New Build Waterproofing

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Richardson & Starling are one of Scotland’s leading property waterproofing contractors. We work in accordance with the British Standard (BS 8102:2009) when specifying below ground property waterproofing and NHBC Clause 5.4 which highlights the requirements for new home waterproofing. We also work to guidance from the Property Care Association (PCA) and provide bespoke new build waterproofing solutions for both commercial and domestic customers.

Do you have a new build project in mind? One of our experienced waterproofing specialists can advise on the best course of action in making your property waterproof below ground. Contact your local branch today!

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External New Build Waterproofing

New build waterproofing systems that are applied to the outside face of the external walls and below the base slab are designed to create a barrier that stops groundwater from entering the building. British waterproofing standard 8102:2009 classes this type of waterproofing as a ‘Type A’. For full protection this should be coupled with an internal waterproofing application to create a complete waterproof system for habitable areas. There are various types of waterproofing systems that can be used and the correct system will be specified once the project requirements are understood.

Internal New Build Waterproofing

Waterproofing the inside of the property can be done using various systems and is dependent on the site conditions and the proposed use of the property area to be waterproofed. “Type A” waterproofing systems which are like the ones used externally can be applied direct to the walls. In other cases when the building is already completed or the access to external face of the new build wall is restricted a “Type C” waterproofing system is the most appropriate solution. This type of waterproofing system works by collecting water using waterproofing membranes and recessed channels which manage the water into a sump or an existing drain. This type of system is called a water management system as it collects the water that penetrates the basement and pumps it out with no water breaching the waterproof membrane fitted to walls and floor keeping the living area dry.

Specifying an Effective Waterproofing System

It is very important that your below ground waterproofing system is specified by a professional. Specification errors can result in system failures and may require costly repair.

Here at Richardson & Starling, we offer new build waterproofing solution. Our experienced waterproofing specialists are qualified to the appropriate CSSW national standard (Certified Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing) and can inspect your property or drawings to specify the most appropriate waterproofing system for your property. Our company can offer free advice as well as cost-effective systems to protect your property from water penetration. Let’s discuss your project, contact your local new build waterproofing specialists today!

10 Year Waterproofing Guarantee


Free automatic transfer to the new property owner if sold.

After eight decades of successful property surveys and repairs, we’re confident to offer you a 10 Year Guarantee for full system underground waterproofing contracts.

Richardson & Starling are long standing members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and the Guarantee Protection Insurance scheme (GPI). This demonstrates our ability to meet technical and financial requirements to offer an insurance back-up to our own long-term guarantee should our client require this.

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