Damp Proofing Case Study / Julia’s House Hospice, Devises
Artists rendering of Julia’s House Hospice – by Hilldesign
IntroductionMacLennan 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 a 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
November 7th 2016“Julia’s House has received its first piece of post – containing a donation – at the site of its new Wiltshire children’s hospice in Devizes. The postman was stumped when he tried to deliver the anonymous card as the hospice is currently a building site – due to open next Spring. Luckily one of our nurses was on site at the time and was able to intercept the envelope, ” said Julia’s House Wiltshire fundraising manager Ian Wadley. “The poor postman was stumped as we don’t have a front door or a post box at the moment! The card contained £5 and simply said: “A little gift for Julia’s House. With love.” Although the hospice is not open yet, the charity’s team of nurses and carers are already busy across the county providing community and home-based care for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions This frequent regular respite gives parents break from the demands of round-the-clock care for a very sick child.”
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 £500,000 insured warranty.