SOPREMA UK

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ESSEX CM8 3UN

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Suppliers of: Waterproofing roofing membranes, Structural waterproofing membranes, flat roof waterproofing, green roof waterproofing, liquid waterproofing membranes, liquid membranes, metal roof decking, waterproofing systems

SOPREMA is an international manufacturer, offering innovative and cost effective waterproofing, insulation and soundproofing solutions and services both directly and through our network of distribution partners – enabling our customers to Build Better Buildings

WATERPROOFING PRODUCTS:

SOPREMA has over a century of experience manufacturing and developing highly efficient and reliable waterproofing systems in line with the ever-changing demands of the construction industry. One of the leading innovators in our field, we offer waterproofing solutions that range from bituminous waterproofing and liquid waterproofing to PVC waterproofing and TPO waterproofing (synthetic waterproofing). Our DUOFLEX Hot Melt structural waterproofing system is characterised by low lifecycle costs, self-healing properties and unrivalled waterproofing performance for inverted flat roof and podium deck applications.

BITUMINOUS WATERPROOFING

Protection against the elements. Our modified bitumen APP or SBS reinforced membranes have a high resistance and long service life.

SYNTHETIC WATERPROOFING

Synthetic TPO and PVC for innovative roofing structures, underground works, flat, inverted, cool and ballasted roofing applications.

LIQUID WATERPROOFING

A popular solution for roofing and sealing of roof details, terraces, balconies and parking garages.  Aesthetic finishing options available.

STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING

A bituminous hot melt system, designed for longevity and low life cycle costs. Applications include inverted roofs, ballasted and green roofs etc.

INSULATION PRODUCTS:

SOPREMA is not only recognised as a global leader in waterproofing, but also in insulation. Insulating buildings with durable, efficient and high-quality products and systems becomes increasingly important to help the current housing stock become futureproof, making it more energy-efficient and sustainable, and to adapt it to the changing climate. SOPREMA manufactures both thermal and acoustic insulation systems. We offer a wide range of XPS roof insulation boards of varying thickness, as well as PIR insulation. In addition, we lead the way in natural insulation with PAVATEX, a range of wood fibre insulation products with excellent thermal and acoustic performance.

PIR INSULATION

A wide range of PIR Insulation Solutions for all types of construction.

SOPRA XPS INSULATION

An extensive range of XPS Insulation Boards in a variety of thickness and specification.

ACOUSTIC INSULATION

Our range of Acoustic Insulation provides excellent sound absorbing as well as thermal qualities.

PAVATEX WOOD FIBRE INSULATION

A wide range of wood fibre insulation products with excellent thermal and acoustic performance.

MINERAL INSULATION

A range of natural products avaialble as loose fill and additives.

SOLUTIONS FOR WATERPROOFING BASEMENTS:

From ready-to-use emulsion primers and cold applied bituminous primers like AQUADERE STICK and ELASTOCOL 600 to waterproofing membranes such as COLPHENE: SOPREMA provides high-quality and easy-to-apply solutions for waterproofing basement walls and floors. The COLPHENE waterproofing range offers premium performance and durability for any below-ground waterproofing project. The bitumen membranes in our range for waterproofing basements are renowned for their innovation. COLPHENE BSW H and COLPHENE BSW V membranes, for instance, feature a unique SOPREMA technology called DUO SELVEDGE that guarantees safer installation. COLPHENE®1500, in turn, is an anti-root waterproofing membrane with excellent mechanical resistance and ditto adherence to an exceptionally wide range of substrates.

GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS:

Extensive green roofs (or sedum roofs) and intensive green roofs offer plenty of advantages. Turning mineral surfaces into green oases and creating new ecosystems, they reduce the urban heat island effect, increase biodiversity, improve water retention and filtration, and have excellent soundproofing and thermal insulation qualities. We provide regular green roof solutions that can easily be installed on all SOPREMA roofing and waterproofing systems, as well as inverted green roof systems with standard insulation or eco insulation. SOPREMA’s solutions for green roofs are specially designed with light weight, low maintenance, and ease of design and installation in mind. 

SOLUTIONS FOR SOLAR ENERGY MANAGEMENT:

From photovoltaic mounting systems to coatings and primers for cool roofs: SOPREMA has you covered when it comes to solar energy management on flat roofs. Our cool roofing products include ALSAN REFLECTROOF PRIMER, a white pigmented, fast‐curing PMMA-based primer, and ALSAN REFLECTROOF COATING, a stable, abrasion- and UV-resistant, pigmented methyl methacrylate-based resin formulation that is fast-curing, solvent-free and helps increase the reflectivity of bitumen and asphalt substrates. For solar panel roofing or solar roofs, our SOPRASOLAR FIX attachment system (with its rail protectors, support clips and speed clips) helps create a solar roof system of rigid photovoltaic panels directly on top of a waterproofing membrane.

WATERPROOFING CIVIL ENGINEERING STRUCTURES:

SOPREMA’s synthetic waterproofing (FLAGON) and bituminous waterproofing (ANTIROCK) product lines are suited to any type of civil engineering project, no matter its size or complexity. When it comes to synthetic waterproofing, we offer both TPO and PVC membranes that are bound to meet your project requirements, such as high resistance to wearing, tearing and puncture. Looking for solutions for waterproofing road bridges, rail bridges, basins, parking decks, dams, tunnels or other civil engineering structures? SOPREMA has got you covered with a product offer ranging from engineering membranes to primers and sealers, and even installation equipment. In the latter category, we have the MACADEN, a fully automatic machine with two hot air nozzles for installing thermofusible bituminous rolls on bridges and carparks, and the MINI-MACADEN, a smaller, self-propelled and self-guided machine for laying bituminous membranes.

