Waterproofing A Sports Centre Newcastle
The original waterproofing system failed after the sports centre opened in 2001 and two attempts to resolve the problem were unsuccessful. It was clear that a specialist waterproofing contractor was required, and Protectahome installed Newton System 500
The Benfield Centre for Sporting Excellence is a sports centre situated in Newcastle. It is a substantial industrial building amounting to 2,336 sq. m. and is constructed with a steel frame. The property has historically been subjected to flooding and the gymnastic pits in particular have suffered from water ingress on three separate occasions.
The original waterproofing system failed after the sports centre opened in 2001 and two attempts to resolve the problem were unsuccessful. It was clear that a specialist waterproofing contractor was required.
Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Protectahome were commissioned to design and install a Cavity Drain Waterproofing System.
Protectahome selected Newton System 500 to tackle the building’s problems of water ingress and dampness. Newton System 500 is a fully maintainable waterproofing solution, so complies with BS8102 Waterproofing Regulations. Newton cavity drain membranes are highly resistant to water and have a life expectancy of thirty years, meaning the system is durable and efficient.
The Benfield Centre for Sporting Excellence is now open, dry and protected against water ingress.
“We chose to use products from Newton Waterproofing Systems for this project as we had specific requirements for drainage and pumping that we knew we could fulfil using the NP range of pumps and Titan Chambers. Additionally, we wanted a high quality HDPE membrane system and Newton 508 was ideal for this. The larger 48m2 roll sizes made fitting easier and reduced on the number of joints we needed to form, resulting in time and cost savings as well as reducing overall risk. Finally, we have worked with Newton throughout the UK which meant we knew we could rely upon their superb back up and nationwide delivery service.” – Gary Briscoe, Protectahome