Sika, renowned global producer of building materials, has announced its all new Sika Waterproofing Registered Contractor Scheme. Thorough and effective waterproofing is crucial to protect structures from severe damage through water ingress. The need to reduce the risk of poor installations – that lead to costly repair works or even irreparable damage – has given rise to this scheme, which is set to raise standards across the sector. It offers total quality control – from product to service to installation – granting clients complete peace of mind with a wholly professional service nationwide.

Sika’s waterproofing range is based around its renowned Sika 1 solution which holds over 100 years of successful and varied use, from Olympic swimming pools to the basements of internationally famed museums such as the Ashmolean Museum named as Building magazine’s Project of the Year, at the 2010 Building Awards. Supplemented with a range of high performance ancillary products, Sika 1 pre-bagged is certified by the British Board of Agrément to last the lifetime of the buildings to which it is applied. As the market’s leading waterproofing system, the Registered Contractor Service ensures that all projects that require waterproofing benefit from the proven performance of Sika 1pre-bagged, matched with exceptional technical service from Sika’s team and first class on site installation from one of the company’s Registered Contractors.

The main benefit of the Registered Contractor Scheme is the minimisation of risk. Not only can clients be sure of excellent standards of materials and workmanship, but both can be guaranteed for a period of ten years through back to back guarantees – Sika guaranteeing materials and the Registered Contractor

guaranteeing installation. This offers clients peace of mind that the waterproofing system they have specified will not let them down. Also, Registered Contractors are a one stop shop for Sika’s innovative and reliable products as they act as both supplier and installer for clients.

To ensure integrity, entry to the scheme for contractors is stringent with only the most skilled and reliable companies achieving accreditation. Registered contractors must be able to provide evidence of a stable trading history, good project references and a commitment to Health & Safety and the environment. In addition to this, companies must comply with all relevant British Standards, hold appropriate insurance cover and be VAT registered.

Once contractors enter the scheme they gain Provisional Contractor Status. They are then monitored for operative onsite performance – crucial for ensuring the proper installation of Sika’s waterproofing products – and corporate management. Once the company has satisfied Sika that it operates to the highest standards it is awarded Registered Contractor status.

Bob Orishaguna, Senior Sales Manager for Sika, commented, “Sika has been long established as a significant player within the field of structural waterproofing and we have worked hard to develop a good reputation for our materials. Over the years we have also been fortunate enough to build really good working relationships with the contractors that use our products. The Sika Registered Waterproofing Contractor scheme allows us to join forces to ensure top quality service from the manufacture all the way to installation of our products, providing a superb client experience.“

Crucially, the standards set by Sika are a result of many years’ experience. For decades Sika has been working with some of the most talented specialist contractors in the waterproofing industry, frequently family run companies that take the utmost pride in their work. Collaborating with these companies has set the high benchmark that Sika holds for its Registered Contractors.

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