Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh open Battle of Britain Memorial Trust ‘The Wing’

Her Majesty, accompanied by her husband HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh, visited the National Memorial to the Few in Capel-le-Ferne to open The Wing building, dedicated to Churchill’s famous “Few” who fought in the skies overhead to keep this country free from invasion.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh open Battle of Britain Memorial Trust ‘The Wing’On Thursday 26th March, The Queen opened the new visitor centre near Folkestone before unveiling statues at Canterbury Cathedral to mark the Diamond Jubilee. Situated on the famous white cliffs between Dover and Folkestone in Kent, The Wing Memorial site is dedicated to Churchill’s “Few” who fought in the skies overhead to keep the country free from invasion. Continue reading

Sealing a Visqueen Vapour Barrier system in a timber frame application

Visqueen Vapour Barrier is used to omit the risk of interstitial condensation within a structure as well as improving the general airtightness of the building. In this video, we demonstrate how to seal a Visqueen Vapour Barrier System in a timber frame application.

The tools of the trade required for this are, a sharp knife or pair of scissors and an industrial staple gun with spare staples. To complete the job, you’ll need Visqueen Vapour Barrier, Visqueen Vapour Tape and Visqueen Vapour Edge Tape. For information about the components required, click here.

Visqueen Vapour Barrier

Firstly, take the Visqueen Vapour Barrier and position it at the top of the timber frame. Use the staple gun to staple through the barrier into the timber frame going horizontally across the top. Continue reading

How to seal a Radon membrane when a drainage pipe intersects the membrane

Visqueen Radon Membrane is manufactured from an enhanced blend of polymer films that is suitable for use in the protection of buildings from the ingress of radon gas. In this video, we demonstrate how to seal a Radon membrane when a drainage pipe intersects the membrane.

The tools of the trade required for this are a sharp knife or pair of scissors, a roller with a neoprene wheel and a screw driver. To complete the job, you will need Visqueen Radon Membrane, Visqueen Gas Resistance Lap Tape, a Visqueen Top Hat unit and a jubilee clip.

Firstly, unroll the Radon membrane across the blinded surface. When you reach the drainage pipe, you will need to cut the membrane to fit the pipe. Continue reading