Case Study / Damp Proofing
Julia's House Hospice, Devizes
Damp proofing a local charity's Hospice building
MacLennan are proud to be a part of this project, to be able to help produce an environment that is an essential space for the magnificent work of Julia’s House has been a humbling experience.
Julia’s House provides practical and emotional support for families caring for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
“The new Julia’s House Wiltshire children’s hospice, in Devizes, will provide regular respite breaks, giving children a beautiful and fun environment for short stays while their parents get a break from the pressures of round the clock care. It will also provide specialist end of life nursing care, requiring the highest quality environment. These new Julia’s House services will support children and young people up to the age of 18 from all over Wiltshire.“
Julia’s House Hospice is due to be opened by Martin Clunes on May 6th.
Ian MacLennan and team would encourage everyone to support this charity. Please follow this link to find out how you can help.
MacLennan designed a Damp-Proofing system utilising cavity drain membrane. The Damp Proofing system was installed to both internal and external wall by MacLennan fully trained and NVQ qualified technicians. The cavity drain system is a water management system. It is the most effective and reliable form of Damp Proofing in most situations. Once in place the Damp proofing membrane was then covered with independent timber framing and plasterboard, then plastered ready for decoration. The Cavity drain membrane system is easily and quickly repaired and maintained.
The work was carried by MacLennan in the agreed time frames and was guaranteed for a period of 10 years. The design of the Damp Proofing is covered by MacLennan's 10 million PI and covered by our warranty.
Julia Perks was a dedicated paediatric nurse whose dream was to develop a support network for families struggling to care for a life-limited child without any help or respite. Although Julia’s House is named after Julia Perks, it was her friend Mike Wise who founded the charity. Julia sadly died of cancer before her dream became a reality but Mike, along with a small group of supporters, took up the baton.
The intention was to raise enough money to build a children’s hospice but in order to start supporting families as early as possible, we launched a fledgling community care service, employing two nurses to support families at homes. This service is still a central part of what we do today – more than 65 per cent our care is community-based - but now Julia’s House has grown to help even more families.