Articles relating to structural protection on BUILDING DESIGN. Resources to build your knowledge and understanding.
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  • How to waterproof a basement conversion
    Newton Waterproofing
    The key to successfully waterproofing a basement conversion is to choose a system that will achieve the degree of waterproofing required for the intended use of the basement. If the basement conversion is going to be used for...
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  • Compressive load capabilities of Type C waterproofing
    Newton Waterproofing
    Understanding the data and what it means When designing and specifying a floor build-up, the importance of accurate and reliable compressive load data cannot be underestimated. Why is compressive load data important? Any element...
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  • BS 8102:2009 - important new waterproofing regulations
    Newton Waterproofing
    What does BS 8102: 2009 mean to specifiers of structural waterproofing projects? BS 8102 is a design document whose purpose is to inform the designer of the various methods of waterproofing available and to assist in the correct...
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  • The importance of active leak stopping
    Delta Membrane Systems
    For anyone in a non-technical sense to fully appreciate the nature and risks associated with water ingress in below-ground structures, we invite you to read this paper to gain an understanding of substructure waterproofing and...
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  • What is Internal Tanking?
    Newton Waterproofing
    'Tanking' is a term used to describe internal or external waterproof barriers that are used to protect below ground structures from water ingress. The British Standard for Waterproofing 8102:2009; 'The Code of Practice for the...
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  • Factors to consider if choosing waterproofing materials
    Delta Membrane Systems
    There is a wide choice of structural waterproofing materials available in the market and it can be difficult to determine the best option for a project. The complexity and competitiveness of the industry brings challenges for...
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  • Do I really require a Waterproofing Design Specialist?
    Delta Membrane Systems
    Waterproofing design is a complex task. Gone are the days of architects undertaking the role of waterproofing design in a project. Getting the design correct prior to construction will save significant costs. British Standard...
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  • Flood resilience advice for home owners
    Delta Membrane Systems
    Delta’s Technical Waterproofing Consultant, Michael Vernon gives advice on minimising negative impacts from flood events and measures to rapidly recover from a flood event. Floods are part of nature. It is not technically...
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  • Waterproofing design – a robust solution
    Delta Membrane Systems
    Meeting Standard expectations The British Standard regarding structural waterproofing is BS8102:2009, this standard encourages the use of a Waterproofing Design Specialist to a design team. NHBC Chapter 5.4 mirrors these...
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  • Combination waterproofing systems
    Delta Membrane Systems
    New-build housing projects require a combination of different types of waterproofing systems, as defined in BS8102:2009 - Protection of Structures Against Water from the Ground (Type A barrier, Type B integrally watertight, Type...
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  • Waterproofing of contiguous piles
    Delta Membrane Systems
    Contiguous piles have many advantages in the formation of a retaining wall. This method of construction involves the creation of a line of deep bores that are then backfilled with concrete. The advantage of this method of...
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  • Vapour and air permeable membranes explained
    A Proctor Group
    As Building Regulations are demanding ever higher thermal efficiency in both commercial and domestic sectors, today’s building professional increasingly needs to consider airtightness as a way of improving the thermal performance...
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  • Tanking membranes versus cavity drain membranes
    Newton Waterproofing
    What is tanking? Tanking is a generic term used to describe various products that are used to deal with water entering a below-ground building. Tanking membranes are one of these products. They are applied to the structure,...
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  • Damp-proofing a listed building: what you need to know
    Newton Waterproofing
    Damp-proofing a Grade II listed building Newton Waterproofing staff have been approached with the following question: "I have a Grade II listed building that I intend to convert into habitable space. The age of the building means...
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  • What is negative and positive side waterproofing?
    Delta Membrane Systems
    One of the most interesting questions in the waterproofing sector is “What is positive side” or “What is negative side” waterproofing. Structural waterproofing specialists, Delta Membranes, provides the answers. Positive side...
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