Knowledge sharing by SOPREMA - SOPRAVOICE

SOPREMA’s reputation has been built on product quality, innovation and technical expertise. Sopravoice is SOPREMA’s waterproofing and insulation knowledge sharing platform. In this section of the website you will find tips and tricks from our experts, advice and thematic articles discussing important topics related to the waterproofing & insulation industry.

Further technical information is avaialble to download from the BPi Download Libraey or directly from the Manufacturer’s own website.

ACOUSTIC INSULATION Boards .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Boards Flat Roofing Applications
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Mats .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Metal Deck Roofs .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Metal Deck Roofs Airborne and Rain Noise Insulation
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Metal Deck Roofs Thermal Insulation System Incorporated
ACOUSTIC UNDERLAYS .
ACOUSTIC UNDERLAYS Concrete Slabs .
ACOUSTIC UNDERLAYS Flooring Underlays .
ACOUSTIC UNDERLAYS Parquet Floors .
ADHESIVES . .
ADHESIVES BY COMPOSITION Bitumen Base .
ADHESIVES BY COMPOSITION Hot Melt .
ADHESIVES FOR DIFFERENT PRODUCTS Bitumen Membranes .
ADHESIVES FOR DIFFERENT PRODUCTS Bitumen Membranes Hot Applied
ADHESIVES FOR DIFFERENT PRODUCTS Membrane Bonding .
AIRTIGHT ROOFING Air Barriers Pitched Roof
AIRTIGHT ROOFING AVCL Air and Vapour Control Layers Pitched Roof
AIRTIGHT ROOFING Collars .
AIRTIGHT ROOFING Membranes Pitched Roof
AIRTIGHT ROOFING Pitched Roof .
AIRTIGHT ROOFING Sealants .
AIRTIGHT ROOFING Systems Pitched Roof
AIRTIGHT ROOFING Vapour Control .
ANCHORS Insulation .
ANTI-SKID COATINGS Skid Resistant Coatings .
ANTI-SLIP SURFACING Preformed Rolls .
BALCONY Decking .
BALCONY Paving and Tile Supports .
BALCONY Waterproofing .
BASEMENT WATERPROOFING Membranes .
BASEMENT WATERPROOFING Tanking Membranes .
BATHROOM TANKING Membranes .
BITUMEN Coatings .
BITUMEN Emulsion .
BITUMEN Mastic .
BITUMEN Membranes Liquid
BITUMEN Membranes Preformed
BITUMEN Primers .
BITUMEN Rubber Emulsion .
BLUE ROOF SYSTEMS Green Roof Rainwater Attenuation .
BLUE ROOF SYSTEMS Stormwater Attenuation Systems .
BLUE ROOF SYSTEMS Stormwater Drainage Water Retention Drains
BOARDS Acoustic / Thermal .See Also INSULATION BOARDS: Acoustic
BOARDS EWI External Wall Insulation Applications .
BOARDS Exterior Sheathing .See Also SHEATHING BOARDS:
BOARDS Sheathing .
BRIDGE Waterproofing .
CANAL Waterproofing Systems .
CAR PARK Roof Waterproofing
CAR PARK Surfacing .
CAR PARKING DECKS Waterproof Coatings .
CELLAR WATERPROOFING . .
CELLAR WATERPROOFING Membranes .
CELLAR WATERPROOFING Rehabilitation .
CELLAR WATERPROOFING Systems .
CELLAR WATERPROOFING Tanking Membranes .
CERAMIC TILE Waterproofing Membranes Undertile
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Corrugated
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Troughed
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Steel Profiled
COATINGS Bituminous .
COATINGS Bituminous Bitumen Aluminium
COATINGS Bituminous Bitumen Rubber Latex
COATINGS Bituminous Elastomeric
COATINGS Bituminous Fibre Reinforced
COATINGS Bituminous Polymer Modified
COATINGS Concrete Protection .
COATINGS Concrete Protection Crack Bridging
COATINGS Concrete Protection Elastomeric Crack Accommodating
COATINGS Corrosion Resistant .
COATINGS External .
COATINGS Fibre Reinforced .
COATINGS Protective .
COATINGS Reflective .
COATINGS Reinforcement Mesh .
COATINGS Roof .See Also ROOF COATINGS:
COATINGS Skid Resistant Anti-Skid .
COATINGS Slip Resistant/Anti-Slip/Low Slip .
COATINGS Textured Coloured
COATINGS Vapour Barrier .
COATINGS Waterproof .
COATINGS Waterproofing .
COATINGS Waterproofing Polyurethane
COATINGS Waterproofing Polyurethane AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
COATINGS Waterproofing Polyurethane ᴮROOF(t4) Fire Rating
COATINGS Weatherproofing .
CONCRETE Curing Compounds .
CONCRETE Sealers .
CONCRETE Sealers New Concrete
CONCRETE: APPL. AFTER CONCRETE HAS CURED Barrier Coatings .
CONCRETE: APPL. AFTER CONCRETE HAS CURED Decorative Protective Coatings .
CONCRETE: APPL. AFTER CONCRETE HAS CURED Injection Systems Waterproofing
CONCRETE: APPL. AFTER CONCRETE HAS CURED Waterproofing Below Ground
CONCRETE: APPL. AFTER CONCRETE HAS CURED Waterproofing Surface
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Asphalt Coloured
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Polyester Coloured
DECK Waterproofing .
DRAINAGE Roof Gardens .
DRAINAGE SURFACE WATER Management Systems .
EXPANSION MOVEMENT JOINTS Membranes .
FIXINGS For Insulation Anchors Fasteners
FLASHINGS Bituminous Torch Applied .
FLAT ROOF Paving and Tile Supports .
FLAT ROOF Upgrades Upgrading Flat to Pitch Converting Systems
FLAT ROOF Waterproofing .
FLOOR COATINGS Car Parking Decks
FLOOR COATINGS Oil and Petrol Resistant Repellent
FLOOR COATINGS Skid Resistant .
FLOOR COATINGS Slip Resistant .
FLOOR COATINGS Slip Resistant Grit Chip Toppings
FLOOR COATINGS Waterproofing .
FLOORING UNDERLAYS Acoustic .
FOIL Insulation Heat Reflecting
GEOMEMBRANES Basin Lining .
GEOMEMBRANES Canals .
GEOMEMBRANES Containment Linings .
GEOMEMBRANES Hydraulic Structures .
GEOMEMBRANES Hydraulic Tunnels .
GEOMEMBRANES Hydraulic Works .
GEOMEMBRANES Hydropower Dams .
GEOMEMBRANES Japanese Knotweed Barrier .
GEOMEMBRANES Reservoir Lining .
GEOMEMBRANES Sewerage Systems .
GEOMEMBRANES Tunnel Waterproofing .
GEOMEMBRANES Underground Works .
GEOMEMBRANES Water Storage .
GEOMEMBRANES Weed Control Lining
GEOTEXTILES Drainage Structural Drainage
GEOTEXTILES Drainage Surface Drainage Sheets Sheeting
GEOTEXTILES Filtration .
GEOTEXTILES Geosynthetic Barriers Tree Root Barriers
GEOTEXTILES Protection .
GEOTEXTILES Soakaway .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Drainage and Water Storage Elements .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Drainage Membranes .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Filtration Layers .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Moisture Retention Mats Water Retention Drainage Sheets
