Designing a waterproofing scheme is no simple matter. With rainfall averages varying from a few hundred millimetres to several metres depending on where you are in the UK, and most of it undulating, it’s certainly no level playing field. Even when it is, you could still find your building sitting below the water line. Here, Niklas Ullfors, National Technical Manager for Visqueen, lays down some ground rules for specifying successful waterproofing solutions.
One of the biggest challenges facing architects is the implementation of the design as envisaged. Many times there is a pressure which may be due to installation limitations caused by weather, resulting in a compromise on the design or the material for the roofing installation.
The Pontsteiger building rises up to a height of 90m above the waters of the Houthaven port, making it one of the tallest structures in Amsterdam. To ensure a waterproof, air-tight building envelope, CARLISLE CM Europe EPDM products were used for waterproofing facade and walkways.
Leading flat roof manufacturer, Bauder, will once again be exhibiting at Futurebuild at the ExCeL from 5th-7th March.
In construction, waterproofing is a process of making a building or structure waterproof or water-resistant, so it remains protected from the effects of water penetration or enables the ingress of water within a specified or controlled manner.
Scotland – synonymous with pristine landscape, harsh weather and, of course, whisky. Whisky has been distilled in Scotland for hundreds of years.
Remedial works at one of the UK’s largest museums required a highly durable waterproofing system and skilled workmanship. Stuart Hicks from Kemper System gives an insight into the project and how complex installation challenges were overcome.
When it comes to the world of waterproofing, the vast range of product and specification choices that are available can often seem slightly overwhelming. Newton Waterproofing Systems’ choice of three, RIBA approved and double-points CPD presentations are therefore a welcome guide through the waterproofing maze for anyone looking to specify a project or expand upon their own knowledge.
Newton’s 170th anniversary celebrations celebrations got going in style this June, as the historic waterproofing company hosted over 70 contractors, architects, engineers and specifiers, as well as Newton’s Specialist Contractors, aboard the ‘William B’ Thames cruiser.