Triton Net Newsdesk

Welcome to Triton's Net Newsdesk, where you'll find: our very latest news, progress updates on our featured projects, the answers to frequently asked questions about our waterproofing systems, our latest training news, a press coverage and news archive and information about job opportunities at Triton.

Alan Sleigh joins Triton

September 12th, 2017

Alan Sleigh

Concrete specialist, Alan Sleigh, has joined Triton Systems as Commercial Manager. Alan brings nine years of technical and commercial experience from his previous role as Commercial Director with the David Ball Group, manufacturers of the PUDLO waterproof concrete system. Prior to this, he was a Special Products Manager at Lafarge Tarmac and responsible for sales of specialist concrete products.

Alan is also a Regional Chairman of the Concrete Society, a leading independent provider of information to all types of concrete user, and organises technical forums and other events for contractors and structural engineers and others who install or specify concrete systems.

At Triton Systems, Alan is looking forward to using his knowledge and experience to develop new markets for Triton’s range of structural waterproofing systems – in particular the Triton watertight concrete system – and to playing a key role in the company’s future. He said, “I’m really looking forward to joining a family owned business and supporting its growth through identifying new business opportunities as well as consolidating and building on Triton’s existing loyal customer network.”

Michael Erskine joins Triton team

August 10th, 2017
Michael Erskine

Michael Erskine

Triton welcomes its new ‘man on the ground’ in Scotland – Michael Erskine! A waterproofing specialist with a strong 12-year background in contracting, Stenhousemuir-based Michael is looking forward to solving waterproofing problems and supporting contractors and architects working on new build and renovation projects across the country. CSSW qualified Michael joins Triton’s existing team of regional sales managers and will be responsible for sales and specifications of the complete Triton range of Types A, B and C waterproofing systems as well as timber preservation and damp proofing products. Contact Michael and the other members of the Triton team here

Combination of Triton Systems waterproofs new school extension

July 10th, 2017

Watertight Homes Ltd was recently appointed to install primary and secondary waterproofing systems to a new extension built into the hillside from an existing school building in Cheshire. Primary waterproofing protection to all the retaining wall block work was achieved by the installation of Triton’s TWS EX-100 self-adhesive membrane and this was protected by Platon Double Drain and a French drain to the kicker floor.A secondary waterproofing layer was achieved by lining the inside face of the retaining wall with Platon P8 – a BBA certified cavity drain membrane. All waterproofing materials were supplied by Triton Systems. Read the full case study here.

www.watertight-homes.co.uk

Primary waterproofing was achived by Triton's TWS EX-100 self adhesive membrane

Archer’s choose Triton wall ties for major refurb project

June 7th, 2017

Triton approved contractors, Archer Specialist Treatments, used a range of wall tie and structural repair systems from Triton to replace existing rotted galvanised fish tail ties in the major renovation of a municipal building in Kent.

Triton Dryfix ties, that require no resin, grout or mechanical expansion, and Triton RR10 Double Adhesive ties, for where both the inner and outer wall need to be anchored with polyester resin, were specified for this project.

Triton supplies a comprehensive range of wall ties and ancillary products – view the whole range here.

http://www.archertreatments.com

Britain’s biggest domestic basement?

March 12th, 2017

Constructing the three below ground levels

Triton products have been used to waterproof an enormous domestic basement in North London – read the story so far here!

Triton supplies ground gas protection system to new build primary school

February 24th, 2017

Triton Systems designed and supplied a ground gas protection system for a new build primary school site in Bridgwater, on instruction from engineers, Stride Treglown.

Certus Construction Ltd installed the system to protect the site from ground gasses on the contaminated, brown field site in accordance with BS8485, CIRIA 665, NHBC and the Local Authority Ground Gas Handbook.

The system comprised Triton’s TGS-GV25, a 25mm thick, single sided geo-composite that provides a void beneath the floor slab and, when connected to the air venting system, allows sufficient air changes to dilute any gases present. The TGS-GV25 was installed in strips at 6 metre centres across the site and linked to ground level vent boxes before the installation of insulation and Triton’s TGS-HP750 membrane as a gas and waterproofing barrier.

