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Newton is incredibly proud to have been certified to BES 6001 by BRE Global for an entire waterproofing solution, the Newton System 500 for below-ground cavity drain waterproofing.
As of the 14th of December 2020, Newton set a new standard in UK waterproofing by becoming the first supplier to have an entire solution certified to BES 6001. To meet the standard, Newton undertook a voluntary process to demonstrate our commitment to reducing the environmental and societal impacts of our construction products, through social awareness, sound environmental credentials and ethical practices.
This independent, third-party certification confirms absolutely that the products involved with Newton System 500 have been responsibly sourced. This is an increasingly important and valuable standard for customers looking to procure building products.
Newton are committed to supporting the green agenda and providing sustainable waterproof solutions. This is evident in the way they actively develop sustainability policies and initiatives in their manufacturing. For the BES6001 scheme, Newton Waterproofing are the first company to achieve certification for a waterproofing system which extends the reach of the BES6001 scheme into a new area. It was a pleasure working with Newton throughout their BES6001 certification and we offer them our congratulations in securing their place as a sustainability leader in their industry.”Andrew Dutfield, Consultant, Centre for Sustainable Products
The certification adds to Newton’s extensive list of environmental/sustainability memberships and accreditations, including ISO 14001, Constructionline Gold, the Supply Chain Sustainability School, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).
As the first UK waterproofing supplier to have achieved this for an entire solution, the comprehensive and maintainable Newton System 500 is now also the only Type C waterproofing system that will contribute towards the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM).
BREEAM is the longest standing and most widely used environmental assessment method for UK buildings, in which credits are awarded according to performance across 10 sustainability categories.
With the new BES 6001 certification, Newton can ensure your waterproofing specification not only protects your structure but also helps to maximise your BREEAM score without compromising on performance.
Awarded on a building-wide basis, credits are calculated from the percentage of available points that have been achieved within each category. Here is how Newton can contribute:
MATERIALS 03: Responsible Sourcing for Materials*
1 point – Newton’s ISO 14001 certification
5 points – Newton System 500 certification to BES 6001, also confirmed on GreenBookLive.
*Please note that the points score for the Materials 03 category can be awarded for either BES 6001 or ISO 14001, and is not cumulative for both certifications.
MATERIALS 01 – Environmental impacts from construction products – Building life cycle assessment
Environmental Product Declarations (EPD’s) certify the lifespan of a product from a lifecycle perspective. These certifications can contribute EPD credits in certification schemes such as BREEAM.
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.