Residential and Office Building


ARDEX products were specified and used throughout the project

Old Parliament House, Canberra

ARDEX waterproofing and tiling systems were used in this historically significant, heritage building

Old Parliament House, Canberra

INSTALLER: Andrew Nott from S & A Sealant Canberra

Old Parliament House was opened in 1927 as the house of the Federal Parliament until 1988. Today, this significant historical building is home to a Museum depicting Australia’s rich political history. As a heritage building, constant conservation and sympathetic upgrading is required. Recent upgrading included installing a VIP disabled lift by excavating under the main entry stairs.

It was discovered during the excavation that the main entry stairs leaked severely causing minor flooding.

Eric Martin and Associates were commissioned to produce documentation and specifications for the
rectification and upgrade of the main entry stairs.

In January 2011, ARDEX products were specified and used throughout the project.

Following removal of the existing tiles and multiple applications of various membranes, ARDEX LQ 92 was used to re-establish correct falls, followed by two applications of ARDEX WPM 300 and two applications of ARDEX WPM 002 waterproof membrane. Tiles were directly applied to the membrane with ARDEX Optima tile adhesive and grouted with ARDEX FG 8.