Programs like Grand Designs don’t show or detail the paperwork trail and complications that can arise in a renovation project. We’ve had some wonderful support and advice from professionals, friends and other community halls. For anyone out there in a similar position we would be happy to share our story and forewarn of the pitfalls from the funding process right through to the tape cutting ceremony.
Architects : Andrew Tognarelli, AT Kerr Inverness 01463 831738, www.ATkerrarchitects.co.uk
Builders: McLeod Building Ltd, Grantown-on-Spey, www.mcleodbuilding.com 01479 872277
Quantity Surveyors : Mike Munro, Munro Surveyors, Grantown-on-Spey, 07557413931
Consultant: Alan Jones, www.alanjonesassociates.org 01463 718 715 for funding, appraisals and business plans
Hall committee contacts: Eleanor Ross(chairperson)/ Grant Stewart 01463 794576, Babara Doran (treasurer) 01667 462763, secretary Stephanie Wilkins 01667 462060
Air source pump (5KW) by Daikin
300mm rockwool in loft, 50mm Xtratherm in walls, 150mm Xtratherm in toilet block and roof. Velux windows for more natural light. Entirely funded by CCF.
Floor from Junckers entirely funded by Biffa Award
The majority of the money was awarded by the Highland LEADER program 2007-2013 which paid for the new toilet block, structural, electrical, plumbing and finishing work.
“THIS PROJECT WAS PART-FINANCED BY THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT AND THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY HIGHLAND LEADER 2007-2013 PROGRAMME”