Restoration Waterproofing – Featured on Channel 4’s Restoration Man
Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Protectahome were asked to create a waterproofing design for the structure which would be sympathetic to the original design, and the unique property was featured on Restoration Man.
This Grade II listed flint grinding water mill dates back to 1775. It was originally constructed to supply the growing pottery industry in Staffordshire. It was constructed with massive 700mm thick solid brick walls and a very heavy oak framed roof structure.
Finally abandoned in the 1960’s the old Flint Mill fell into disrepair. Its water supply was cut off when the upstream dam was destroyed by floods in 1987. By 2010 the structure was beginning to collapse – an ambitious restoration plan was required. Restoration waterproofing was a key element.
Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Protectahome were asked to create a restoration waterproofing design for the structure which would be sympathetic to the original design. The property is built into a steep bank so the design had to cope with the added water pressure from the earth retaining walls.
Protectahome designed a Type C drained waterproofing system – Newton System 500. Over 150m2 of Newton 508 cavity drain membrane was installed. Newton Basedrain received any ingressing water and discharged it to safe drainage.
The property is now dry and the conversion into living accommodation is complete. The project was featured on The Restoration man series on Channel 4, where George Clarke uncovered its unique history and the links between the building and the world renowned pottery and ceramics of Josiah Wedgewood.
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