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BBA approved Damp Proof Membrane for use on commercial and domestic applications

Visqueen High Performance DPM – BBA Approved –  is Visqueen’s superior 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 Visqueen High Performance DPM is yellow in colour and available centre folded in 4m x 12.5m x 500um roll format.

DPMThe 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

Visqueen’s BBA approved Damp Proof Membrane for use on commercial and domestic applications

Visqueen High Performance DPM – BBA Approved –  is Visqueen’s superior 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.

DPM

The Visqueen High Performance 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

Construction in the UK set for 7% increase

Figures released on Monday by Glenigan, the construction intelligence providers, forecast a 7.4% increase in project starts during 2014, as rising private sector investment and improved consumer confidence underpin further industry growth.

Construction in the UK set for 7% increase

According to the 2014 Mid-Year Construction Review and Forecast put together by Glenigan’s economics team, there is an indication that construction activity upturn is gathering momentum with growth estimated to be only 4% at the beginning of 2014 we are now seeing that the latest figures show a 7.4% increase.

A 10% rise in the value of projects was recorded by Glenigan starting on site during the first half of 2014, primarily driven by increases in private housing, industrial and commercial building projects.

Work volumes will continue to pick up across these sectors through the latter half of the year, with private housing set to rise by 14% and 28% growth predicted for industrial projects. The value of underlying office project starts is forecast to rise by 9%, building on the strong recovery seen over the last two years.

Commenting on the construction outlook, Allan Wilén, Economics Director at Glenigan, said:

“The industry’s forward pipeline points to sustained output growth during the second half of the year and into 2015. Renewed consumer confidence and the accompanying revival in the general housing market have emerged as key growth drivers for both construction activity and the wider economy.” Continue reading

The Visqueen EcoMembrane – DPMs suitable for use below concrete floor

Visqueen EcoMembrane is a recycled damp proof membrane with full BBA and CE mark certifications, for proven protection against damp ingress in buildings.

 DPMs

Visqueen EcoMembrane DPM is manufactured from 100% recycled polythene and forms part of our standard damp proofing protection range. Suitable for use on domestic and light commercial builds, EcoMembrane is black or blue in colour and is supplied in convenient multi folded rolls. Available in 250μm, 300μm and 500μm thicknesses. The DPM is

The Visqueen EcoMembrane DPM is suitable for use below concrete floors where there may be capillary rise of moisture but not where it may be subject to hydrostatic pressure. In such a circumstance, Visqueen Tanking Membranes should be used. Where there is a risk that the ground may be waterlogged, sub-soil drainage in accordance with CP 102 and BS 8102 should be provided.

For jointing adjacent sheets of Visqueen DPM, DPM to DPC and DPC to DPC, the Visqueen Jointing System should be used. Continue reading