Residents at Liverpool’s iconic Mann Island waterfront development will be home and dry thanks to a cold-applied waterproofing membrane from Kemper System.
Billed as Liverpool’s most exclusive address, the scheme, designed by architects Broadway Malyan, comprises 376 one, two and three-bedroom apartments located between the historic ‘Three Graces’ and the famous Albert Dock. The contemporary, angular design includes stepped terracing with the flat roof of each apartment forming the exterior garden terrace of the apartment above. As a result, effective waterproofing was essential and Kemper System’s Kemperol V210 cold-applied liquid waterproofing system was selected for the job.
Mark Bruchez, technical director from Kemper System, said “The original specification for the flat roofs/terraces called for a hot applied waterproofing system but use of a hot system while working at height posed unnecessary health & safety risks. Cold-applied Kemperol V210 is a 3-component, polyester-based system that forms a permanently elastic, seamless membrane that is also highly permeable, durable and tear-resistant. The system has been applied to 600m² of roofs/terraces to provide a long-lasting seal below the hard and soft landscaping.”