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Pitched Roofs .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Protective Moisture Mats .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Rainwater Management Systems .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Reservoir Boards .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Vegetation Mats .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Vegetation Mats Dwarf Grass Mats
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Vegetation Mats Pictorial Seed Mats
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Vegetation Mats Wild Flower Meadow Mats
INSULATION Fixings .
INSULATION BOARDS Acoustic / Thermo-Acoustic .
INSULATION BOARDS Acoustic / Thermo-Acoustic Roofing Slabs
INSULATION BOARDS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
INSULATION BOARDS Bitumen Coated .
INSULATION BOARDS Built-Up Roofing .
INSULATION BOARDS Built-Up Roofing AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
INSULATION BOARDS Built-Up Roofing Foil Faced
INSULATION BOARDS Built-Up Roofing Refurbishment
INSULATION BOARDS Car Park Decks .
INSULATION BOARDS Cellular Glass Foamed Glass .
INSULATION BOARDS Cellular Glass Foamed Glass Bitumen Coated
INSULATION BOARDS CFC Free .
INSULATION BOARDS Cladding Applications .
INSULATION BOARDS Drylining .
INSULATION BOARDS Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) .
INSULATION BOARDS Extruded Polystyrene Foam (XPS) .
INSULATION BOARDS Extruded Polystyrene Foam (XPS) BS 13164 CE Marked
INSULATION BOARDS Extruded Polystyrene Foam (XPS) High Load Applications
INSULATION BOARDS Flexible .
INSULATION BOARDS Flooring .
INSULATION BOARDS Floors .
INSULATION BOARDS Foil Faced .
INSULATION BOARDS Ground Floor Insulation .
INSULATION BOARDS HCFC Free .
INSULATION BOARDS High Compressive Strength .
INSULATION BOARDS Humidity Regulating .
INSULATION BOARDS Loft Insulation .
INSULATION BOARDS Party Walls Thermo-Acoustic
INSULATION BOARDS Passivhaus Constructions .
INSULATION BOARDS Polyisocyanurate Foam (PIR) .
INSULATION BOARDS Polyisocyanurate Foam (PIR) Foil Faced
INSULATION BOARDS Polystyrene .
INSULATION BOARDS Recycled Cotton Fibre .
INSULATION BOARDS Roof Gardens Green Roofs
INSULATION BOARDS Roof Lining .
INSULATION BOARDS Roof Lining Warm Roofs
INSULATION BOARDS Roof Refurbishment .
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications .
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Built-Up Systems
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Cement Topped
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Cut-to-Falls
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Extruded Polystyrene Foam (XPS)
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Flat Roof
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Flat Roof Refurbishment
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Flat Warm Roof
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Foil Faced
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Green Roofs
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Inverted Roof
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Metal Roofs
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Pitched Roofs
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Protected Membrane Systems
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Rafter Infill
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Rafter Overlay Systems
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Refurbishment Rafter Infill
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Single Ply Roofing
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Single Ply Roofing Refurbishment
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Tapered Systems
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Tapered Systems Flat Roof
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Warm Roof
INSULATION BOARDS Sarking Board .
INSULATION BOARDS Semi Rigid Slabs .
INSULATION BOARDS Solid Wall Insulation Lime Plaster and Plasterboard Applications
INSULATION BOARDS Timber Frame Applications .
INSULATION BOARDS Wall Lining Insulating
INSULATION BOARDS Walls .
INSULATION BOARDS Wood Fibre .
INSULATION BOARDS Wood Fibre Flexible Slabs
INSULATION BOARDS Wood Fibre natureplus Certified
INSULATION EXTERNAL BOARD AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
INSULATION EXTERNAL BOARD Cladding Applications .
INSULATION EXTERNAL BOARD EWI ETICS .See Also EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS:
INSULATION EXTERNAL BOARD Render Applications .
INSULATION EXTERNAL BOARD Wood Fibre .
INSULATION EXTERNAL BOARD Wood Fibre natureplus Certified
INSULATION MATS Acoustic See also ACOUSTIC INSULATION
INSULATION MATS Recycled Cellullose Thermo-Acoustic
INSULATION MATS Wood Fibre Insulation Batts .
INSULATION SHEETS (THIN) Aluminium Foil .
LANDSCAPING Area Waterproofing .
LANDSCAPING Fabrics .
LANDSCAPING Weed Suppression Weed Control Fabric Invasive Weeds
MEMBRANE LAYING MACHINES Automated Installation Systems .
MEMBRANES Acoustic .
MEMBRANES AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
MEMBRANES APP Modified Bitumen .
MEMBRANES AVCL Air and Vapour Control Layers Airtight Applications
MEMBRANES Ballasted .
MEMBRANES Bitumen .
MEMBRANES Bitumen Self-Adhesive
MEMBRANES Bridge Decking Grade .
MEMBRANES Car Parking Decks .
MEMBRANES Chemical Resistant .
MEMBRANES Damp Proofing DPM .
MEMBRANES Drinking Water Applications .
MEMBRANES Elastomeric .
MEMBRANES Elastomeric / Bitumen .
MEMBRANES EPR Ethylene Propylene Rubber .
MEMBRANES Expansion Movement Joints .
MEMBRANES Exposed .
MEMBRANES Floor Flooring
MEMBRANES High Performance .
MEMBRANES Microperforated Perforated
MEMBRANES Non-Vapour Permeable .
MEMBRANES Oxidized Bitumen .
MEMBRANES PBE Bitumen .
MEMBRANES Pitch Polymer .
MEMBRANES Polymer Modified Bitumen .
MEMBRANES Polyolefine TPO Thermoplastic Polyolefine
MEMBRANES Puncture Resistant .
MEMBRANES PVC .
MEMBRANES PVC AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
