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.