BBA approved TGS-HP750 is a high performance reinforced gas barrier, that incorporates a 12 micron aluminium foil layer, for maximum protection against ground gases. Due to its unique composition, the membrane is extremely robust and flexible and easy to install on site.  As it also provides protection from damp when placed below the slab, there is no need to install a separate DPM.

The steel intense ring beam was treated with Triton’s liquid applied TT Vapour Membrane, which is easily applied around awkward details, before the TGS-HP750 was sealed to it to create a fully sealed gas-proof and waterproof system.

Vacancies at Triton – Sales & Specification Managers – London

February 10th, 2017

Triton Systems is looking to expand its team of experienced and qualified sales and specification managers and is looking for new team members based in London and the surrounding areas. The role would involve the promotion and sales of Triton’s range of waterproofing products/systems and dealing directly with architects, engineers, designers and contractors – advising on system design as well as installation. Below ground waterproofing experience is essential and ideally candidates will hold the CSSW (Certified Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing) qualification. There is an attractive package available representing great potential for the right candidate/s.  Please email Neil Taylor, Sales Director with your application and CV to neil@tritonsystems.co.uk

Triton’s Paul Green authors article on waterproofing ICF

February 7th, 2017

In this month’s Concrete Magazine, Triton’s Paul Green, a London area Regional Sales Manager, discusses structural waterproofing of insulated concrete formwork (ICF) structures below ground level with concrete infill and slabs. Read the full article here.

Paul Green

Triton high water level alarms for basements

January 18th, 2017

Triton has strengthened its range of high water level alarms designed for use in  cavity drained systems in basement waterproofing projects.

The Triton Powersafe Unit is an automatic, battery back up high water level alarm, ideal for retrofitting to existing sump and pump systems as well as for new installations. The unit stores power allowing it to take over the operation of the pump/s and protecting the property from flooding during mains power loss to the pump/s.  The stylish control panel also features a high level audible alarm and visual indicators of pump performance. The system can be used in single or dual pump configurations and is suitable for both groundwater and foul waste.

The Triton Universal Monitor is a neat warning system that uses the internet to send real time alerts to homeowners and installers about sump pump activity including: mains power failure, water levels, pump cycles, pump run times and service requirements.  All alerts can be monitored remotely in real time using a smart phone, tablet or PC.

Triton AquaSafe is an alarm system designed for installation in the basement near to the sump that alerts the property user to a high water level situation in the sump, a power failure to the alarm or when there is service due. A battery inside the unit activates the alarm in times of mains power failure and the system is activated via a mini or sump float switch inside the sump.

For more technical information and installation guides click here or speak to your local Triton technical representative – find yours here.

Triton announces 2017 Training Course dates

November 23rd, 2016

Triton has announced the 2017 dates for its popular courses aimed at professionals involved in the installation of waterproofing systems and damp proofing works.  There are also two new courses in the Triton programme next year on Ground Gas Protection and Pumps & Drainage.

The Ground Gas Protection course provides an introduction to ground gases, what they are and where they are found. It covers the relevant standards and associated guidance documents – BS8485:2015, CIRIA 735, 748 and BRE 211. The course also covers site investigation and design of gas protection measures along with an introduction to Triton’s comprehensive range of gas protection products.

The new Pumps & Drainage course has been designed for all involved with the installation of Type C cavity drain systems where pumps and drainage are a critical part of the waterpoofing design. Although this subject is covered in brief in the Type C training course, this new course goes into the subject in more depth, to cover drainage design, selection of pumps, calculating the number and size of pumps required, impact of friction loss, installation of pump systems and commissioning and maintenance.

Courses last one full day and take place at Triton’s head office near Dartford, Kent. They should be booked  using the downloadable training course booking form here Each course takes place throughout 2017 and dates are set out on the booking form.

Further details about all courses offered by Triton can be found on the website.