New Build, Farringdon Steet, London
Farringdon Street, a new build development in London which would form offices required waterproofing to the main roof and terrace areas. The client requested a roof system, that a range of finishes could be applied, along with insulation to meet the required U-Value. Proteus Waterproofing specified their roof systems, Cold Melt® and Proteus Hot Melt®, incorporating Proteus Pro-Therm insulation.
Key Requirements: Main Roof
As the main roof was a large area size, Proteus Hot Melt® was installed, as this is a fast and straightforward application and required no curing time, allowing the build programme to stay on track. Due to the threshold heights on the terraces, a vacuum sealed insulation panel, Proteus Pro-Therm VIP was installed in conjunction with Proteus Pro-Therm XPS Plus, as this provided suitable application for the terraces to be paved over. Proteus Waterproofing worked closely with the Proteus Approved Contractor to ensure the project was completed to a high standard.
Key Requirements: Terraces
As the terraces were in a small confined space, it would have been dangerous to the operatives and other trades for a boiler to use used. To overcome this, Cold Melt®, a low odour cold applied inverted roof system was used to ensure all health and safety requirements were met. As Cold Melt® is an inverted system a range of finishes, including pavers and cobbles could be applied.
Key Requirements: Seamless Waterproofing
Incorporating recycled rubber crumb and organically grown products, Cold Melt® creates an elastomeric, seamless, cold applied waterproofing membrane. The Cold Melt® system can include inverted roof insulation and, with or without insulation, can be designed as a paved, ballasted, green or brown roof. The membrane does not become brittle with age, is BBA Certified and manufactured in the UK.