The Pilsdon Community is a small working farm that offers accommodation and work for homeless people suffering from mental health issues. As part of its redevelopment led by construction charity CRASH – including a barn restoration and conversion of stable blocks into accommodation – plumbing and drainage manufacturer Wavin donated OsmaDrain pipe, fittings and inspection chambers worth almost £6,000 to bring the below ground drainage system up to standard.
CRASH completed the two phase redevelopment with Patron Company BAM Construct as main contractor. Following the second phase, the conversion of a stable block into short-term accommodation in 2014, it was discovered that the site’s sewage treatment system wasn’t functioning properly and the concrete water tank was showing signs of severe deterioration.
Reverend Michael Deegan, Warden for the Pilsdon Community, explains: “For a long time Pilsdon has struggled with an inadequate sewerage and drainage system. Thanks to the support of CRASH and the professionalism and generosity of Wavin and BAM Construction, we were able to install a new drainage system that offers far more than we could ever have afforded ourselves.”
With over 70 metres of 110mm drainage pipe and a number of inspection chambers required, Wavin offered the perfect solution with its OsmaDrain range. In keeping with the community’s ecological ethos, the pipe is unique in the industry featuring Wavin’s Recycore Technology. This innovation sees the creation of a pipe that contains at least 50% recycled product but performs just like virgin pipe.
All of the pipe fittings supplied from the OsmaDrain range also provided unique benefits to both the installer and client. Made using a manufacturing process that delivers the most robust captive seal system, this makes it practically impossible to dislodge it during installation. And with the development requiring a number of inspection chambers, Wavin was able to supply three different types for both shallow and deep applications.
“From our expansive OsmaDrain range, we have supplied 110mm drainage pipe, shallow inspection chambers and universal inspection chambers, as well as complementary fittings,” said John Nichols, Project Sales Manager, Wavin. “We were able to upgrade their drainage system free of charge, with high quality products that will deliver proven performance and reliability as the community continues to grow.”
“The success of every project that CRASH is involved with relies upon the companies that support us,” said Francesca Roberts, Chief Executive, CRASH. “Wavin very generously offered to support the project by supplying their product free of charge, and this was absolutely essential in getting the project off the ground. Thanks to all of the companies involved, the result will be something that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.”