Newton Waterproofing – Leading the Way

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When a company has been leading the way for more than 170 years in any industry, you know it’s got pedigree.

Not only does it show a consistent level of service, it also speaks of longevity and the ability to develop new products to keep evolving.

And that’s just what Newton Waterproofing have done.

The family run business, based in Tonbridge, is the UK’s leading independent designers and suppliers of guaranteed waterproofing and damp proofing systems for all structures, from large-scale commercial developments to new-build and existing domestic properties.

Newton supply an advanced range of waterproofing materials which allow them to design and guarantee effective, robust and third-party accredited waterproofing systems in accordance with current legislation and best practice.

A Rich History

Established in South London in 1848 by John Newton as a specialist supplier of products for the construction industry, John Newton and Company soon became the largest supplier of plasterers’ hair in England. In 1937, John Newton also pioneered the first unique ventilated waterproofing membrane, Newtonite.

After the business was put on hold during World War II, between 1945 and 1983 more than five million metres of Newtonite was sold before its modernisation into a polyethylene product in 1984.

In 1986, Newton developed their flagship System 500 internal cavity drain membrane system for all below ground structures requiring waterproofing, which has since been installed in thousands of UK properties.

Today, Newton continues to expand its product range for complete structural waterproofing and damp-proof solutions, and for MD Warren Muschialli, Newton’s long reign at the top is fundamentally down to three things.

“The Newton name is synonymous with comprehensive technical design, superior materials and expert installation,” said Warren.

The Bigger the Project, the Better

Newton Waterproofing products have provided the perfect solution for several huge and complex waterproofing projects for commercial and residential properties.

These have included structural waterproofing on Lillie Square in Earls Court, one of the most prestigious developments in London featuring over 800 multi-million-pound luxury residences stretching from Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge to Kensington Olympia.

Newton were required to provide a watertight basement to house the luxury private residents club which boasts a lounge, library, private dining room, cinema, gym, spa facilities and a 20-metre swimming pool with jacuzzi.

The Bridge Master’s Quarters at the iconic Tower Bridge in London required an effective damp proofing solution both internally and externally as part of the structure’s refurbishment.

The different construction elements within the structure and space constraints also needed to be considered when designing the damp proofing solution.

Furthermore, Newton also designed and supplied the basement waterproofing system for the Houses of Parliament on a complex project which required the installation of an external waterproofing system and an internal cavity drain system.

Warren said: “While we have historically been associated with one-off domestic basement projects, we have also completed many big, complex commercial and civil projects.

“Whether you are an architect, specifier, contractor, developer or homeowner, and whatever the size of your project, our fully guaranteed installation and maintenance service will provide the perfect solution.”

Specialist Installation Guaranteed

Newton created its unique Newton Specialist Basement Contractors (NSBCs) network at the start of the 21st Century, who work in partnership with Newton to provide the highest quality products, design and installation in all aspects of domestic and commercial basement waterproofing.

The elite group of waterproofing contractors all adhere to strict criteria and are required to demonstrate quality workmanship, resulting in a meaningful scheme that provides unsurpassed technical excellence.

NSBCs can also provide a substantial insured guarantee and take full design liability on the project, fulfilling the role of ‘waterproofing specialist’ as recommended by British Standard 8102:2009, the ‘Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures Against Water from the Ground.’

“As a responsible supplier it’s important to provide peace of mind to all companies that we work with that our waterproofing systems are only installed by knowledgeable and responsible operatives, so they are installed correctly at all times,” explained Warren.

“Only using approved contractors who have proven experience and training with our products really adds value to our supply chain and our service.”

An Eye on the Environment

In partnership with its NSBC network, Newton operates the multi-award-winning Newton Membrane Recycling Service.

It works by collecting waste membrane on NSBC projects, which is then collected by Newton, chipped into small granules, and then collected by a national recycler for reprocessing and reusing in the manufacture of new products for the construction industry.

Since the scheme’s launch in 2017, Newton have successfully prevented 12,675 tonnes of plastic from going to landfill and 14,264 tonnes of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere. This also saves enough energy to make over 1.9 million mugs of tea!

“Managing and reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill each year is becoming increasingly important,” said Warren, “and we are proud to operate what is the only recycling service in the waterproofing industry.”

For the right waterproofing help and advice with your next project, contact Newton Waterproofing on 01732 360 095 or email tech@newtonwaterproofing.co.uk

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