Airbus UK



Harry Fairclough Construction

Size Of Project:


Manufacturer / Materials Used:

  • Grace Construction Products Ltd / Preprufe® Pre-Applied Waterproofing Membrane System
  • Grace Gas Membrane System


Airbus in the UK is a world leader in wing design, engineering and manufacturing and is a key centre for the testing and integration of these systems into commercial aircraft.

Founded in 1939 Airbus UK in Broughton is a 46,000m² manufacturing plant.  Employing over 5,000 people.  It is responsible for the design & manufacturing of the wing structure, fuel systems and landing gear on the high-technology wings for all Airbus models

Scope Of Works

We were tasked with installing a range of waterproofing and gas remediation materials on behalf of one of our valued construction partners, to the below ground wing assembly area.

Challenges Faced

Very Difficult site conditions including;

A very high water table and constant ingress of water,  working onsite in what is an operational and functioning airport.

Strict deadlines and completion targets.


In conjunction with our construction & supply chain partners we ensured all deadlines were met and all materials installed to the highest of standards.   Utilising Grace’s patented Advanced Bond Technology™ and ancillary materials we have ensured that this prestigious structure will remain water tight for many years to come.

Lainton Services have been Grace’s preferred applicator for over 2 decades. The quality of their workmanship is beyond exceptional.

Neil Chapman
Commercial Manager – Grace UK