Category Archives: Tanking Membranes

Sealing around beams with TorchOn Tanking Membrane

Visqueen TorchOn Tanking Membrane is a heavy duty waterproofing membrane for above & below ground applications, in both vertical and horizontal situations. This photo gallery shows the benefit of TorchOn membrane versus any polymeric or SAM system.

Visqueen TorchOn prevents the ingress of water and is ideal for use in cold weather conditions due to the hot bonding (torch bonding) installation process. The use of hot bonding in cold and sub-zero temperatures provides a homogenously sealed junction, which can otherwise be difficult to achieve in cold weather.

These photos show a good method of application when sealing around beams with TorchOn Tanking Membrane, it certainly shows the benefit of torch on versus any polymeric or SAM system.

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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

Visqueen chosen supplier for Costain Skanska JV Rail Project in London

Visqueen Building Products is proud to be a part of the ventilation and access shafts project at Crossrail Contract 360 Eleanor Street and Mile End Shafts, on the route between Whitechapel and Liverpool Street stations.

IMG_4672Crossrail awarded the project to Costain Skanska JV in 2012. Worked started towards the end of that year and has seen two shafts built to around 30 metres below ground. The shafts will house ventilation and emergency exit facilities between Stratford and Whitechapel stations.

At Mile End, work included the relocation of a coach park and all-weather football pitch plus ensuring continued access to the Mile End Park Leisure Centre for the local community throughout the project.


The ventilation shafts along the Crossrail route have been designed to ensure optimal air movement within the tunnels. As Crossrail trains will be air-conditioned, they will release warm air. The shafts will help extract this warm air out of the tunnels.

SIG Construction Accessories in Thurrock, stockists of Visqueen Building Products tanking membranes, supplied the project with Visqueen TorchOn Tanking Membrane and the Visqueen TreadGUARD1500 protection board.

Two layers of the TorchOn Tanking Membrane have already been installed; this has then been protected by TreadGUARD 1500 to ensure the membrane is protected during construction of the RC Slab.

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Visqueen TorchOn Tanking Membrane – A heavy duty waterproofing membrane

Visqueen TorchOn Tanking Membrane is a robust waterproofing membrane, used for heavy duty tanking and gas proofing applications. It can be used both vertically and horizontally above and below ground level to prevent the ingress of water.

  • Robust tanking membrane
  • Suitable for gas protection applications
  • Torch bonded laps provide a homogenously sealed junction
  • Ideal for cold weather application
  • Used to waterproof basements, car parks, lift pits, reinforced concrete slabs, retaining walls

Visqueen TorchOn Tanking Membrane should be applied as a two layer system when used as a tanking system for below ground structures where high levels of hydrostatic (water) pressure exist in conjunction with an internal waterproof render in accordance with BS8102: 2009 type A structures.

Visqueen TorchOn Tanking Membrane can be used as a single layer system when used as a horizontal damp proofing membrane or in low risk situations. All laps should be a minimum of 150mm. The loading screed or floor slab which is laid on top of the membrane should be adequate to resist any hydrostatic water pressure.

See the datasheet below:


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