Project – Pakuranga

This project originally had tiles with butynol underneath that had perished. The adhesive in the laps/seams had disintegrated, leaving the laps unsealed allowing for water ingress. The grout started to unsettle away from the tiles and when standing on the tiles after raining, trapped moisture would squish and rise through the unsettled grout edging.

We saw the Deckmaster company at the Auckland Homeshow. After viewing the product and doing our research of other products available on the NZ market, we felt this was the only suitable option to us. The colour and pattern suited our style home and the slip resistant surface was a far better option than the slippery tiles when wet. Not only did the Duradek fit the waterproofing purpose, we found it wasn’t as hot as tiles to walk on when the sun came out. One less thing to worry about with little grand-children and the family pets.

Pakuranga Home Owner

Duradek is 1.8 wide, which allowed few seams making a difference for an even flat finish. When the sun sets, the glare from the sun was non existent compared to the shine the client had been accustomed too.

All detailing was straight forward and the existing handrail was re-instated. 

Duradek membranes have been in existence for approximately 45 years in Canada. This membrane system has proven to be a very reliable solution for the New Zealand market.

Finding The Right Approved Applicator

Our products are not available for a DIY install. All the products used are part of a system. As an example, our glue cannot be substituted for an everyday adhesive found in a department store – it has been specifically formulated for its intended purpose to partner with the membrane it was designed for.

It is highly recommended when having a new waterproof membrane installed, it is completed by an approved applicator. An approved applicator who has had the required training in the system they are installing. Deckmaster NZ is part of the Waterproofing Membrane Association and we are a Licensed Building Practitioner.