ARDEX Australia donated specialised waterproofing lining for a new museum built as a replica of Mawson’s Hut, the fragile wooden building used by the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition at Cape Denison, Antarctic.

Based at Hobart’s waterfront, the replica museum was commissioned by the Mawson’s Hut Foundation, and attracted 9000 visitors in its first three months. Built to the exact same dimension as the original, the building is lined on the interior and exterior with Baltic Pine, imported from the same area in Scandinavia to give the hut an authentic look and feel.

David Jensen AM, Chairman of the Mawson’s Hut Foundation said ARDEX generously donated the specialised waterproof lining for the project at no cost, encouraging other manufacturers to also donate to the project.

Fabian Morgan, Sales and Marketing Director, ARDEX Australia said ARDEX was honoured to be part of such a historical project. He added that ARDEX’s waterproofing solutions are highly application specific, making every project unique.

ARDEX offers a wide range of rapid curing, energy efficient waterproofing membranes that can stand the test of time.