Monthly Archives: July 2015

Increase in the demand for building products according to the Construction Products association survey

The state of trade survey for the second quarter of 2015 has been put together by the Construction Products Association and indicates that sales of construction product manufacturers have now risen for nine consecutive quarters.

Increase in the demand for building products according to the Construction Products association survey

According to the report, growth appears to be being driven by all key areas of the UK construction market, together with a rise in export demand.

Underpinned by a comprehensive survey of CPA Members, the CPA Trade Survey provides timely analysis of current trends in the construction products manufacturing sector and an assessment of likely trading conditions going forward.

In addition to sales, the report includes analysis of trend in employment, cost inflation, capacity utilisation and international trade. Furthermore, it distinguishes between the experience of manufacturers of heavy side products, typically used in the early stages of the construction process, and light side firms, producing products used internally and at a later stage in the build.

The report subtracted those who reported a decline in sales from those with rising sales results in a net balance of 78% of heavy side firms and 73% of light side firms reporting Q2 sales growth compared to a year earlier. A balance of 78% of heavy side product manufacturers and 50% of light side product manufacturers reported that they anticipate a further rise in sales over the coming year.

The report also shows a 20% increase for exports from heavy side firms and 40% from light side firms, with a combined 61% anticipating a rise in exports over the next year. Continue reading

Tippers in Lichfield becomes approved suppliers of Visqueen Damp Protection products

We are proud to announce the latest merchants to join the approved list of Visqueen Damp Protection Centres; Lichfield based Tippers.

Visqueen approved Damp Protection Centre

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.

To further expand and enhance their distribution channels, Visqueen has partnered with the Lichfield branch of Tippers, the leading builder’s merchants in the Midlands.

Tippers in Lichfield now supplies the full Damp Protection Range from Visqueen including Zedex damp proof courses, damp proof membranes, gas barriers and protective sheeting products to customers across the UK at the best available rates.

Phil Bull, Sales Director at Visqueen Building Products, commented, “We would like to welcome Tippers in Lichfield to our distribution network and we hope that this latest partnership further supports our Midlands based customers with all of their damp proofing requirements”. Continue reading

Visqueen Building Products supplied to Battle of Britain Memorial Trust Construction of ‘The Wing’

We are proud to have supplied products to the stunning and emotive build of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust project ‘The Wing’.

wing smallThe Spitfire inspired development, aptly named ‘The Wing’ will provide a high-tech exhibition and learning centre for visitors to the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust at the Capel-le-Ferne site. Situated on the famous white cliffs between Dover and Folkestone in Kent, the Memorial site is dedicated to Churchill’s “Few” who fought in the skies overhead to keep the country free from invasion.

Visqueen Building Products is recognised as the global leader in the development, production and supply of high performance, high quality construction materials including some of the industry’s best selling damp proof membranes, damp proof courses and gas barrier systems. Our materials were supplied to the main contractor of ‘The Wing’ development, EPPS Construction Ltd, through Anchor Bay Construction Products in Erith, one of our approved stocking centres. Continue reading

How to form a damp proof joint using Visqueen High Performance Damp Proof Membrane

Visqueen High Performance DPM – BBA Approved – is Visqueen’s premium grade Damp Proof Membrane manufactured from prime virgin polymers for use as a Type “A” damp proof membrane as defined by BS EN 13967: 2012. In this post, we demonstrate how to form a damp proof joint using Visqueen High Performance Damp Proof Membrane. Watch the video here:

The tools of the trade 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 High Performance Damp Proof Membrane (HPDPM), Visqueen double sided jointing tape, and Visqueen single sided jointing tape.

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