MEMBRANES PVC Antibacterial Antimicrobial
MEMBRANES PVC RAL Colours
MEMBRANES PVC Reinforced
MEMBRANES PVC Standing Seam Profiles Incorporated
MEMBRANES PVC Transparent
MEMBRANES PVC Two Colour Signal Layer
MEMBRANES Reinforced Polymer .
MEMBRANES Reinforced PVC .
MEMBRANES Root Barriers .
MEMBRANES Root Barriers DIN 4062
MEMBRANES Root Barriers FFL FLL Test (Germany)
MEMBRANES Root Barriers prEN 13948
MEMBRANES SBS Modified Bitumen .
MEMBRANES Self Adhesive .
MEMBRANES Single Ply .
MEMBRANES Solar Reflective .
MEMBRANES Structural Waterproofing .
MEMBRANES Structural Waterproofing AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
MEMBRANES Sub-Base Course .
MEMBRANES Tank Lining Potable Water
MEMBRANES Tanking .See Also MEMBRANES: Waterproofing
MEMBRANES Tear Resistant .
MEMBRANES Under Roadway Hydrocarbon and Oil Resistant
MEMBRANES Under Roadway PVC Sheeting
MEMBRANES Vapour Barrier .
MEMBRANES Vapour Barrier For Built-Up Roofing
MEMBRANES Vapour Proof .
MEMBRANES VCL Vapour Control Layer .
MEMBRANES Vehicle Parking Decks .
MEMBRANES Water Storage .
MEMBRANES Waterproofing .
MEMBRANES Wetroom Applications .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED BITU-PU (Bitumen Polyurethane) .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Bitumen Liquid Emulsion .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Bitumen Polymer Modified .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Bitumen Rubber Emulsion .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Chemical Resistant .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Decorative .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Elastomeric .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Elastomeric Polyurethane
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Elastomeric Vapour Permeable
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Hot Melt .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Hot Melt Hot Applied Bitumen
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Hot Melt Hot Applied Bitumen AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Hot Melt Protection Sheets
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Polyurethane .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Reinforcement Mesh .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Roof Repairing .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Slip Resistant .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Solar Reflective .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Traffic Bearing Systems .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Transparent Finish .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Vapour Barrier .Sprayed or Brush Applied
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Vapour Barrier Primer and Insulation Adhesive Combined
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Wetroom .
PEDESTALS Rooftop Support Systems Roof Mounted
PODIUM DECK SURFACES Waterproofing Systems .
PRIMERS For Bitumen Membranes .
PRIMERS For Civil Engineering Applications .
PRIMERS For Concrete .
PRIMERS For Concrete Civil Engineering Applications
PRIMERS For Liquid Membranes .
PRIMERS For Waterproofing Membranes .
PRIMERS: TYPES Bitumen .
PRIMERS: TYPES Epoxy Resin Based .
PRIMERS: TYPES Low Odour .
PRIMERS: TYPES Polyurethane PU .
PRIMERS: TYPES Vapour Barrier and Insulation Glue Combined .
PRIMERS: TYPES Vapour Barrier Combined .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Flow Control Devices
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Green Roofs
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Commercial .
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Domestic .
REFLECTIVE FOIL Insulation Heat Reflecting
RESERVOIR Construction Membranes .
ROOF Complete Systems .
ROOF Landscaping Membranes
ROOF Weathering Collars
ROOF CLADDINGS . .
ROOF CLADDINGS Profiled Sheets .
ROOF COATINGS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
ROOF COATINGS Waterproofing Elastomeric
ROOF COATINGS Waterproofing Existing Roofs
ROOF COATINGS Waterproofing Polyurethane
ROOF COATINGS Waterproofing Polyurethane AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOF COATINGS Waterproofing Polyurethane ᴮROOF(t4) Fire Rating
ROOF DRAINAGE Blue Roofs Water Retention Drains
ROOF DRAINS See Also ROOF OUTLETS: Rainwater: .
ROOF GARDEN Roofing Systems .
ROOF GARDEN Waterproofing .
ROOF INSULATION Roofing .
ROOF LININGS Insulation Boards .
ROOF LININGS Insulation Boards Warm Roof Linings
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater .
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Flat Roof
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Insulated Roof
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Water Retention Drains (Blue Roofs)
ROOF PANELS Decking .
ROOF REFURBISHMENT Systems .
ROOF TILES Asphalt Shingles See Also SHINGLES:
ROOF VENTILATORS Breather .
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems .
ROOF WALKWAYS Rooftop Walkway Systems Safety Walkways
ROOF WATERPROOFING Waterproofing Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING Surface Treatments Waterproofing
ROOFING MEMBRANES .See Also ROOFING UNDERLAYS: PITCHED ROOF MEMBRANES
ROOFING MEMBRANES Acoustic Insulation .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Acoustic Insulation Fire Resistant UNE-EN 13501-1:2007 Euroclass B
ROOFING MEMBRANES Acoustic Insulation Flexible Viscoelastic
ROOFING MEMBRANES Acoustic Insulation Metal Deck Roofs
ROOFING MEMBRANES Adhered Systems Cold Laid Applied
ROOFING MEMBRANES AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Aluminium Effect .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Ballasted Systems .
ROOFING MEMBRANES BRE Certificate Holders .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Breather See Also ROOFING UNDERLAYS: PITCHED ROOF MEMBRANES
ROOFING MEMBRANES Built-Up Systems .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Chemical Resistant .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Anti-Slip
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Coloured
