Damp Proofing North London
Damp Proofing a Victorian Park Shelter in Hampstead Heath, North London - Newton 803 Newtonite installed by Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Stonehouse Basements
This ornate Victorian Park Shelter in North London had fallen into disrepair after years of driving and penetrating moisture and lack of maintenance, rendering it unsafe and unusable. The client – the Hampstead Heath Management Committee and the City of London – commissioned the services of Newton Specialist Basement Contractor, Stonehouse Basements to design and install a robust external damp proofing solution.
The design criteria for this project in North London was to have a damp proofing system that could meet the following specification:
- Was suitable for use on Listed Buildings
- Would allow the saturated property to “dry out” without damaging the new finish
- Must be able to be applied without extensive preparation work
- The system chosen must have BBA approval and the installation backed by an insured guarantee.
- Be cost effective and quick to install to fit the tight timelines
With all the above in mind, Newton 803 Newtonite membrane was specified and installed. The dimpled 3mm meshed HDPE membrane was mechanically fixed to the front of the structure with Newton MultiPlugs.
Once installed the membrane acted as a permanent layer, preventing any residual dampness bridging across from the contaminated existing fabric and also had the added benefit of allowing the structure to dry out behind the membrane.
This listed structure in Hampstead Heath, North London was effectively brought back into use with Newton damp proofing membranes – without the need for extensive “hacking off” and surface preparation that could have affected the building fabric. In addition the ability to detail the damp proofing membrane easily allowed for the NSBC contractor to retain the existing features of the shelter without losing any character of the original building.
The removable nature of the membrane provided sympathetic and cost effective solution for the client.
”Newton damp proofing membranes were ideal for this project in North London as they allowed the striking original features of the park shelter to be retained” – Graham Stone, Stonehouse Basements
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