Category Archives: Damp Proof Courses



The joint pressures of population growth and the demands of Government policy mean that the UK’s brownfield sites are now a fundamental part in delivering today’s sustainable developments. However, our industrial past has left its mark with many of these brownfield land areas contaminated with hazardous waste or pollution. Phil Bull, Sales Director of Visqueen Building Products explores some of the recent innovations in membrane technology for protection against dangerous gases and chemicals, which enable architects and developers to safely build on these brownfield sites and meet all new stringent standards. Continue reading

Zedex High Performance DPC corner unit installation video

Our Zedex CPT High Performance Damp Proof Course (DPC) are manufactured from co-polymer thermoplastic (CPT) providing all the characteristics necessary for it to perform effectively for the lifetime of the building in which it is incorporated.

The above video demonstrates how to install a damp proof course cavity tray corner unit with Visqueen Zedex CPT High Performance DPC.

The tools of the trade required for this are a roller with a neoprene wheel, a sharp knife or pair of scissors. To complete the job, you will need Zedex CPT High Performance Damp Proof Course, a Zedex pre-formed 90 degree corner unit and Zedex Jointing Tape which is double sided butyl rubber based for optimum workability. 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 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