IKO has donated some of its materials to a CRASH project in Pilsdon.

IKO donates roofing materials to CRASH project in Pilsdon

Published:  04 February, 2014

Several rolls of IKO pitched roof breather membrane and IKO Hyload DPC and DPM membranes and associated accessories have been donated to Pilsdon Community Trust where a large stable block, called the Loose Boxes has been converted into short-term accommodation for the homeless.

The IKO 'Fix that Hut' campaign seeks out needy projects at the heart of local communities within the UK and donates free waterproofing materials to deserving causes such as scout huts, church halls and village halls.

Nichola Clayton, marketing communications manager for IKO, said: “We launched the initiative in 2006 when we were inspired by the company’s pledge of materials and support to the restoration of Captain Scott's hut in the Antarctic, originally waterproofed in 1911 using IKO’s Ruberoid roofing materials. Since then we have been involved in numerous projects, but would like to encourage more communities to nominate their schemes.”

The Pilsdon Community Trust in Dorset is a working farm and refuge assisted by construction and property industry charity, CRASH. Homeless people come to Pilsdon in a time of crisis, recovering from family breakdown, mental illness, addiction or coping with bereavement and offers accommodation and work for them while they are there.

Francesca Roberts, chief executive of CRASH said: “CRASH would like to say a huge thank you for the support IKO has provided the Loose Boxes redevelopment. The project could not have happened without the generous donation of materials and professional expertise from the construction industry.”

Pilsdon has received help in the construction of this project work from CRASH patrons, EC Harris and BAM Construction and many other industry supporters.

Anyone interesting in nominating a project should complete the online application form at http://www.ikogroup.co.uk/About-Us/Fix-That-Hut/Nominate-a-project/.

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