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Proteus Waterproofing Takes Zip World To New Heights Of Durability And Reliability

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In what was once the world's largest slate quarry, Penrhyn Quarry is now home to the fastest zipline in the world. As a popular tourist destination that has already welcomed over one million visitors, a reliable roofing system that could deliver exceptional protection against harsh weather conditions was required.

PROTEUS WATERPROOFING’s Cold Melt® system was the clear choice for the job, delivering a high-performance, easy-to-install solution that would last the lifetime of the building. Over 1,300 m2 of this innovative system, featuring recycled rubber-crumb and other organically-grown products were applied by a licensed contractor, creating an elastomeric, seamless, and cold-applied membrane. Despite poor weather conditions, the installation process was not delayed, thanks to the ability of Cold Melt® to be installed over green concrete. 

Roofing System with tiling and railings being installed by at Penrhyn Quarry by Proteus
Ariel view of work being completed at Penrhyn Quarry by Proteus

Once cured, it formed an effective barrier that prevented any further moisture from affecting the project, enabling work to continue inside without interruption. A Proteus Technical Site Manager conducted regular inspections during installation to ensure the system was installed correctly and to the high standards expected by Proteus. Not only is the system BBA-certified to last the lifetime of the building, it is also odourless and does not become brittle with age, making it the ideal choice for a waterproof roofing system that stands the test of time.

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