Visqueen offers critical information on latest structural and gas protection challenges

To help architects and specifiers stay abreast of the latest structural waterproofing and gas protection challenges, Visqueen Building Products is offering a series of on-going CPD seminars. The one hour seminars, which can take place at the customer’s own premises, provide up-to-the minute, critical information on the latest regulations and best practice techniques relevant to this area of construction.

Nik Ullfors, Technical Support Manager at Visqueen Building Products, explains: “As a market leading provider of structural waterproofing and gas protection solutions, Visqueen enjoys an impressive track record and unrivalled levels of expertise. Our seminars are designed to share some of this knowledge and experience, and reflect our commitment to supporting our customers and the wider building industry.”

Delivered by Visqueen’s nationwide team of technical support managers, the seminars provide key learning across a range of areas pertinent to those involved in both new build and refurbishment projects. This includes information on the latest structural waterproofing and gas protection building regulations and guidance, as well as advice on product/system specification and best practice installation.

Numerous organisations across the UK have already taken advantage of the seminars including The Owen Ellis Partnership – an architectural design practice based in Liverpool.

Will Barralet from Owen Ellis Architects, said: “I’d previosuly attended a Visqueen CPD seminar on structural waterproofing in Manchester and found it to be of great use. It offered some truly valuable information in a compact format and I was keen to share the benefits of this with my colleagues.

“We subsquently asked Visqueen to stage a further seminar on gas protection at our offices. We encounter the need to build on gas contaminated land on a growing basis and the seminar offered an exceptional opportunity for those attending to either increase or refresh their knowledge."

Nik Ullfors from Visqueen adds: “To date, dozens of structural waterproofing and gas protection seminars have been delivered by Visqueen across the country and the feedback we’ve received has been nothing but positive.

“This is a challenging area of construction which can have grave consequences both for a building’s integrity and its occupants’ wellbeing if not handled correctly. The complexity of the issue is further compounded by on-going changes in building regulations and guidance, as well as advances in areas such as product development and installation techniques.

“The Visqueen CPD seminars help to simplify things for the architect or specifier by offering them all the information they need to stay abreast of the latest developments in structural waterproofing and gas protection in a handy, bite sized event.”

Those interested in arranging a Visqueen CPD seminar on structural waterproofing or gas protection can do so by calling 0845 304 2567 or by visiting the manufacturer’s website – www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk

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Image & Caption:  DPC installation CPD seminar.jpg; Encouraging excellence. Visqueen is staging a series of on-going CPD seminars to help architects and specifiers stay abreast of the latest structural waterproofing and gas protection developments,

For more information on this story, contact Wayne Mohammed at PRECISION on 0161 638 8714 or e-mail: wayne@weareprecision.com

Notes to Editors:

- Visqueen Building Products is a division of British Polythene Industries, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of polythene film.

- Through products created specifically for the construction industry, Visqueen Building Products offers a comprehensive array of solutions including damp proof courses, damp proof membranes, flame retardant films, gas protection systems, radon protection systems, storm water protection and vapour control layers.

- Working closely with sister business, bpi.recycled products (the largest recycler of waste polythene in Europe), Visqueen Building Products has become a major force in the supply of sustainable products

- Visqueen Building Products offers a variety of reprocessed plastic products including EcoMembrane®, the first damp proof membrane made from 100% recycled post-use waste, and Plaswood – a versatile range of plastic wood products stretching from street furniture to fencing.

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