Type C Waterproofing in Guildford – Paramedic Training facility

Products Used: Newton Membranes

Architect: Scott Brownrigg

Main Contractor: Barnwood Construction

To facilitate their exciting BSc Paramedic Science course, the University of Surrey identified that they needed more practical training space for their students and a their state of the art audiovisual immersive training pods.

As part of the larger renovation of one of their hospital buildings by Barnwood Construction, they set out to waterproof and convert the disused below ground basement undercroft structure, into three contained dry rooms that would be ideal for the purpose.

Working closely with Newton membranes and project Architect Scott Brownrigg, we undertook the waterproofing installation of a dedicated Type C Cavity drain membrane system to provide dry, habitable Grade 3 level protection against water ingress and moisture vapour transmission.  Our role in this contract included the application of specialist levelling compounds to enable drainage, the installation of a combined waterproofing system which includes both Newton Type A and Type C range of products, and a dedicated sump and pump system to remove water from the basement.

We are proud to have assisted the development of the space that is intended to be used as an important tool in the most up to date Paramedic Training to enable staff to simulate real world locations and traffic situations via the use of 3D image and noise projections.