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Visqueen Building Products is the market leader in the manufacture and supply of structural waterproofing and gas protection systems. Our range of solutions includes proven high performance damp proof membranes, damp proof courses, gas barriers, tanking membranes and vapour control layers. Continue reading

Recognising change to ensure BS 8485 compliance

In June 2015, BSI, the Business Standards Company, revised (and renamed) BS 8485Code of practice for the design of protective measures for methane and carbon dioxide ground gases for new buildings”.

Visqueen - Compliane BS8485

The standard is a key piece of guidance for design consultants to give recommendation and describe methods for the investigation of ground gases like methane and carbon dioxide during development of affected sites, and regulators (environmental health officers and building control) who need to assess/approve foundation designs.

The original document; BS8485:2007 was brought up-to-date in the new version: BS8485:2015. The thinking behind this was that the original standard didn’t go far enough in regards to the specification of the gas membrane itself and the British Standards Institute wanted to enforce more stringent permeability levels, especially where methane gas is concerned. This is in order to increase resistance to methane gas permeation through the membrane.

Key changes to BS 8485:

  • Clearer guidance on the interpretation of gas monitoring data and assignment of gas screening values
  • Reference Technical Note RB17 characteristic situations classification using TOC (toxic organic compounds)
  • Review and expanded guidance on protection measures scoring (old Table 3)
  • Include reporting requirements of gas protecting measures
  • Added informative guidance in annexes on radon and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s)
  • More detailed guidance on interpretation of gas monitoring data
  • Recommendations on membrane selection and verification

Phil BullPhil Bull, Commercial Director at Visqueen Building Products said:

 “It is vitally important that the industry recognises that BS8485: 2007 has gone and is no longer valid unless the contractor using the products had a planning condition in place prior to June 2015. Here at Visqueen we are adapting our existing gas barriers and membranes to ensure full compliancy required by BS8485:2015. It should be a priority for every relevant manufacturer to start the process of adhering to the latest version of the standard.” Continue reading

EPMS in Aylesford becomes the latest approved Visqueen Stocking Centre

Visqueen Building Products, the market leader in the manufacture and supply of structural waterproofing and gas protection systems, is proud to announce the latest merchants to join the approved list of Visqueen Stocking Centres; EPMS in Aylesford.

Visqueen Building Products’ network of independent builder’s merchants and stockists supply their full range of products and accessories to customers throughout the UK.

Based in Aylesford, EPMS Supplies works closely with only the major specialist major manufacturers to provide leading brand products that offer the best cost effective solution to you the customer.

EPMS will now be stocking the following Visqueen products:

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OneSite in Suffolk becomes the latest approved supplier of the Visqueen Damp Protection range

Visqueen Building Products is proud to announce the latest merchants to join the approved list of Visqueen Damp Protection Centres; OneSite in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

OneSite

Visqueen Building Products’ network of independent builder’s merchants and stockists supply their full range of damp protection products and accessories to customers throughout the UK.

OneSite has over 50 years of building experience and the enthusiastic OneSite team has a wealth of expertise and product knowledge delivering exceptional service to the Building & Construction Industry. Based in Suffolk, OneSite is a supplier of metal and plastic building products to the construction industry.

The OneSite key lines include:

  • IG Lintels
  • Underground Drainage
  • Roofline PVC
  • Builder’s Metalwork and Fixings

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Visqueen announces promotion of Laura Guy to National Key Account Manager

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Laura Guy to National Key Account Manager.

Phil Bull, Commercial Director at Visqueen Building Products said:

“Laura has displayed great leadership and direction during her time as Business Development Manager and we are excited to announce her promotion to National Key Account Manager. We look forward to the continued growth in the company’s performance with Laura’s support as we expand our range and reach throughout the UK.”

He went on to say:

“Laura’s position in her new role will see the support function for our biggest customers go from strength to strength. Her industry expertise coupled with her strong business acumen will prove to be great assets to the role and we look forward to supporting her in her latest venture for Visqueen.”

Laura Joined Visqueen in 2009 as customer focused team leader, where she quickly made an impact throughout the business. Two years later she was promoted to customer focused manager, followed by another promotion to Business Development Manager in August 2014.
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