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Coloured RAL Colours
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Concrete Substrates
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Elastomeric
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied PMMA Resin
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied PMMA Resin AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Reinforced
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Skid Resistant Anti-Skid Finish
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Solar Reflective
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied UV Resistant
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Waterproof
ROOFING MEMBRANES Coloured .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Combined Fleece Layer .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Copper Effect .
ROOFING MEMBRANES EPR (Ethylene Propylene Rubber) Modified Polyolefine TPO
ROOFING MEMBRANES Flat Roof .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Green Roof .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Homogenous .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Hot Melt Bitumen
ROOFING MEMBRANES Hot Melt Bitumen AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING MEMBRANES Incorporating Slip Resistant Walkway .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Inverted Roof Systems .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Lead Effect .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Mechanically Fixed Systems .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Metal Faced Edge Trim
ROOFING MEMBRANES Pitched Roof Underlay Undertiling Underslating See Also ROOFING UNDERLAYS PITCHED ROOF MEMBRANES:
ROOFING MEMBRANES PVC Thermoplastic
ROOFING MEMBRANES Re-Roofing .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Refurbishment .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Reinforced Mesh Reinforcement .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Roof Garden Systems .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Single Ply Systems .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Solar Reflective .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Structural Waterproofing .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Structural Waterproofing AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING MEMBRANES Vapour Permeable .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Waterproofing .
ROOFING SHEETS Corrugated .
ROOFING SHEETS Flexible Rolls: AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
ROOFING SHEETS Flexible Rolls: PVC .
ROOFING SHEETS Flexible Rolls: Reinforced PVC .
ROOFING SHEETS Flexible Rolls: Single Ply Layer Systems .
ROOFING SHEETS Flexible Rolls: Solar Reflective .
ROOFING SHEETS Flexible Rolls: Torch Applied .
ROOFING SHEETS Flexible Rolls: Torch Applied Capsheets
ROOFING SHEETS Flexible Rolls: Torch Applied Granular Mineral Surface UV Resistant
ROOFING SHEETS Green Roof .
ROOFING SHEETS Green Roof Drainage
ROOFING SHEETS Green Roof Drainage/Irrigation
ROOFING SHEETS Green Roof Root Penetration Barrier
ROOFING SHEETS Green Roof Water Storage
ROOFING SHEETS Profiled .
ROOFING SYSTEMS .
ROOFING SYSTEMS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Bituminous AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING SYSTEMS Bituminous FM Approved
ROOFING SYSTEMS Blue Roofs .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Brown Roofs .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Built-Up Systems .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Built-Up Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING SYSTEMS Cold Liquid Applied .See Also ROOFING MEMBRANES: Cold Liquid Applied
ROOFING SYSTEMS Cold Pitched .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Curved .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Flat Roof .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Flat Roof Cold Roof .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Flat Roof Refurbishment .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Flat Roof Warm Roof .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Green Roofs .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Hot Melt .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Insulated FM Approved .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Insulated Inverted Roofs .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Load Bearing Profiled Sheets .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Refurbishment .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Single Layer Membrane .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Single Layer Membrane AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING SYSTEMS Single Layer Membrane Coloured Membrane
ROOFING SYSTEMS Single Ply .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Single Ply AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
ROOFING UNDERLAYS PITCHED ROOF MEMBRANES AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
ROOFING UNDERLAYS PITCHED ROOF MEMBRANES AVCL Air and Vapour Control Layers .
ROOFING UNDERLAYS PITCHED ROOF MEMBRANES Barrier Membranes .
ROOFING UNDERLAYS PITCHED ROOF MEMBRANES Discontinuous Roofing .
ROOFING UNDERLAYS PITCHED ROOF MEMBRANES Plastic Microperforated Perforated
ROOFING UNDERLAYS PITCHED ROOF MEMBRANES Undertile .
ROOFING UNDERLAYS PITCHED ROOF MEMBRANES Undertiling Underslating AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING UNDERLAYS PITCHED ROOF MEMBRANES Vapour Permeable Breather Type
ROOFTOP SUPPORT SYSTEMS (ROOF MOUNTED) Paving and Tile Supports .
SARKING Board Insulating
SARKING Board Sarking Sheathing Board
SEALANTS By Special Function Airtight Applications
SEALANTS Mastic .
SEALANTS Mastic: by Composition: Bitumen Hot Applied
SEALANTS Mastic: by Composition: Bituminous
SEALANTS Mastic: by Composition: Polyurethane Pouring Grade
SEALANTS Mastic: by Special Function: Membrane Overlaps
SEALANTS Mastic: by Special Function: Parking Decks
