Morris Blitz Court Case Study

Morris Blitz Court is a residential housing estate in Hackney that has undergone an extensive amount of refurbishment works as part of the Decent Homes Programme. Included within the approved scheme was the renovation of all of the building’s balconies and walkways, as well as the transformation of the 1,000m2 concrete podium deck located above the car park into an aesthetically pleasing social space. Various waterproofing options were explored by the client, however, it was decided that the Bauder cold applied liquid systems would be the optimal solution given all the requirements.

Bauder Building Board

Project: Morris Blitz Court​
Location: Hackney​
Roof Area: 1,400m²​
Specifier: Mansell Construction Services​
Approved Contractor: Armour Group​

One of the major challenges for this project was the low door thresholds connecting to the podium deck, which couldn’t be raised, meaning that the build-up for the majority of the cold applied waterproofing and landscaping elements would need to be less than 100mm in height. Because of these restrictions the only drainage and protection board suitable within the system was Bauder’s Versicell 20, which is just 20mm in height but can withstand extremely high loading. The surface of the deck consists of three distinct finishes; permeable paving on the ground floor patios and walkways, artificial turf featuring fibreglass planters to serve as a communal garden and rubber mulch to create a play area for children.

Balconies and communal walkways were waterproofed with Bauder’s cold applied reinforced waterproofing layer; which is extremely fast curing and can withstand foot traffic within an hour of being installed. Residents remained in situ throughout the installation so working hours were scheduled to accommodate for school hours. Despite the challenges encountered all works were completed on time and to budget.

Applied Products

Bauder LiquiTEC System is a cold applied liquid waterproofing system that offers the maximum versatility in roofing. The fast curing properties of the PMMA resin allow for exceptionally fast installation times.

Bauder LiquiTEC


“Bauder delivered a comprehensive waterproofing solution of the highest quality; providing expert technical support throughout the project. They have successfully transformed this housing estate in terms of appearance and functionality.” Harsha Amin, Project Manager from Hackney Homes.

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