TV reality series ‘The Block’ needed urgent water proofing for rooftop decks during filming of the 2012 season. The 4 heritage listed terrace buildings had been modified with rooftop gardens and entertainment areas added. These needed to be properly waterproofed before cladding, paving, fittings and furniture could be added. The site represented unique challenges with multiple trades working on site concurrently, equipment access issues and working around film crews, all to extremely tight deadlines (3 day turnaround). As a building regulation requirement the waterproofing however could not be compromised.
The Solution:Mr Waterproofing were able to accommodate all requests and work flexibly around and within others demands and constraints. The roofs of all four three story townhouses were completely waterproofed within timelines. The complete Wetsuit seamless spray applied tanking was used. Hand load in and load out was undertaken under extreme access difficulty and pressure.
Several of the contestants implemented roof top gardens, no leaks or breaching of waterproofing has occurred. A.R.S. has since been asked to undertake additional waterproofing works for the next Melbourne series of the block to be aired in 2013, so watch this space! Yes we are rock stars. Forget about Dan and Dani, get in line for a Mr Waterproofing autograph, signed photos will cost you more…