SHEATHING BOARDS Exterior .
SHINGLES Asphalt Shingles .
SHINGLES Asphalt Shingles BS 5534
SHINGLES Bitumen .
SHINGLES Bitumen BS 5534
SHINGLES Bitumen Copper Cladding
SHINGLES Bitumen Zinc Cladding
SHINGLES BS 5534 .
SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS Roofing Membrane Photovoltaic PV .
SOLAR ROOFING MEMBRANES Photovoltaic PV Generating Energy .
SOUNDPROOFING Floors .
SOUNDPROOFING Metal Deck Roofs .
SOUNDPROOFING Underlay .
STORMWATER Drainage Blue Roofs Water Retention Drains
STORMWATER Management Systems .
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING Access Roadways .
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING Flat Roofs .
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING Flat Roofs AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING Green Roofs .
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING Membranes .
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING Plaza Decks .
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING Protected Roofs .
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING Substructures .
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING Systems .
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING Tanking Membranes .
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING Tanking Systems .
STRUCTURAL WATERPROOFING Water Features .
SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT .See Also RAINWATER MANAGEMENT and STORMWATER: .
SWIMMING POOL Construction Accessories .
SWIMMING POOL Lining Systems .
SWIMMING POOL Linings PVC-P Liners
SWIMMING POOL Linings Renovating Liners
TANKING Systems .
TANKING Systems Waterproofing Membranes
TANKING Systems Waterproofing Systems
TAPES Self-Adhesive .See Also ADHESIVE TAPES
TAPES Waterproof .
TAPES Waterproofing .
TAPES Waterproofing Self-Adhesive
TERRACE Paving and Tile Supports .
TIMBER FRAME HOUSING Insulation .
TUNNEL LININGS PVC .
TUNNEL LININGS Repairable Single Layer Systems .
TUNNEL LININGS Repairable Vacuum Systems .
TUNNEL LININGS TPO Thermoplastic Polyolefin .
UNDERLININGS For Built-Up Roofing .
UNDERLININGS For Torch-On Roofing .
UNDERLININGS For Waterproofing .
WALKWAY Slip Resistant Surfacing .
WALKWAYS Flat Roof .
WALKWAYS Roof .
WATERPROOFING LIQUIDS Cold Applied .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS . .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Balcony .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Barrel Structures .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Bathrooms/Wetrooms .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Bridge Decks .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Civil Engineering Structures .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Cold Applied Liquid .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Complex Profiles .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Dome Structures .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Facades .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Floor .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Green Roofs .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Repair Compounds .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Traffic Bearing .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Tunnels .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Underground Structures .
WATERWAY Linings .
WETROOM WATERPROOFING Tanking Systems .
ALSAN FLASHING JARDIN Liquid Waterproofing
AERISOL FLAM Roof Membranes
ALSAN Liquid Waterproofing
ALSAN FLASHING QUADRO Liquid Waterproofing
ANTIROCK Bituminous Waterproofing Systems
AQUADERE Bitumen Primers
CIVILROCK Civil Engineering Tunnel Waterproofing Systems
CIVILROCK FLAGON Tunnel Lining Membranes
COLPHENE Self-Adhesive Membranes
COLTACK Membrane Adhesives
COPPER ART Roofing Membrane
DRAINI Roof Outlets
DRAINI ALSAN Roof Outlets
DRAINI FLAG Roof Outlets
DRAINI TRONCO Roof Outlets
DUOFLEX Structural Waterproofing
EFYOS Insulation
ELASTOCOL Primers
FLAG Synthetic Waterproofing
FLAGON Underground Structure Waterproofing
FLAGON GEOP Geomembranes
FLAGON PVC Waterproofing Membranes
FLASHING TP Liquid Membranes
GEOLAND HT Geotextiles
GLACIVAP Primers
HECO-TOPIX Insulation Fixings
HECO-TOPIX THERM Insulation Fixings
ISO-BLOCO Joint Sealing Tapes
ISOLAIR Insulation Boards
MACADEN Membrane Laying Machines
MAMMOUTH NEO Waterproofing Membranes
MINI-MACADEN Membrane Laying Machines
MINI-MAMMOUTH Membrane Laying Machines
PAVABOND Adhesives
PAVACOLL Adhesives
PAVADRY Wood Fibre Insulation
PAVAFIX Sealing Tapes
PAVAFLEX Flexible Wood Fibre Insulation Slabs
PAVAFLEX PLUS Flexible Wood Fibre Insulation Slabs
PAVAPRIM Primers
PAVATAPE Sealing Tapes
PAVATAPE FLEX Sealing Tapes
PAVATEX Insulation
PAVATEXTIL P Recycled Cotton Insulation Boards
PAVATHERM Wood Fibre Insulation
PLASTIGUM Bitumen Membranes
PROTECDRAIN HDPE Protection for Buried Walls
PROTECDRAIN FILTRE Drainage Sheet
RETENTIO Rainwater Attenuation
SILVER ART Roofing Membrane
SKYWATER Rainwater Management
SLOWLL Rainwater Flow Limiting Devices
SOPRA XPS Insulation Boards
SOPRABOND 525 Adhesives
SOPRACOVER Warranty
SOPRADERE QUICK Primers
SOPRADRAIN Green Roof Drainage
SOPRADVANCE Concrete Curing Compounds
SOPRAJOINT Bitumen Membranes
SOPRALENE Bitumen Membranes
SOPRALENE FLAM Bitumen Membranes
SOPRALENE OPTIMA Bitumen Membranes
SOPRALIGHT Rooflights
SOPRANATURE Green Roofs
SOPRAPLAC Corrugated Asphalt Sheets
SOPRAPLAC ONDULEE Corrugated Asphalt Sheets
SOPRAPLOT Paving Supports
SOPRAROCK Bitumen Membranes
SOPRASEAL Mastics & Sealants
SOPRASOLAR FIX Solar Panel Fixing Systems
SOPRASOLIN Self-Adhesive Waterproofing Tapes
SOPRASTICK Bitumen Membranes
SOPRASWELL B Swellable Joint Seals
SOPRATHERM Thermal Insulation
SOPRATORCH Torch Applied Membranes
SOPRATUILE Bitumen Shingles
SOPRAVAP Vapour Barrier Membranes
SOPREMA Bituminous Waterproofing Membranes
STRATEC 2 Roofing Underlays
STRATEC II Roofing Underlays
TECSOUND Acoustic Insulation
TECSOUND DECK Acoustic Insulation for Metal Deck Roofs
VELAPHONE Acoustic Underlay
VENTIGLASS Roofing Underlays
VENTIROCK Roofing Underlays

