Hydrotech roofs the Knightsbridge
Alumasc’s Hydrotech structural waterproofing system has been used to roof The Knightsbridge, an impressive new development named after its location. Situated in the City of Westminster, the development comprises luxury apartments managed by the Hyatt Hotel Group.
The Hydrotech system was proposed by Alumasc approved roofing contractors, Briggs Roofing & Cladding, primarily because of its suitability to cope with the tight detailing required on the project. Other factors influencing system selection included the cost competitiveness of Hydrotech and its recognised performance. The Hydrotech Agrément certificate states a life expectancy for the membrane in line with that of the structure. A 20 year warranty covering both materials and workmanship was also a deciding factor in system choice.
On this project in addition to the Hydrotech membrane, some 30,000 Alumasc Modulock adjustable paving pad supports were installed to support the specially made paving used on the balcony areas and central courtyard of the development.
Hydrotech provides a highly reliable long term waterproof membrane for protected roofs, plaza decks, green roofs and other similar applications. The system consists of two coats of Hydrotech Monolithic Membrane 6125 (hot melt rubberised bitumen) incorporating Flex Flash F polyester reinforcement fabric between both layers. Flex Flash UN, an uncured neoprene rubber sheet, is used to provide added reinforcement and movement capability at cracks, construction joints and control joints.
For further information on Hydrotech, please contact our literature hotline on 0808 100 2008 or visit the website at www.alumasc-exteriors.co.uk