Monthly Archives: June 2014

Specialist Waterproofing Solution for Banner Homes – Case Study

Thanks to its ability to offer expert advice, reliable delivery and access to market leading products, SIG Bradford has been involved in a £multi-million project to build a new primary school on the former infant school site.

The Oasis Academy Watermead – which is currently being constructed in the Shirecliffe area of Sheffield – will eventually become a mainstream community school offering over 420 places.
The damp proofing requirements of the new building’s site called for some equally specialist solutions with regards to structural waterproofing. That’s why SIG Bradford teamed up with one of the leading experts in the field – Visqueen Building Products.

The business offers a complete product range which includes damp proof membranes, damp proof courses, tanking membranes, gas barriers and gas venting systems. It also prides itself on complementing these products with unrivalled levels of service and on site technical support.

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The Visqueen EcoMembrane – DPMs suitable for use below concrete floor

Visqueen EcoMembrane is a recycled damp proof membrane with full BBA and CE mark certifications, for proven protection against damp ingress in buildings.


Visqueen EcoMembrane DPM is manufactured from 100% recycled polythene and forms part of our standard damp proofing protection range. Suitable for use on domestic and light commercial builds, EcoMembrane is black or blue in colour and is supplied in convenient multi folded rolls. Available in 250μm, 300μm and 500μm thicknesses. The DPM is

The Visqueen EcoMembrane DPM is suitable for use below concrete floors where there may be capillary rise of moisture but not where it may be subject to hydrostatic pressure. In such a circumstance, Visqueen Tanking Membranes should be used. Where there is a risk that the ground may be waterlogged, sub-soil drainage in accordance with CP 102 and BS 8102 should be provided.

For jointing adjacent sheets of Visqueen DPM, DPM to DPC and DPC to DPC, the Visqueen Jointing System should be used. Continue reading

Damp Proofing Protection System Components which ensure effective jointing, continuity and protection

The following components are used within the Visqueen damp proofing protection systems to ensure effective jointing, continuity and protection. Separate datasheets relating to the damp proof membranes and courses are available.


  • Double Sided Jointing Tape
  • VisqueenPro Single Sided Jointing Tape
  • Rigid Preformed Pipe Sleeve (Top Hat) Unit
  • Flexible Preformed Pipe Sleeve (Top Hat) Unit
  • Heavy Duty Protection Board
  • Zedex DPC Jointing Tape
  • Zedex DPC Fixing Strip
  • Zedex DPC Fixing Pins for Masonry
  • Zedex DPC Fizing Pins for Insulation
  • Visqueen Detailing Strip
  • Visqueen HP Tanking Primer

Installation of damp proofing protection components:

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Visqueen Gas Barrier offers a safe solution for the protection of buildings against methane, radon and carbon dioxide

Visqueen Gas Barrier offers a safe solution for the protection of buildings against methane, radon and carbon dioxide, when installed in accordance with the relevant codes of practice.

Gas Barriers

Visqueen Gas Barrier

Visqueen Gas Barrier is a multi-layer reinforced polyethylene membrane with an integral aluminium foil. For ease of identification on site Visqueen Gas Barrier is coloured blue on one side and silver on the reverse. The barrier combines strength and performance with flexibility and easy installation.

  • BBA Approved
  • Low permeability to methane, radon and carbon dioxide.
  • High quality multi-layer reinforced LDPE membranes with aluminium core with high levels of tear and impact resistance.
  • High resistance to puncture.
  • Complies with relevant codes of practice such as BRE and CIRIA.

Visqueen Gas Barrier and ancillary components must be installed in accordance with the recommendations of Building Research Establishment BRE 414 “Protective measures for housing on gas contaminated land” and CIRIA C665 “Assessing risks posed by hazardous ground gases to buildings”, NHB C guidelines, and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Ground Gas Handbook. The product is not intended for use where there is a risk of hydrostatic pressure. Continue reading