Monthly Archives: October 2016

Visqueen Gas Venting system ensures compliance to BS8485:2015

Visqueen has developed a comprehensive passive venting solution to facilitate the dilution and dispersal of dangerous gases. Used extensively across the UK.


Visqueen offers a variety of solutions to disperse gas safely from beneath buildings. The type of passive venting system required is dependent on the building type and the amount of gas flow.

Current UK construction practice adopts the concept of multiple gas protection measures to form a gas control system. Typically, protection measures increase in number and robustness as the potential risk increases.

The gas protection solution is based on a point scoring system in accordance with BS8485:2015. Continue reading

Visqueen offer a comprehensive range of high performance Damp Proof Membranes

Visqueen offer a comprehensive range of high performance Damp Proof Membranes (DPM) for incorporation into floor constructions to prevent the ingress of damp into buildings.


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.

The DPM is yellow in colour and available centre folded in 4m x 12.5m x 500um roll format.

The 500μm membrane is manufactured as a centre folded product to limit creases which aids jointing and welding applications on site. Centre Folded films can also help to reduce cracks found in structural concrete screeds where traditional multi-folded DPMs are used. Continue reading