Specification made simple

Visqueen Building Products is taking steps to reduce the demands on today’s busy architect or specifier. The leading manufacturer of building films has just launched a definitive new guide which makes it easier than ever to specify the right structural waterproofing or gas protection solution in line with a project’s parameters and the latest building regulations.

“As Europe’s largest manufacturer of high performance building films, Visqueen Building Products offers an enormous array of products covering everything from hydrocarbon protection systems and tanking membranes to damp proof courses, vapour barriers and flame retardant protective sheeting” explains Cameron Yates, Marketing Manager at the business.

“Add to this the need to comply with evolving and increasingly complex building regulations and it’s not always easy to know what the best product is for a given job. The new Visqueen Specifier’s Guide to Structural Waterproofing & Gas Protection Systems directly addresses that issue.”

Launched as part of Visqueen’s commitment to offering complete solutions consisting of the best products and the best service, the 105 page guide provides a comprehensive overview of the manufacturer’s range as well as guidance on recommended product usage, detailed installation instructions and expert advice on tackling difficult gas protection and structural waterproofing challenges.

It also outlines some of the many innovative support initiatives offered by Visqueen Building Products as part of its desire to streamline the workloads of its customers. This includes access to national team of Visqueen Technical Support Managers (TSMs) who are able to draw on their extensive experience in the construction industry to provide advice on product selection and system design, as well as on-site training.

The new guide also provides in-depth information on Visqueen Building Products’ one hour, CPD certified seminars which cover a wide range of topics including the protection of buildings on gas contaminated land.

With the need to employ such land looking set to become a future necessity due to acute land shortages, this course provides key learning on newly introduced Building Regulation guidance and is delivered in-line with documents such as CIRIA C665, BS8485 and the new CIRIA VOCs handbook.

A further section of the guide highlights Visqueen Building Products’ strong environmental credentials such as its widespread use of 100% recycled polythene in many of its products. As these films are made from UK waste recycled at UK facilities, they have a considerably lower carbon footprint than most other recycled building films which are commonly produced in the Far East.

Commenting on the launch of the new Visqueen Building Products Specifier’s Guide, Cameron Yates adds: “Visqueen Building Products may be one of the biggest and best known manufacturers in building films but we’ve never seen our success as cause for complacency. Instead, we continue to invest back into our business – into developing new products that meet our customers’ needs and into finding new ways of adding value and of enhancing their success.

“The launch of the new Visqueen Specifier’s Guide to Structural Waterproofing & Gas Protection Systems maintains that tradition. It makes the specification of the right product quick and easy – and especially so when used in conjunction with our website which offers over 176 downloadable documents including datasheets.

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