Visqueen Building Products has strengthened its team with the appointment of new Contract Support Manager, Atiya Rehman
Atiya joins Visqueen Building Products as a Contract Support Manager for the Southern Region in a role that supports the commercial function within the business. Her new role involves tracking project specifications within the market and offering support on project delivery through main contractors, installers and distributors.
Atiya also manages the Visqueen Stocking Centres, supporting the sales function and identifying new commercial opportunities in the market for the organisation. Atiya joins the Visqueen team with a wealth of understanding of the complexity of the construction market, project stakeholders, development stages, system build-ups, components, business processes and cycles.
Phil Bull, Commercial Director of Visqueen Building Products said:
“We are delighted to welcome Atiya to the team. By recruiting and investing in the Visqueen team, we are confident that we can continue to deliver a first class, efficient service to all of our customers.”
Analysis of defects help to form a view of where the improvements need to be strengthened, to help the industry achieve robust construction that will stand the test of time. In the following piece, Mark Jones – Head of House-Building Standards at NHBC provides insight into the new Chapter 5.4: ‘Waterproofing of basements and other below ground structures’:
“In our experience, it is often a lack of appreciation that even the smallest defect in waterproofing can lead to problems that are both difficult to trace and expensive and disruptive to repair.
The new chapter introduces measures to address this including guidance on design, materials and workmanship.
This video provides an overview of the changes and outlines what you need to do if you are designing and constructing basements or other below ground structures.
The introduction of Chapter 5.4 is a key component in NHBC’s drive to improve basement construction. The industry needs to be getting it right first time, every time. Continue reading →
We have launched a new Pile Cap Sealer and Waterstops range which takes the complexity out of high risk below ground waterproofing applications.
The Pile Cap Sealer and Waterstops range is our new below ground waterproofing solution for high risk cast concrete applications; it works in conjunction with Visqueen Pre Applied Membrane (PAM) and forms part of our complete structural waterproofing solution, in accordance with BS8102:2009 regulations.
The Visqueen Pile Cap Sealer contains active chemicals which, when applied to a concrete surfaces react with the free lime and moisture within the concrete to form in depth, insoluble crystals which fill and block all capillaries, fissures, pores and minor cracks within the concrete. This effectively makes the concrete watertight for the lifetime of the structure.
Visqueen’s triangular VX90 Waterstop provides the ultimate watertight seal around the perimeter of the pile cap. This is a specially formulated sodium bentonite hydrophilic waterstop designed as an active reinforcement strip at internal 90° angles – changes of direction – and to seal around pile cap penetrations. The unique properties allow this high performance waterstop to swell in all directions of the water, acting as a barrier, unlike other waterstops which only swell in a uniform direction. It also contains a special additive that delays the swelling process. This greatly assists installation times during periods of rain. Continue reading →