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New CEMEX Permatite is the choice for luxury leisure development

 25th May 2011: Permatite, a new waterproof concrete solution from CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier, is being used for the first time in a major UK project, the construction of a luxurious, below-ground leisure suite.

Permatite is an effective waterproofing concrete manufactured by CEMEX UK used in conjunction with state-of-the-art moisture barrier technology developed by international waterproofing specialist, Fosroc. Available in a range of strengths, grades and cement types, Permatite is ideal for basements, tunnels, water tanks and a wide range of similar applications.

The advantages of the system include reduced risk of reinforcement corrosion, improved workability and long term durability.

These were just some of the attractions for specialist contractors Citybasements when tasked with creating a split-level private leisure suite that includes a 25 metre swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna beneath the garden of an exclusive residency in north London.

A total of 1500 m3 of Permatite was supplied by the CEMEX plant in Hendon for the reinforced external walls and underground swimming pool.

Martin Ferriter of Citybasements said: "We poured a sequence of RC slabs and walls and each pour went very well. Permatite clearly has good flow and working characteristics and we are very pleased with the end result."

CEMEX technical director Steve Crompton said: "After extensive testing we are able to offer clients an integral waterproof concrete as a 'one-stop-shop' supplier, avoiding the need for separate purchases of waterproofing agents or systems. Clients also have the benefit of Permatite being backed by a full CEMEX guarantee."


Notes to Editors:

  • For further details contact Elizabeth Young t. 01932 583214
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  • Permatite is available exclusively from CEMEX UK and is designed to meet the requirements of waterproofing as defined in British Standard BS8102 (all grades)
  • CEMEX is a global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also produces asphalt, and has a significant share of the roof tile, concrete-block paving, and concrete block sectors. Additionally, the company is the leading supplier of concrete sleepers to the rail industry and a supplier of PFA cement additives. CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK with over 450 locations, to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers locally. For more information, see,

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