Knauf Insulates Hope For Bristol’s Homeless
CRASH patron Knauf Insulation has donated a selection of its loft, floor and external wall insulation products to a renovation project in Bristol, undertaken by Crisis Centre Ministries.
Crisis Centre Ministries (CCM), a charity that helps homeless people in Bristol, has owned the building on City Road since 1986 using it as the base for Wild-Goose drop-in centre and café. When Wild Goose moved to bigger premises, CCM decided to convert the building into six self contained bed-sits, and retain the building’s shop front.
Malcolm Bourne, Project Manager at Bristol Together (A social enterprise that specialises in property renovation, providing work and training for long term unemployed) explains that there were environmental considerations that we wanted to include within the renovation on City Road, including ensuring the building is as energy efficient as possible. This was achieved by insulating the walls, floors and lofts – letting no heat escape from any room.
How patrons helped
The social impact
“I am extremely happy to have been involved with a unique project such as this one. Everyone involved in the project is delighted with the renovation, and thanks to Knauf Insulation’s donation we can be truly confident that the building will deliver excellent thermal insulation and effectively reduce sound coming from the shop or the bed sits. When we approached CRASH for assistance we knew that Knauf Insulation could potentially be one of the main suppliers who could help us achieve this.”
Project Manager at Bristol Together