Building works at New Life Church, Emerson Park, Hornchurch

The building works have recently completed at New Life Church, Emerson Park. The works have had a dramatic effect on the external appearance of the building, which previously presented a rather tired and uninviting frontage to the main road. The hope of the church is that the fresh appearance of the building and the new glazed entrance door, will be more inviting to pedestrians passing by on the busy street frontage. The Pastor has already noted an increased interest in people making contact to enquire about hiring the building. 

Before building works
After building works

In addition to the new entrance door, the works also comprised a full replacement of the existing metal framed single glazed windows with new thermally efficient uPVC framed double glazed windows, which have grey coloured frames externally and white on the inside. The external pebble-dashed render has been painted with a fresh and clean ‘off white’ shade, which makes the building stand out sharply in comparison to the previous dull grey colour of the render. All the existing timber fascias and soffits have been replaced with white uPVC, both to give a clean visual appearance and to lower the maintenance burden on the church moving forward. Vinyl sheet flooring has also been provided to the toilets and kitchen areas to replace the existing carpet finish, which as well as being more visually pleasing, will also be more hygienic and easier to keep clean. 

There have also been enhancements from a fire safety point of view, including the provision of a new fire alarm system, and an upgrade to the ironmongery of the existing external escape doors to provide easy opening devices for means of escape. The external lighting has been renewed also for enhanced security and presence of the external facades, and additional site enhancements include the redecoration of all external fencing to the perimeter of the building. 

It is our sincere hope that all of these enhancements both help to keep the building in excellent shape moving into the future, but also assist in helping attract new people into the church, to become a part of it, and share in the Gospel outreach work happening in this local community.