SIKA WATERTIGHT CONCRETE KEEPS SUFFOLK STUD BASEMENT DRY

Sika keeps ground water out and pool water in at high spec. development Due for completion in late Spring this year, Dudley Developments’ 100 acre Hope Hall Stud, a late Georgian style property near Newmarket consisting of a main house with indoor swimming pool, three other elegantly designed staff residences and yards and stabling for fifty brood mares - is employing Sika technology to keep a 3,000 square feet basement watertight.

Over 300m3 of Sika watertight concrete with Injectoflex jointing has been used by main contractors, HR Builders, to ensure that the entire basement - part of the main house accommodation, including the 15m x 5m x 1.5m pool is totally watertight to Basement Grade 3 standard. The Sika Watertight Concrete was selected as a time and cost saving alternative to conventional membrane systems.

A high spec. development, both structurally and environmentally below and above ground level, the David Page Associates designed complex sits well in the open Suffolk countryside on the edge of the village of Dullingham. It has a number of interesting features including a low visual-impact, wind generated power system - located in the stud’s paddocks - which produces 25,000Kw hrs per annum and is grid connected to keep residents and horses alike comfortable the whole year round.

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