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Visqueen Building Products – part of RPC bpi recycled products – has launched a new range of Ultimate Gas membranes for protection against dangerous gases and chemicals, in compliance with the latest standards for building on brownfield or contaminated land.
Utilising Visqueen’s advanced barrier technology the new membranes are the result of an extensive R&D programme and testing regime to ensure the membranes are both the best in class and comply in particular with the exacting requirements of both BS8485:2015 and CIRIA C748. Continue reading
Building Regulations require proper precautions be taken to prevent danger to health and safety when building on contaminated land. Visqueen Gas Barrieroffers a safe solution for the protection of buildings against Methane, Radon, Stythe (a gas commonly found from disused mines, also known as blackdamp) and Carbon Dioxide; when installed in accordance with the relevant codes of practice such as BRE, CIRIA and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Ground Gas Handbook.
For ease of identification on site, Visqueen Gas Barrier is coloured blue on one side and silver on the other.
The barrier combines strength and performance with flexibility and easy installation. Visqueen Gas Barrier also acts as a damp proof membrane.
In this video, we demonstrate how to create a joint using Visqueen Gas Barrier and a pre-formed 90 degree corner unit.
The tools required for this are, a roller with a neoprene wheel and a sharp knife or pair of scissors. To complete the job you will need Visqueen Gas Barrier, Visqueen double sided jointing tape, Visqueen Gas Barrier foil jointing tape (which is single sided) and the pre-formed 90 degree corner unit, which is reversible. Continue reading
Visqueen Gas Barrier offers a safe solution for the protection of buildings against methane, radon and carbon dioxide, when installed in accordance with the relevant codes of practice.
Visqueen Gas Barrier
Visqueen Gas Barrier is a multi-layer reinforced polyethylene membrane with an integral aluminium foil. For ease of identification on site Visqueen Gas Barrier is coloured blue on one side and silver on the reverse. The barrier combines strength and performance with flexibility and easy installation.
Visqueen Gas Barrier and ancillary components must be installed in accordance with the recommendations of Building Research Establishment BRE 414 “Protective measures for housing on gas contaminated land” and CIRIA C665 “Assessing risks posed by hazardous ground gases to buildings”, NHB C guidelines, and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Ground Gas Handbook. The product is not intended for use where there is a risk of hydrostatic pressure. Continue reading