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Summary

This substantial detached period house in Exeter was undergoing major renovations to improve the property when the clients called in Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Timberwise to provide a waterproofing solution for the extensive basement, which was to be converted into a home cinema and living area.

The Project

This substantial detached period house in Exeter was undergoing major renovations to improve the property when the clients called in Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Timberwise to provide a waterproofing solution for the extensive basement, which was to be converted into a home cinema and living area.

The Solution

With a remit to waterproof the existing basement area and stairway void in order to protect the timber staircase from water and damp, Timberwise deemed that the most appropriate and effective form of waterproofing would be Newton’s CDM System. The maintainable cavity drain waterproofing system is defined as ‘Type C’ by British Standard 8102:2009, and as the most failsafe form of waterproofing is ideal for creating dry, habitable spaces when refurbishing existing properties.

After installing an internal brick partition wall to ensure continuity of the waterproofing, Timberwise installed Newton 508 cavity drainage membrane throughout the internal space. Beneath the floor membrane, Newton Fibran XPS 500-C insulation was used to create a drained space for the Newton Basedrain drainage system, which in turn directs captured water to the Newton Titan-2 chamber and CP250 pumps.

Unlike the process of cutting recesses into the floor slab for the drainage channels, using Fibran XPS 500-C saves both time and money on site with the easy-to-install insulation boards creating a drainage void without compromising on effectiveness or compressive strength.

The Result

Timberwise provided the client with a completely dry and habitable basement space, perfect for conversion into the home cinema of their dreams.

As well as being fully compliant with BS 8102:2009, the client was provided with further peace of mind thanks to Timberwise’s 10-year guarantee, and Newton’s 30-year product warranty.

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“When dealing with a domestic homeowner such as this, it is important to provide them with a complete end-to-end waterproofing solution to make things as easy as possible. At Timberwise we are able to provide clients with this level of service thanks to the support that we also receive from Newton Waterproofing - their product range is perfectly suited, making the installation nice and straightforward, and this is backed up by a level of technical support and guidance that is second-to-none in the industry” Robert Owen, Timberwise - Newton Specialist Basement Contractor

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