New Build Properties

Waterproofing for New Build Properties & Basements

Land prices have risen in recent years and therefore it makes total sense to make the best use of a plot of land by including a basement in the new build project. The extra space created can provide an extra layer of living, leisure, retail or storage space for a relatively modest additional cost.

Protectahome provide New Build Waterproofing solutions for both domestic and commercial new build projects. We design and install Waterproofing Systems for properties that are constructed fully below ground or on sloping sites. Often on sloping sites not all of the walls are earth retaining and therefore the Waterproofing needs to integrate with the above ground Damp Proofing measures.

  • Protectahome Surveyor and Technician on site during Type C Cavity Drain Membrane Installation to New Build Project.
    Protectahome Surveyor and Technician on site during Type C Cavity Drain Membrane Installation to New Build Project.
  • Protectahome Technician applying Type A (Barrier Protection) Liquid Membrane prior to installation of external Type C (Drained Protection) Membrane to new build project.
    Protectahome Technician applying Type A (Barrier Protection) Liquid Membrane prior to installation of external Type C (Drained Protection) Membrane to new build project.
  • Type A (Barrier Protection) Liquid Membrane applied with Type C (Drained Protection) Internal and External Membrane installation underway.
    Type A (Barrier Protection) Liquid Membrane applied with Type C (Drained Protection) Internal and External Membrane installation underway.
  • Cavity Drain Membrane Installation as part of Type C (Drained Protection) Waterproofing System.
    Cavity Drain Membrane Installation as part of Type C (Drained Protection) Waterproofing System.
  • Protectahome Surveyor inspecting failed waterproofing to new build project.
    Protectahome Surveyor inspecting failed waterproofing to new build project.

Waterproofing Design Phase

Ideally, as designers and installers of bespoke waterproofing systems, the earlier we are involved with the design process the better as we can ensure that the right type of Waterproofing is specified which will be matched to ground conditions, structure and end use. We can also ensure that the installation process will fit in with the build programme.

We have over 35 years’ experience in providing guaranteed Waterproofing solutions for different types of structures and for various end uses, including: Commercial, Domestic and Historic projects. Protectahome have the systems and experience to provide high quality effective Waterproofing on time and on budget.

Protectahome designs and installations fully comply with BS8102 (The British Standard Code of Practice for the protection of below ground Structures from water from the ground). Our designs take into account Soil Analysis Investigations and geologist reports so that we may design a bespoke waterproofing solution for each project.

Remedial Waterproofing Solutions

We are frequently asked to inspect newly built properties where the Waterproofing provided during the construction phase has failed and the basement is leaking ground water or suffering from dampness. Our surveyors are experienced at analysing and identifying what has gone wrong and providing a remedial Waterproofing solution to overcome the problems being experienced. It is not unusual for us to find that inexperienced, non specialist labour has been used to apply a Waterproofing system or that the specified design is flawed.
Whether you’re the contractor, architect, end client or other, we would be happy to discuss your waterproofing requirements.

For more information on the Waterproofing systems designed and installed by Protectahome and associated services we provide, please see our Case Studies page or to book a Survey please Contact Us on 0800 055 6966 or alternatively email us via web@protectahome.co.uk.

Type C (Drained Protection) Cavity Drain Membrane Installed to New Build Project
Type C (Drained Protection) Cavity Drain Membrane Installed to New Build Project
Internal and External Combined New Build Waterproofing
Internal and External Combined New Build Waterproofing
Site Inspection on New Build Project, Membrane installed to Retaining Wall
Site Inspection on New Build Project, Membrane installed to Retaining Wall
Tanking Process underway with Swimming Pool foundation complete
Newton Geodrain and Protective Boards Installed with Backfill Completed
Stages of Cavity Drain Membrane, Insulation and Internal Blockwork Installation
Stages of Cavity Drain Membrane, Insulation and Internal Blockwork Installation
Waterproofing Process underway with Swimming Pool foundation complete
Waterproofing Process underway with Swimming Pool foundation complete

Waterproofing Case Studies

Residential Care Home, Swansea – Podium Deck Waterproofing

During the construction of a new, purpose built, residential care home two podium decks were constructed that needed waterproofing.

Llandegfedd Reservoir, Monmouthshire

A new Visitor Centre at the popular Llandegfedd Reservoir was commissioned by Welsh Water as part of a £2.5m investment in the tourist site which […]

Haughton House, The Cotswolds

Protectahome were asked by the main contractor to provide a specialist waterproofing design and installation to a new build extension at Haughton House.

Former Central Fire Station, Lancaster Circus, Birmingham

Birmingham’s Former Central Fire Station at Lancaster Circus was to be refurbished and converted into student accommodation for nearby Aston University.

Royal Court Hotel, Bath

The Royal Court Hotel is a listed building in the centre of Bath, home to an unused Basement. The plan was to convert the unused […]

Lynmouth Pavillion, Exmoor

Lynmouth’s new pavilion reopened in October 2013 following a £1.2 million reconstruction project run by Exmoor National Park Authority. The original pavilion, built on the […]

Basement Conversion, Stourbridge

This domestic dwelling in Stourbridge had a brick vaulted cellar that was used mainly for storage. It was suffering from extensive damp, which resulted in […]

Flint Mill, Staffordshire

Dating back to 1775, this flint grinding watermill was built to supply the growing pottery industry in Staffordshire. It was constructed with massive 700mm thick […]

Benfield Gymnastics, Newcastle

The Benfield Centre for Sporting Excellence, Newcastle, boasts one of the largest indoor gymnastics facilities in Europe, at an impressive 2,336 sq.m. The dual use […]

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