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From the waterproofing design specialist

At Newton we are proud of our leading technical services, enabling us to support specifiers with designs since the 1930s, and have maintained our Professional indemnity insurance for waterproofing design for over 20 years. We are delighted now to formally offer a bespoke waterproofing design service, backed by our insurers and our Professional Indemnity policy.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

It is becoming increasingly difficult for specifiers and contractors to secure Professional Indemnity cover for waterproofing designs in the current market.

quotation marksWe are in the phase of the market cycle where in general, insurer capacity is withdrawing from the market, competition is reducing, premium rates are increasing, policy coverage is narrowing and insurers are being highly selective about which risks they choose to insure.” Insurance Market Conditions Q3 2020, Evans Mockler*

170 Years of Expertise

With more than 170 years in business, Newton Waterproofing Systems are a leading independent supplier of waterproofing systems for all below-ground structures, no matter the size.

Not only does Newton supply an extensive range of products, but we also have a team of dedicated technical staff that can provide support for your project – from design through to post-installation maintenance via our network of specialist contractors. Newton’s site support team are also available to undertake quality assurance visits and on-site training when required.

The British Standard for Waterproofing

The British Standard for Waterproofing, BS 8102:2022, recommends that a waterproofing specialist should be appointed as part of the design team so that an integrated waterproofing solution is created. The waterproofing specialist should:

  • be suitably qualified and experienced commensurate with the type and size of the proposed project;
  • be capable of devising solutions that accommodate the various project constraints and needs with an understanding of construction forms and sequencing; and
  • provide the design team with information and guidance that assists with and influences the design, installation and future maintenance of the waterproofed structure.

If the RIBA stages are used, a waterproofing specialist should be appointed before the technical design stage at the latest.

By employing Newton’s team of industry-qualified experts, you will benefit from the expertise and knowledge of one of the most experienced companies in the UK waterproofing industry.

Newton Latent Defects Insurance

The Newton Latent Defects Guarantee

Qualifying projects can also benefit from the Newton Latent Defects Guarantee. The guarantee is the first meaningful, insurance policy from a UK waterproofing supplier that is backed by an A-rated, UK-based insurer, and provides up to 12 years of cover for all structural waterproofing defects arising from workmanship, design, and/or materials. All policies are assessed on a case-by-case basis by Newton’s insurer at the design stage.

The Newton Guarantees

For further information on our bespoke design service or Latent Defects Insurance Guarantee, please speak with a member of our Design Department, call us on 01732 360 095, email design@newtonwaterproofing.co.uk, or fill out the contact form below.

*Evans Mockler, August 2020. Insurance Market Conditions Q3 2020.

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Our staff are able to provide guidance for projects of all sizes, whether you require some general advice about damp or waterproofing, or support with technical drawings and specifications.

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