Projex Waterproofs the Most Iconic Structure in Newcastle with Wolfin

The iconic Christ Church Cathedral dominates the Newcastle skyline, serving as the location of the city’s principal War Memorial, and as the housing place for a large collection of commemorative war memorabilia. We’re proud to say that Projex are contributing to the preservation and protection of this beautiful building through the use of the Wolfin Waterproofing System! The highest roof of the cathedral has been leaking into the bell room, so Projex were asked to provide a trusted, quality-proven membrane system that would ensure the heritage-listed structure would remain dry and secure for years to come. Waterproofing the deck of the steeple presented some interesting challenges, such as installing the Wolfinsteel self-terminating profiles to the existing brickwork, as well as overcoming the limited access to the steeple, which was mainly via a very narrow spiral staircase. Part of the job required protection walkway matting to be installed over the membrane. Projex Group’s 5 millimetre thick Shockmat was chosen for this application, due to its UV stability and the ability to reduce noise transfer to the rooms underneath. Projex’s Wolfin GWSK membrane system was selected and specified by EJE Architecture as the most appropriate membrane for the project. Nelson Waterproofing (a licensed Wolfin Applicator) carried out the installation of the membrane for the head contractor, Compton Projects. All stages of this special project were thoroughly inspected by representatives of Wolfin Membranes Australia, as part of the WMA Quality assurance regime that is currently in place for all Wolfin applications undertaken in Australia. We feel especially proud to have played our role in this unique project, and to have contributed to the protection, preservation and maintenance of such an iconic and beautiful Newcastle structure.

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Whether you’re building a new house, renovating a shared space in a commercial property, or upgrading an outdoor space, a new water feature can truly lift the look and feel of your space, as well as adding extra functionality and interest. Water features come in all shapes and sizes, so there are a few key steps to choosing the right one. Start by defining your budget and purpose, and then consider the types of options that are available. (more…)

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Landscaping and garden trends come and go, just the same as any other design trend. While in 2016 gardens were boldly minimalist and featured metallic and polished surfaces, in 2017 we’re moving towards a more earthy design and feel, with natural materials, outdoor living areas, and edible gardens. (more…)

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Renovating your home can drastically increase its livability, environmental sustainability, aesthetic appeal, and (most importantly) value. With careful planning and good design, you can renovate your home so that it provides many benefits for you and your family. Even if you are only considering renovating your home for small upgrades or repairs, there are a number of different considerations you need to take into account when making decisions regarding your renovation strategy. (more…)

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In modern society, engineering has played a huge part in the way we go about our daily lives. Electricity, phones, computers, running water, the internet; engineers and scientists have all made these conveniences possible and accessible for us. Unfortunately, throughout history, women have faced many barriers in regards to entering the engineering industry, such as a lack of education, gender bias, and financial independence issues. However, over time, these barriers have started to weaken. Although some people will say that not enough has been done to welcome women into the world of engineering, this certainly hasn’t stopped many female engineers pursuing their passion and contributing immensely to the field. (more…)

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