Roof Refurbishment, IKON Gallery, Birmingham

In the heart of the City of Birmingham and housed in the refurbished neo-gothic Oozells Street School building, the internationally-renowned Ikon Art Gallery in Brindley Place had water ingress in the basement area. With the basement extending out either side of the building, water over a long period had been ingressing through existing paving slabs and the concrete deck, allowing water to enter the basement, below the ground-level pavement.

Product brief:

The Licensed Contractor specified the Cold Melt® seamless waterproofing system to extend the lifespan of the roof. Following the removal of the paving slabs, the wet deck below the slabs was then prepared and sealed with Proteus DPM primer, which can be laid over saturated concrete. This allowed for the immediate application of the Cold Melt® system which cured overnight, so that the paving slabs could be reinstated in a sand and cement screed.

Key Requirements: Health and safety

Working on occupied buildings, particularly in cities, safety is always of utmost importance. Proteus liquid applied systems are cold installed and meet all health and safety criteria to work on these occupied buildings and minimise risk of fire. With the building set in a pedestrian area, the low odour application allowed the Proteus Licenced Contractor to work safely and with minimal disruption to employees and members of the public.

Key Requirements: Speed of application

Designed for covered roof applications, the Cold Melt® system is quick, simple and safe to apply and allowed the Licenced Contractor to successfully deliver the project to a very high standard within a short time frame.

Key Requirement: Long term performance

Cold Melt® waterproofing system offers a range of roofing system solutions including inverted roofs, green roofs and podium decks.


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