Projex Group is doing its part in preserving and protecting an iconic building in Newcastle with their Wolfin waterproofing system.

A prominent structure on the Newcastle skyline, the Christ Church Cathedral serves as the location of the city’s main War Memorial, and also houses a large collection of commemorative war memorabilia. A leak in the highest roof of the cathedral caused water to drip into the bell room. Projex was engaged to provide a trusted, quality-proven membrane system that would ensure the heritage-listed structure would remain dry and secure for years to come.

It was a challenging project, especially during the waterproofing of the deck of the steeple, which required Wolfinsteel self-terminating profiles to be installed to the existing brickwork. A very narrow spiral staircase allowed limited access to the steeple, increasing the difficulty level of the application.

Projex Group’s 5mm thick Shockmat was installed as the protection walkway matting over the membrane, combining its UV stability with 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. The installation of the membrane was executed by licensed Wolfin Applicator Nelson Waterproofing 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 currently in place for all Wolfin applications undertaken in Australia.

Projex Group is proud to have contributed to the protection, preservation and maintenance of this iconic and beautiful Newcastle structure.