be operational.

Services will instead be held at the Guildhall on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Tuesdays are to be excluded because of the inability to safely and easily access the site on Market Day.

The works are proposed for August and September because of the expected favourable weather and historically these are quieter months in terms of bookings.

On June 24, Salisbury City Council approved the use of up to £175k of capital funds to replace the failing existing roof that covers the administrative and support areas of the building.

The cost of the works will be met from some of the capital receipt of £338k received from the sale of 47 Blue Boar Row.

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One Comment

  1. Wendy Hancock Reply

    Can you explain the repairs and renovations which were carried out the last time the crematorium was closed and why this was not included at that time, or is it something that has just happened? If it’s not recent why on earth was it not noticed before, surely a thorough inspection was carried out beforehand?

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