Roof refurbishment – Salamander Cookshop, Wimborne

Set in the heart of Wimborne High Street, the lead box gutter of the well-established Salamander Cookshop was no longer fit for use. A Survey of the gutter was carried out and it was discovered the lead waterproofing had begun to split on the joints allowing water ingress into the building beneath.

Product brief:

To prevent further water leaks into the building, Proteus Waterproofing was asked to provide a fast, reliable and high-quality solution which would extend the life of the gutters.

Key Requirements: Quality Control

Rather than stripping out the existing lead waterproofing, thereby exposing the roof to the elements and the risk of further water entering the building, the decision was taken to prime the lead and install a Proteus Pro-System® Plus overlay waterproofing system. Offering low odour and minimum disruption, this seamless system was able to mould to all existing surfaces, providing an elastomeric, light weight, waterproofing system and extend the life of the gutter for a minimum 15 years, before any major maintenance would be required.

Key Requirements: Health and Safety

Minimising disruption to members of staff and public is always of utmost importance, therefore the Proteus Approved Contractor recommended Proteus Pro-System® Plus to the client. Using the cold applied, low odour system allowed the contractor to carry out the works while the store remained open. Proteus Waterproofing worked closely with the contractor to ensure the system was installed to a very high standard.

Key Requirements: Long Term Performance

Proteus Pro-System® Plus offers a low maintenance, durable waterproofing and protection solution for a range of new build and refurbishment applications. It is cold applied, eliminating the risk of fire and once cured, provides a completely seamless waterproof protection and has excellent UV stability, making it suitable to use in all climates. Proteus Pro-System® Plus forms a seamless, fully adhered membrane and is BBA Certified for 30 years.

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