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Fulham Wharf

Location:
London
Sector:
Residential

Axter systems used

Wilotekt®-Plus

The original and industry renowned second generation hot melt system. Unique structural waterproofing designed and manufactured for use on all inverted roofs, podium decks, living roofs, blue roofs and car park decks.

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Ecoflex®

Ecoflex single ply waterproofing membranes have been engineered to provide economic and ecological performance benefits. Ecoflex is a lightweight, flexible PVC-p synthetic membrane manufactured with recycled polymers and has been specifically designed for widespread use on all roofing projects including domestic, commercial and industrial structures.

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Starcoat® PMMA

A flame free and rapid cure, two component polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) resin waterproofing system that provides a fully adhered waterproofing layer.

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Starcoat® QC

A flame free and quick cure, single component polyurethane (PU) resin waterproofing system that provides a fully adhered waterproofing layer. Starcoat QC is manufactured for new build and refurbishment projects, is CE Marked and drinking water certified according to EEC (European) Directive 98/83/CE and British Board of Agrément (BBA) approved.

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Starcoat® R

Reliable and ready to use, Starcoat R is a unique, single component polyurethane bitumen resin, with integrated anti-root protection.

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Overview

This project was a re-development of an existing supermarket together with the adjoining Fulham Wharf site. It comprised the new 100,000 sq. ft store and 463 residential units with their own balcony and terrace, many with views over podium gardens and the River Thames.

Challenges

This was a challenging site logistically with limited delivery and site access points, and the project had to be completed with consideration being given to residents and with the existing supermarket remaining fully operational. The waterproofing system had to be monolithic, fully adhered to prevent water tracking during and post construction, robust, durable and capable of withstanding construction-related traffic without defect.

Solutions

Careful design consideration was provided to ensure Axter’s driving philosophy of the right system in the right place was employed successfully. The design, supply and installation of Wilotekt-Plus, unique second generation hot melt structural waterproofing system, provided 30% quicker on site installation speeds than traditional first generation hot melt systems. This ensured the waterproofing was completed swiftly, which enabled landscaping finishes to be installed within deadline.

Wilotekt-Plus also fulfilled the requirement for a system that was adaptable through its approved application beneath a variety of roof finishes including ballast, decorative paving and living roofs, so as to facilitate the achievement of interesting visual aesthetics, enhancing built environment and life experience of its residents.