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Update to Visqueen Gas Venting Specification Tool

The hazards of ground gases and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) must be taken into account when designing and constructing developments on gas contaminated land. The Visqueen Gas Venting Guide has been updated to include information on Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Hydrocarbons, including the protective measures required as determined by CIRIA 716.

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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are commonly found on land affected by contamination in the UK, at concentrations that result in the need for remediation and risk mitigation measures to be carried out to manage the potential risks to people.

Whist there has been a broadening in the range and complexity of remediation and risk mitigation techniques over the past few years, there is a lack of guidance specifically aimed at remediation and mitigation of risks arising from VOCs and Hydrocarbons.

Visqueen’s updated guidance is designed to provide architects, specifiers and other building professionals with a comprehensive information tool for understanding gas venting categorization and the protective measures required in relation to VOCs and Hydrocarbons. The aim is to remove the complexity of design and specification by providing a user friendly tool that presents detailed technical information in a clear, logical manner. Continue reading

Visqueen Building Products Stocking Centre Training Days

Throughout the year Visqueen hosts a number of training days for their approved Specification Stocking Centres and suppliers of Visqueen products.

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The one day training courses are based at various sites around the country and allow suppliers of Visqueen products to come together to learn more about Visqueen products and their key features and benefits.

The training enables branch managers and their teams to gain a broader understanding of the product range and the correct applications for each. Training such as this is instrumental for builders merchants as it provides them with the knowledge and expertise to make sound recommendations and in turn provide a service of excellence to all of their customers in recommending the correct products for their project requirements.

To find out more about our training days or to register your interest, please email enquiries@visqueenbuilding.co.uk or call Visqueen on 0845 302 4758.

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Specialist Waterproofing Solution for Banner Homes – Case Study

Thanks to its ability to offer expert advice, reliable delivery and access to market leading products, SIG Bradford has been involved in a £multi-million project to build a new primary school on the former infant school site.

The Oasis Academy Watermead – which is currently being constructed in the Shirecliffe area of Sheffield – will eventually become a mainstream community school offering over 420 places.
The damp proofing requirements of the new building’s site called for some equally specialist solutions with regards to structural waterproofing. That’s why SIG Bradford teamed up with one of the leading experts in the field – Visqueen Building Products.

The business offers a complete product range which includes damp proof membranes, damp proof courses, tanking membranes, gas barriers and gas venting systems. It also prides itself on complementing these products with unrivalled levels of service and on site technical support.

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