Fulham Wharf has become one of London’s most coveted addresses, and it’s clear to see why; striking architecture, a variety of homes and amenities, as well as enviable landscaped outside space with access to the River Thames. With such a large variety of requirements to be met, and the necessity for expert materials to ensure a high quality build that would not fail, Axter Ltd knew they were the right waterproofing designers and manufacturers for the project.
Axter Ltd supplied their Wilotekt® – Plus system, a robust, inverted, second generation hot melt structural waterproofing system that met the demands of this challenging project. With the redevelopment of an existing supermarket and the simultaneous construction of 463 new homes, it was paramount that the waterproofing was resilient, capable of withstanding construction traffic and adaptable to suit the variety of roof finishes required.
Various challenges such as limited site access and the necessity to keep the existing supermarket fully operational during construction meant fast installation and careful management of the waterproofing was essential. Axter were relied upon to design bespoke waterproofing solutions to accommodate some intricate details, including a complex movement joint, which was concealed below two metres of dense landscaping.
The project utilised three core disciplines within Axter’s system portfolio: Wilotekt-Plus hot melt structural waterproofing, Ecoflex single ply and Starcoat liquid membranes. Careful design consideration was provided to ensure Axter’s driving philosophy of the right system in the right application was employed successfully and the building would perform to the highest standards.