Category Archives: Waterproofing

Sika Sarnafil specified for Donyngs Leisure Centre, Redhill

A Sika Sarnafil waterproofing roofing system has proved to be the perfect fit for The Donyngs Leisure Centre, Redhill following a major £4.1 million upgrade and refurbishment.

The re-roofing project was initially to be completed in two phases but the Reigate and Banstead Borough Council was able to draw on more funds allowing both phases to be rolled out as one.

Green Roof Waterproofing Is A Walk In The Parkside For Kemper

Kemper System, has helped ensure Telford Homes’ Parkside Quarter development reflects the greenery of its location on the Isle of Dogs by providing the waterproofing membrane for the scheme’s green roofs.

Designed by David Wood Architects, the Parkside Quarter development includes a five-story block with 64 apartments for sale, a further 17 apartments in a four-storey block for let by EastendHomes housing association and five apartments in a four-storey block for shared-ownership. Green roofs have been specified for all three blocks, connecting the buildings to the acres of park land that lie adjacent to the scheme.

Safeguard does stellar job for Star Café

The vintage charms of a vaulted basement are once again being appreciated by the patrons of a popular watering hole and cafe after damp-proofing systems from Safeguard Europe tackled severe penetrating damp.

Known as a Soho institution and frequently featured as a film set, the Star Café has a double life: operating as a traditional Italian eatery during the day but transforming into the louche London Gin Club in the evenings. Its basement had provided an intimate venue for meetings and private functions but severe penetrating damp, made worse by nearby tunnelling work on the Underground, had ruined the painted brickwork décor and solid wood floor. 

DRY 50, Revestech’s superb new indoor waterproofing system is now available in the UK

Long established European manufacturer of waterproofing solutions, Revestech, has launched its exciting range of products in the UK. Included within its product portfolio is DRY 50, a system that provides a complete and reliable solution to waterproofing wet rooms.

Safeguard conference brings damp-proofing experts to the Science Museum

Safeguard – the UK’s leading specialist in damp- and waterproofing, and masonry repairs – has organised a prestigious conference, featuring leading industry experts, on the subject of Dampness in Buildings. Being staged at the Science Museum on September 18th and free to attend, the conference will tackle topics particularly relevant to the social housing sector and should prove invaluable to housing and other public sector professionals, especially those responsible for ‘at risk’ properties.

Sika Sarnafil Specified For UCL Campus

As part of University College London’s significant building and refurbishment works, the Christopher Ingold building now includes 2,000sq m of Sika Sarnafil single ply roofing system, installed by Bedford-based contractor Delomac.

Located at the University’s Bloomsbury site in the heart of London, the campus is one of the university’s busiest. Taking its name from the eminent British chemist, the building is home to the chemistry department and remained fully occupied and operational throughout the refurbishment.

Sika Sarnafil Suits Large-Scale Installation

A Sika Sarnafil waterproofing system has proved to be the perfect fit for Farnborough’s new 12,000sq m Costco warehouse.

The new build is part of Costco’s current UK expansion plans, which will see up to 45 warehouses built across the country.

Hotel Football, Manchester

The Old Trafford supporters club will be a newly built 138 bedroom hotel and will feature a five-a-side pitch on the roof. The building is being erected within close proximity to Old Trafford Football stadium.

Safeguard delivers depth in basement expertise

Making use of cellars and basements beneath properties is proving an increasingly popular way of gaining extra room, not least as it can boost usable space by up to 50% with minimal interference from planning or any change to facades. Whether new build or existing, basements present particular technical and construction challenges for which Safeguard Europe, the UK’s leading specialist in damp- and waterproofing, and masonry repairs, delivers comprehensive solutions and superb technical support.

Beat damp in a day with Safeguard Dryzone

The scourge of rising damp can now be dealt with easily, cleanly and quickly using the Dryzone System damp-proofing products available from Safeguard – the UK’s leading specialist in damp- and waterproofing, and masonry repair solutions. These materials combined allow for treatment and room reinstatement in around a day – a massive improvement over the weeks that more traditional methods may take – and obviate, for example, problems associated with decanting tenants for significant periods of time.

Flooding and Rapid Reoccupation

Processes to aid the recoccupation of flooded properties

This winter has been one of the wettest on record and in many areas this has resulted in flooding of both commercial and domestic properties on a scale not seen previously. The post-flood clean-up can be just as frustrating and torturous for the occupiers. Making the property habitable again can take a lot longer than expected.

