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Keeping Buildings Watertight Shrink Wrap - Stronghold

Keeping Buildings Watertight: The Innovative Solution of Shrink Wrap

While we are well-known for our scaffolding services, we’re also experts in shrink wrap waterproofing. Whether you’re in the middle of replacing windows, walls, or claddings, or you’re in the initial stages of a new build, our shrink wrap services offer a versatile and effective solution for keeping structures watertight.

What is Shrink Wrap Waterproofing?

Shrink wrap waterproofing is a specialised method that involves the use of advanced polymer materials to create a protective and waterproof barrier around a building or structure. Unlike traditional waterproofing methods like tarpaulin, timber sheets, or various types of membranes and sealants, shrink wrap offers a more efficient and cost-effective alternative. Its ease of application and strong sealing capabilities make it a go-to choice for contractors and building owners alike.

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The Technology Behind Shrink Wrap

The science of shrink wrap waterproofing lies in its material—specifically, polymers that have the ability to shrink and form a tight seal when heat is applied. This unique characteristic enables it to conform to the irregular shapes and corners of a structure, ensuring a secure and leak-free barrier. The quality of the wrap is crucial for long-lasting results, which is why we at Stronghold Hire use only the best materials available in the market.

Why Choose Shrink Wrap Waterproofing?

There are several compelling reasons why you might opt for shrink wrap waterproofing:

  • Speed and Efficiency: Time is often of the essence in construction and renovation projects. Shrink wrap installation is quick, thus saving both time and labour costs.
  • Excellent Water Tightness: The membrane forms an unbroken, airtight seal when heat-shrunk, effectively preventing any water infiltration.
  • Versatility: Shrink wrap can be applied to a variety of building types, including residential, commercial, and industrial.
  • Minimal Disruption: Occupants of the building will experience less inconvenience as shrink wrap installation is less intrusive and noisy compared to traditional methods.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: While the upfront cost may be slightly higher than some traditional methods, the overall savings in labour and time make it a cost-effective option.

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Applications and Use-Cases

We have successfully employed shrink wrap waterproofing in several scenarios:

  • New Builds: When constructing a new building, it’s critical to protect it right from the onset. Shrink wrap offers that first layer of defense, particularly when waiting for other construction components to be installed.
  • Renovations and Repairs: Whether there are sudden leaks or planned renovations, shrink wrap can act as a reliable temporary solution until more permanent fixes are in place.
  • Temporary Structures: For scaffolding, disaster recovery booths, or other makeshift setups, shrink wrap offers a secure and reliable covering option.

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Shrink Wrap for Buildings

The construction and building maintenance industry is witnessing a revolution with the adoption of shrink wrap waterproofing technology. With its speed, efficiency, and robust water-resisting capability, it is becoming the preferred choice for architects, contractors, and building owners. At Stronghold Hire, we take pride in offering state-of-the-art shrink wrap waterproofing services that not only meet but exceed industry standards.

Ready to explore how shrink wrap waterproofing could benefit your project? Contact us at (02) 8985 2020 or contact us online to find out more.


We have over 20 years combined experience in the scaffolding and labour hire industry with clients ranging from government bodies and large construction companies through to smaller subcontractors such as painters, plumbers, lift installers, electricians, roof tilers and renderers. We are one of the leading providers of scaffolding labour hire throughout the Sydney area and our experienced and qualified scaffolders can ensure your projects are erected and dismantled on time and on budget.

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