Julia's House

Julia’s House - "Making Memories - A place to have fun and escape"

Client: Julia's House

Selectaglaze helps a charity transform two old council buildings into a new high spec Children’s Hospice providing respite care for families supporting a child/children with a life-limiting or life threatening condition. Julia Parks, who was a paediatric nurse at Poole Hospital, had a wish to open a centre to help support these families. An old property in Poole was acquired and converted for use. Word of mouth about the Charity led to outreach work in Wiltshire, so a second centre has been opened in Devizes. Andy Munn, facilities manager for the charity went onto explain;  “At one point we considered buying land and building from scratch, but these two old council buildings were in a great location and had the potential to be a really flexible space. It felt more environmentally friendly to recycle disused buildings, too. We are thrilled with how the hospice has turned out.” Wates approached Selectaglaze to provide secondary glazing for some offices in the Grade II Listed building. As the original windows were old and draughty, Architect Hill Design specified thermally insulating secondary glazing to 4 box sash windows to raise the U-values. Selectaglaze Series 25 vertical sliders provided the best option to match the existing sightlines and comfortably operate to the sizes specified.