The Benfield Centre for Sporting Excellence, Newcastle

The Benfield Centre for Sporting Excellence in Newcastle is one of the largest gymnastics centres in Europe. The industrial building measures to 2,336 sq. m. and is constructed with a steel frame. The property has suffered damage from water ingress on three separate occasions in the past. The gymnastic pits in particular were badly flooded.

Delta embraces BIM

Among the benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM) are knowledge sharing, improved project management, faster and more economical creation of a project, and a reduction in environmental impact.

Safeguard Europe helps turns the tide on flooding

The increased incidence of flooding is forcing many property and business owners toward flood resistance and flood resilience – both matters for which Safeguard Europe, the UK’s leading specialist in damp- and waterproofing, and masonry repairs; has comprehensive solutions and superb technical support.

Residential, South Hinksey

Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Stonehouse Basements were praised by the Oxford Mail for having protected a family’s property from flooding for the third year running! Their home remained dry while others in South Hinksey, Oxford flooded.

BIM objects now part of Triton’s CPD programme

Triton Systems, suppliers of systems for basement waterproofing, concrete waterproofing and green roof construction, have incorporated the benefits of specifying BIM objects into their five RIBA approved CPD seminars.

Newton Waterproofing Systems exhibit at The UK Concrete Show for the third year

Newton Waterproofing Systems are for the third year running proudly exhibiting our extensive range of high quality concrete waterproofing products at the largest specialist concrete event in Europe – The UK Concrete Show 2014.

Kemperol 2K-PUR keeps Guildhall Library in business

Kemper System’s Kemperol 2K-PUR waterproofing system has been used on a further phase refurbishment of London’s historic Guildhall, this time to provide a new roof surface for the Guildhall Business Library.

Fort Albert, Isle of Wight

Newton Specialist Basement Contractor, Hillbans were appointed to design and install a comprehensive waterproofing system to Fort Albert, a tower fort under the cliffs on the Isle of Wight.

Double-click on Delta

Judging by the number of ‘hits’ it achieves on a daily basis, the Delta Membranes website is already an essential tool for specifiers. However, the fresh new look for the company’s website promises to be an even more inviting attraction.

Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Blackpool’s notorious climate and the seafront location of the historic Winter Gardens venue has resulted in the specification of a Sika Liquid Plastics Decaflex roofing system.

The Risks of Non-Maintainable Type C Waterproofing

Newton’s often see designs from those new to cavity drain waterproofing that show a 20mm stud floor membrane laid above a level raft or slab.  This is a dangerous method of the use of cavity drained membrane as the membrane does not have the ability to resist water pressure. A few millimetres of water pressure is enough to see water pass through the seals and joints.

National Trust Visitor Centre, Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Alumasc’s Hydrotech Hot Melt Waterproofing System has been used on the roof of the new National Trust Visitor Centre at the world-famous Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Kemperol takes central stage at National Theatre

As the National Theatre prepares to raise the curtain on its 50th anniversary season, Kemper System has ensured that its Grade II listed building continues to perform by providing the waterproofing membrane for a major refurbishment project.

Bauder Remodels a Much Trusted Waterproofing System

Advanced bitumen membrane waterproofing has been depended on by specifiers, facilities managers and building owners for many years, particularly those manufactured and supplied by leading European company Bauder.

Below ground waterproofing for new build farmhouse

Landmarks (UK) Ltd, a Yorkshire based developer, has used Triton waterproofing systems in the construction of a traditional two storey farmhouse. The property sits on a natural gentle slope, so the basement is fully buried to the rear with a raised patio area to the front.

The Shard, London

The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building, is the latest in a long line of prestigious London landmark projects to be protected by Alumasc’s Hydrotech hot melt waterproofing system.

Integritank waterproofing protection for exclusive Goodman’s Fields development

Stirling Lloyd’s Integritank high performance structural waterproofing membrane is being used to protect a prestigious new mixed use development in the heart of the City of London.

Hambleside Danelaw’s lightning quick waterproof abutments

Hambleside Danelaw is once again at the forefront of roofing product innovation offering a simple solution to abutment details.

Award winning waterproofing!

Two Property Care Association (PCA) award-winning companies have joined forces to waterproof the basement at a major residential refurbishment site in central London.