Canberra’s old public building, the former Kingston Powerhouse, now houses both Canberra’s new Arts and Access Facility and the Canberra Glassworks.
Electricity flowed from the Powerhouse to Canberra homes from 1915 until its closure in 1957.
The building was then used as an engineering workshop and store until the mid 1990’s. The ACT government then spent $11.5 million on the refurbishment leaving it with an art centre and an operating glass factory.
The Glassworks have waterproofed three existing water tanks using the Wolfin System, available from Projex Group . The water is used in the glass manufacturing process. The tanks collect rainwater from the roof through and elaborate plumbing system.
The Wolfin system was chosen to line the tanks because of its ability to remain permanently immersed in water for long periods and then stay dry intermittently as well as its proven track record of reliability. The Wolfin was installed by S & A Sealants, experienced Wolfin applicators from Canberra.