Monthly Archives: April 2015

Become a Visqueen Approved Damp Protection Centre Partner

Visqueen Building Products are actively seeking new Damp Protection Centre partners across the UK.

As a Damp Protection Centre member, stockists will strengthen their partnership with Visqueen, with ongoing support including, lead generation, in-house product training and a portfolio of bespoke sales support materials.

Visqueen DPCOur approved stockists benefit from our eight core commitments:

  1. Preferential stock price lists
  2. In-house training and industry legislative updates
  3. Bi-monthly business review and support meetings
  4. Quarterly product promotions
  5. Stockist directory promotion on Visqueen website
  6. Preferential prices on large contracts
  7. Monthly Lead Generation
  8. Bespoke sales support and promotional materials

We are actively looking to broaden our network of Damp Protection Centres to expand our distribution channels, allowing us to continue to deliver a service of excellence to builders, contractors and DIY professionals throughout the UK. Continue reading

Jointing a membrane to a preformed corner unit with Visqueen Gas Barrier

Building Regulations require proper precautions be taken to prevent danger to health and safety when building on contaminated land. Visqueen Gas Barrieroffers a safe solution for the protection of buildings against Methane, Radon, Stythe (a gas commonly found from disused mines, also known as blackdamp) and Carbon Dioxide; when installed in accordance with the relevant codes of practice such as BRE, CIRIA and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Ground Gas Handbook.

Visqueen Gas BarrierVisqueen Gas Barrier is a multi-layer reinforced polyethylene membrane with an integral aluminium foil that is approved for use in NHBC Amber 2 applications.

For ease of identification on site, Visqueen Gas Barrier is coloured blue on one side and silver on the other.

The barrier combines strength and performance with flexibility and easy installation. Visqueen Gas Barrier also acts as a damp proof membrane.

**Download the Visqueen Gas Barrier datasheet here**

In this video, we demonstrate how to create a joint using Visqueen Gas Barrier and a pre-formed 90 degree corner unit.

The tools required for this are, a roller with a neoprene wheel and a sharp knife or pair of scissors. To complete the job you will need Visqueen Gas Barrier, Visqueen double sided jointing tape, Visqueen Gas Barrier foil jointing tape (which is single sided) and the pre-formed 90 degree corner unit, which is reversible. Continue reading

MKM Building Supplies becomes the latest Visqueen approved Damp Protection Centre

We are proud to announce the latest merchant to join the list of Visqueen Damp Protection Centres, MKM Building Supplies Sheffield South.

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We work with a network of national and independent builder’s merchants and stockists, who supply their range of damp protection products and accessories to customers throughout the UK.

To further expand and enhance out distribution channels, we have partnered up with MKM Building Supplies based in Sheffield. MKM Building supplies can now provide the full Visqueen Damp Protection Range including Zedex damp proof courses, damp proof membranes, gas barriers and protective sheeting products to customers across the UK.

Phil Bull, Sales Director at Visqueen Building Products, commented:

“Our Damp Protection Centres provide customers with all the Visqueen damp proofing supplies they need;-under one roof at locations nationwide.

“We’re delighted to introduce MKM Building Supplies as our latest distributor. Customers will have the convenience of a one-stopshop for the complete Visqueen damp protection range, at the best prices and with a knowledgeable team available to assist.” Continue reading

Visqueen Building Products launches premium range of cavity drain systems

We have launched our new cavity drain systems range.

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We have introduced a comprehensive range of cavity drain systems to complement our range of structural waterproofing systems.

Here at Visqueen we produce an extensive range of drainage channels, pumps, sumps and alarms as an integral part of the Visqueen Cavity Drain System. These provide effective mechanical drainage solutions for all below ground structures where a cavity drain system is being installed and is designed to be fully maintainable in accordance to BS 8102, the Code of Practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground.

  • A high quality robust HDPE studded membrane
  • Suitable for new, existing and retrofit build projects
  • Quick and easy to install flooring membrane
  • BBA Approved
  • BS8102 Type C cavity drain protection

Complete with approval from the British Board of Agrément, the Visqueen cavity drain system is designed for internally tanking basements within new, existing and retrofit build projects.

The system can also be used for heritage buildings and in conservations projects. Continue reading