Soprema : Colphene foundation systems are now BBA certified

January 2022

We are pleased to announce that our Colphene BSW products – both the pre-applied and post-applied membrane systems – have been awarded an Agrément Certificate. The British Board of Agrément (BBA) is globally recognised for product performance benchmarking and setting standards. Hence, a BBA certification indicates high quality, experience and reliability, offering both you and your clients peace of mind. Some of the key factors assessed were resistance to water, water vapour, hydrostatic pressure, underground gases and mechanical damage, next to adhesion and durability. Read on to discover the many benefits of the Colphene BSW range for your civils projects.
Colphene systems: applications and composition

Colphene systems are designed for sub-structure waterproofing in civil engineering projects, for below-grade slabs and walls. The bituminous membranes are compatible with all types of foundations (from piles to isolated footings with stitch slabs), they are fully bonded to structural concrete and are adapted to hydrostatic water head and construction methodology. Colphene BSW bituminous membranes for basements can be pre-applied (i.e., laid before the structural concrete is poured) or post-applied (i.e., installed after the concrete is poured) – depending on the construction method.

The exact composition of the Colphene BSW systems depends on the maximum level of water that is considered in the design of the structure, so preparatory studies are needed to establish the right solution for each zone, for details and for possible connections with other waterproofing systems.

Given that the state of the substrate is crucial for the quality of the overall waterproofing, general dewatering and thorough cleaning are in order; punctual or linear defaults of the substrate/support should be repaired; spalls and gravel nests must be patched; and any protruding elements must be removed.

Product overview

The Colphene range of pre-applied membranes consists of

loose-laid waterproofing membranes: Colphene BSW Unilay HP (with BSW referring to Basement Side Waterproofing), Colphene BSW H and Colphene BSW H 3.5
self-adhesive waterproofing membranes: Colphene BSW V and Colphene BSW V 3.0,
and protection membranes: Colphene BSW Protect’R, Colphene BSW Protect’R 3.0 and Colphene 3000 HT.

Colphene Pre Applied Membranes-BBA

For post-applied systems, the options are:

loose-laid waterproofing membranes: Colphene BSW Unilay HP, Colphene BSW H and Colphene BSW H 3.5,
self-adhesive waterproofing membranes: Colphene 1500, Colphene BSW V, Colphene BSW V 3.0, Colphene BSW Protect’R, Colphene BSW Protect’R 3.0 and Colphene 3000 HT.
and torch-on membranes: Protec Fondation and Colphene FLAM 30.

Colphene Post Applied Membranes- BBA
Exceptional strength and durability

The top surface of Colphene BSW membranes is covered with silicon dioxide crystals. When concrete is poured on the membrane in a pre-applied scenario, these crystals ensure full bonding as they become integrated in the concrete matrix. Moreover, the increase in temperature that comes with the concrete curing causes a light softening of the bitumen. In combination with the structural weight, this softening results in a strong, irreversible bonding of the membrane to the poured structural concrete, preventing any possible lateral migration of water between the membrane and the structure, and limiting the risk of water entering the structure. In a post-applied scenario, the membrane is bonded to the concrete support either by welding or self-adhesion.

