When HSP Architects and Price & Myers wanted to create a new community centre in Temple Fortune, London, they needed to look no further than Newton Specialist Contractor Arti Construction to perform the waterproofing.
The basement, part of a four-storey Listed building, was built into a hillside, meaning that three of the walls were either fully or partially below-ground and suffering from water penetration. Arti Construction worked with the design team at an early stage to design a waterproofing solution.
With existing, Listed basements such as this one, Arti Construction were quick to recommend a Type C cavity drain waterproofing solution in the form of the Newton CDM System. Type C waterproofing is the safest and most reliable form of waterproofing that will deliver a completely dry internal space, whilst also causing the minimum amount of disruption to the Listed structure.
Before Arti could proceed with the installation, they first had to re-level the existing concrete slab in order to provide a flat and stable floor.
With the structure fully prepared, Arti could then proceed with installing a full cavity drain waterproofing system. This consisted of installing Newton 508 with minimal MultiPlug fixings to the walls and floors to capture the ingressing water. The water is then directed via Newton Basedrain channels to a Titan-Pro sump chamber, for removal by dual NP400 clean water pumps.
The complex basement space included existing columns, windows and an internal staircase which all had to be factored into the waterproofing design.
Regardless of this, Arti Construction completed the 280m2 installation within budget in just one week, delivering a reliable Type C structural waterproofing system that is also compliant with British Standard 8102:2009.
The most reliable waterproofing solution for any space below ground, the Newton CDM System combines decades of experience with the highest quality, BBA certified membranes from Newton System 500, bespoke sump and pump configurations, back-up systems, telemetry and ancillaries.
BBA certified, high quality cavity drain membranes as part of the CDM System, manufactured from 100% recycled HDPE.
MULTIPLUGS & ANCILLARIES
A selection of specialist ancillary products that are critically important for the correct installation of the Newton CDM System, including plugs, tapes and seals.
A range of products that receive and drain water from the cavity drain membranes and direct it to the point of discharge, whether that is a sump chamber or a safe form of natural drainage.
A unique packaged sump system that has been specifically designed to be used within the Newton CDM System. Compatible with numerous Newton pumps, and comes fully built with all necessary internal pipework and pipe fittings.
A high head and high to medium performance pump available in both automatic and manual versions. A reliable unit suitable for continual pumping of both rain and ground water.