Product / system manufacture
North West England
Constructed in 1889 the “Florrie” as it is know by many locally, was a purpose built boys’ Youth Club. The building closed in 1988 and fell into disrepair, the roof was then badly damaged by a major fire in 1999.
A local community pressure group campaigned for the restoration of the Florrie and with granting of Grade II* Listed Building status, a £6.4 million restoration began in 2010. Part of the ambitious restoration plans included for the utilisation of the damp basement for managed workspace units, offices, storage and WCs.
Protectahome, a Newton Specialist Basement Contractor was commissioned to design and install a guaranteed waterproofing solution.
Protectahome designed and installed a Type C drained protection waterproofing system incorporating BBA certificated products from John Newton & Company. The walls were treated using a combination of Newton 508 and Newton 508 Mesh Cavity Drain membranes.
A fully serviceable Newton Basedrain perimeter drainage channel was installed, discharging to a combination of passive and powered disposal points. Newton 601 flooring membrane was used to seal the floors prior to finishes being applied.
In total the basement waterproofing system incorporates 1,200 square metres of Newton waterproof membranes and 200 linear metres of Newton Basedrain.
The Florrie will be officially reopened in July 2012 by the Bishop of Liverpool James Jones and comedian Jimmy Tarbuck OBE.
It benefits from NSBC Protectahome's long term guarantee and design liability, covered by their own PI insurance.