At TCRC we love getting involved in all types of roofing projects, especially those which are a little bit out of the ordinary. That was certainly the case when we were asked to provide a complete roof waterproofing solution for the Newport Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre.

The bridge itself is a Grade I listed structure that was constructed in 1906 and it is an fine example of Edwardian engineering. It is a popular tourist attraction and the previous visitor centre was simply too small to cater for the growing demand. A new and improved building has therefore been constructed enabling ‘The Friends of the Newport Transporter Bridge’ to enjoy and share the history and heritage of the bridge in a much more modern Centre.

The building featured an inverted roof construction onto which we installed a variety of hot melt and bituminous membrane waterproofing systems. It was a team effort throughout and we worked closely at all times with manufacturers Bauder Flat Roofs and main contractors John Perkins Construction.

This was challenging new build project to complete, particularly due to its exposed location next to the River Severn. However, a first-class result was achieved thanks to quality products and expert workmanship from TCRC.

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