| New Build Waterproofing, Scotland|
This property, featured in Grand Designs, was waterproofed with Newton System 500 ensuring the property will remain dry and water free.
New-Build Waterproofing Scotland
This plot was originally an old lime mill. There were existing kilns needing to be preserved as a part of outline planning permission being granted.
After extensive preparation works, the client embarked on the construction of a modernist inspired home which was built into a sloping site to minimise the impact on the surrounding environment.
Built of reinforced concrete and banked into the hillside, all waterproofing issues were easily solved with the introduction of Newton System 500.
With the Newton 508 curtain hung to the retaining walls and Basedrain sat on the new RC slab, 50mm of closed cell insulation was used to not only aid U values but also as a means of raising the Newton 508 membrane above the height of the Basedrain. This meant that all water ingression would be diverted to the Basedrain and water was able to gravity feed to the front elevation of the property for removal. Key to this approach was the introduction of a 65mm screed (with underfloor heating) that forced ingression back to the Basedrain for removal.
The main contractor was amazed at the speed and effectiveness of the system. He mentioned that it was without a doubt the most uncomplicated and straightforward aspect of all the construction works.
Site conditions were saturated for most of the civil works meaning that an external system would delay works significantly.
The internal option allowed the waterproofing to be installed in a dry and clean environment, without the need for powered water removal.
The project was featured on the popular television programme Grand Designs.