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.

Established in June 1848, Newton Waterproofing Systems is the oldest supplier of waterproofing and damp proofing products to the UK construction industry, and 2018 sees the company celebrate an incredible 170th year of trading.

Fed up of renting in London, Design Engineer Joe Stuart and Service Designer Lina Nilsson decided to build their own on a tiny, 38 square metre plot of land in East London. With a budget of just under £200k, they set about delivering Joe’s innovative concept for a six half-floor house with floating concrete slab, designed to maximise the space into a small but perfectly formed 83 square meters of home, all whilst being filmed by Channel 4’s Grand Designs. However, things soon went south…

The flexible, easy-to-install qualities of Sika-Trocal’s SGK system enabled a vital maintenance feature to be incorporated within the roof of a popular seaside pier without compromise to its aesthetically-pleasing design.

On Friday 24 November 2017, David J. Symes and Paul Green of Delta Membrane Systems Limited had the pleasure of attending the ASUC (Association of Specialist Underpinning Contractors) yearly AGM and Awards ceremony held at Cafe de Paris, London.

Should basement waterproofing design use a barrier method or a cavity drainage system or both? A series of continuing professional development (CPD) seminars from Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – helps answer that question whilst imparting all the regulatory and technical background a designer or specifier would need

Delta Membrane Systems Limited have launched a new range of Gas Membranes, our MemTech Gas Protection range are BBA Approved and work in compliance with Building Standards (BS8485:2015, BRE 211.2015, CIRIA 665, CIRIA 735, CIRIA 748 and NHBC Standards) suitable for the protection against dangerous gases and chemicals when building on Brownfield and contaminated sites.

Here, Technical Secretary at the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA), Terry Wain, discusses specification best practice in a niche yet growing sector of the liquid roofing market – hot melts.

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