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New Damp Course for Old Museum

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Twistfix-registered contractors Damp Solutions of Cheshire are preparing to begin an extensive renovation project,­ including the installation of a new damp course system at the prestigious and historic Milton Keynes Museum. The DPC injection project is being carried out to preserve and protect the masonry walls of the old museum for future generations to enjoy.

Milton Keynes was created in the 1960s as a 'new town', planned in detail and built to exact specifi­cations. Inten­ti­onally equidistant from major cities such as London, Leicester and Oxford, the location is an ideal hub and now has a population of around a quarter of a million people. The city has a strong interest in culture; along with the museum there are theatres, art galleries, live music venues, a cutting-edge poetry scene and an open air bowl with a capacity of 65,000 people.

The Milton Keynes Museum, formerly known as the Stacey Hill Museum, is housed in an old farmhouse built in 1847, though there had been a farm on the site for many years before. An eclectic collection features agricultural and domestic objects representing the rural life lived by people before the foundation of Milton Keynes in 1967. Other parts of the collection are sourced from the Wolverton Railway Works and British Telecom, from which has been collected a variety of historic switchboards and telephones, some of which are still operational. The history of the area, which includes South Northa­mpton­shire and North Buckin­gha­mshire, is fully documented by the museum which is run mostly through the efforts of a dedicated committee of volunteers.

With over 30 years' combined experience, the founders of Damp Solutions are regularly employed to work on important projects such as the upcoming one at the Milton Keynes Museum. Clearly, this important building and the collections it houses must be fully protected from the multitude of problems that can be caused by water ingress and dampness.

A spokesperson for Damp Solutions told us: "We are extremely excited to be working on such a prestigious building and we can’t wait to show you the finished product.­ As a member of the ISSE (Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers), we regularly use a full complement of Twistfix products, including BBA accredited damp course injection creams to treat rising damp, water repellents to combat penetrating damp and and humidty control units to reduce condensation.  We rely on consistent high-quality products and impeccable customer service from our suppliers to allow us to achieve and maintain our robust reputation".

We look forward to seeing the results of this important project and sharing them in these news pages - please subscribe to our regular newsletter to make sure you never miss out on the latest from Twistfix and our extensive network of registered contractors.

For more information on the superlative range of Twistfix new damp course injection products, please call our expert team on 0845 123 6006 or email sales@twistfix.co.uk. You can see more work by Damp Solutions on their website.