India House, the High Commission of India’s home in the UK, will continue to offer a prestigious consulate for generations to come thanks to a facelift designed by Landers-Associates and contracted by Woodgrove Contractors Ltd using Kemper System’s Kemperol V210 waterproofing membrane.
The nine-storey building in Charing Cross has undergone a complete external refurbishment, including stone and brick repairs, stone cleaning and a new roof overlay using the Kemperol V210 cold liquid-applied waterproofing system.
The Woodgrove team carried out minor repairs and preparation of the existing 500m2 asphalt roof to ensure a clean, even surface before beginning application of the Kempertec primer and Kemperol V210 waterproofing system. The Kemperol V210 liquid resin saturates a non-woven reinforcement fleece that is immensely strong and tear resistant, and cures to form a permanently elastic monolithic membrane that cannot delaminate. It is tough and durable, UV resistant, and can even accommodate standing water. The upstands, various skylights penetrations and details on the roof were all seamlessly waterproofed by the Woodgrove team using Kemperol.
The refurbishment also involved application of the Kemperol V210 membrane on the asphalt substrate of the building’s feature balconies.
Comments Richard Symons at Woodgrove: “The ease and speed of application offered by the Kemperol V210 system made it possible to complete the roof within a larger 20-week refurbishment programme, including the balconies, while providing a durable, watertight surface with a BBA certified service life in excess of 25 years.”