When fully protected and under normal service conditions, Colphene BSW systems will provide an effective barrier for the life of the structure in which they are incorporated.
Resistance to gases and compatibility

When completely sealed and consolidated, Colphene systems are impervious to water and will resist the passage of water under hydrostatic pressure from the ground, enabling the structure to meet the relevant requirements of the Building Regulations. In addition, the Colphene BSW V membrane will restrict the ingress of underground gases such as radon, methane and carbon dioxide into buildings. Colphene BSW H will restrict the ingress of radon gas from naturally occurring sources. Colphene membranes can be used on their own or with other compatible systems, like ALSAN liquid applications.

Green building: SOPREMA leads the way with new XPS plant in Belgium

December 2021

Technology and ecology go hand in hand at the new SOPREMA XPS plant in Tongeren, Belgium, which stands out in terms of both design and carbon footprint.

For their new plant in Tongeren, Belgium, SOPREMA presented architectural firm WIL-MA Wastiau with a well-defined task: to design a highly functional production and distribution centre that puts ecology first. The collaboration resulted in a fossil-free, nearly zero-energy industrial building with Corten steel accents and green roofs that effortlessly blend into the landscape.
Sustainable product, sustainable building

For SOPREMA, taking the green road for its new XPS production plant and distribution centre in Tongeren was a logical thing to do. Sustainable building practices are not only the sole futureproof option available; they also tie in neatly with the sustainable character of SOPREMA’s XPS range itself, which is 100% recyclable and produced by climate-friendly CO2 technology – with Green Guide Ratings A for SOPRA XPS SL and XPS 500 as a result. For the new Tongeren building, SOPREMA ambitiously and successfully opted for circular construction, with the help of WIL-MA Wastiau and construction firm Cordeel.
Green roofing as ‘fifth façade’

“Integrating a functional logistical complex into its surroundings was the first challenge we faced”, W. Allen Zimmerman (Chief Architect at WIL-MA Wastiau) explains. “We were inspired by the rectangular farmhouses typical of the region. To make the building blend into the landscape, we experimented with green roofing, which is quite unique for industrial construction projects.” Because the SOPREMA plant is situated lower than the adjacent highway, the green roofs form a fifth façade, blending into the environment thanks to their green and earthy colours. As a living material, the Corten steel of the office buildings even strengthens the connection to the complex’s surroundings. Finally, by having the curves of the design refer to the trunk of the mammouth in the SOPREMA logo, the overall look underlines SOPREMA’s brand identity.

Completely circular building

“We went to great lengths to create a completely circular concept that aligns the flow of the products with the flow of the people working in the building”, Zimmerman continues. “On the one hand, there is the production site, where used XPS and EPS are recycled into new products. And on the other, you have the distribution centre, featuring a warehouse that ships other SOPREMA products to locations all over Europe. We also split the offices of both business units. A covered walkway in Corten steel connects the buildings, simultaneously creating a visual barrier that hides the XPS stored in the courtyard from view”, Zimmerman adds. “In this phase, the walkway also ‘completes’ the project, even though the building will only assume its final ‘rectangular farmhouse’ shape at a later stage”, says Kristien Olaerts, Commercial Director at Cordeel.
SOPREMA’s insulation and waterproofing solutions

The SOPREMA building covers an area of 23,000 m2. “To implement the design, we of course relied on SOPREMA’s insulation and waterproofing solutions whenever possible, for the roofs, walls and floors”, Zimmerman explains. “One of the things I like most about working with SOPREMA is that they are so closely involved in the selection of the materials. Thanks to the flexibility and resourcefulness of the SOPREMA team, we ended up with quite the unusual flooring choice for a large part of the 23,000 m2 offices, namely beautiful black polyurethane from the ALSAN liquid waterproofing range.” Olaerts adds that the floor of the 7,500 m2 production hall was insulated with SOPRA XPS, and that Cordeel used the same insulation material between the concrete panels of their own building at the Cordeel production site.

Various roofing shapes and build-ups

The design of the building is highly complex, with a wide range of roofing shapes and build-ups on various substrates, from steel deck to concrete. On the buildings along the highway, an intensive green roof with a substantial layer of substrate and thick vegetation (on the roofs of the office buildings) merges into an extensive green roof with more thinly planted vegetation (for the roof of the production site). The fire compartmentation is nearly invisible. IBIC, a sister company of Cordeel, took care of the green roofing and all the roof safety solutions.

“We are very proud to have been a part of this unique, complex project, which was quite challenging both in terms of engineering and technique.”
Kristien Olaerts, Commercial Director at Cordeel

Tight schedule for the (green) roofs

“The tight schedule we were on, combined with the high level of finishing that was required, did not make for the easiest working conditions”, Olaerts admits. “In April 2019, we were asked to have the production part of the building ready by September, so that the machinery could be installed. Fortunately (and for obvious reasons), we had swift access to the materials we needed. In addition, the thorough 3D planning, the prefabricated character of the building and the excellent collaborations (with all the parties involved in the construction process as well as with the authorities) ensured that we were completely prepared for the job.”

“We created a kind of ‘factory campus’ – a beautiful place to work that makes people feel right at home. That human touch was an important part of the ecological concept, too.”
Allen Zimmerman, Chief Architect at WIL-MA Wastiau

Durable, sustainable, fossil-free and nearly zero-energy

“At SOPREMA’s explicit request, the construction site was low-energy and fossil-free”, Olaerts explains. The use of heat pumps and heat recuperation has resulted in a nearly zero-energy warehouse and zero-energy offices. The green roofs not only create a stunning look but also act as a buffer and allow excess water to drain away. On some of the other roofs, in turn, solar panels were installed. Zimmerman clarifies that second life-principles were rigorously applied as well: “Though the building was designed specifically for SOPREMA, it is perfectly suited for a second life, too. Thanks to its durable materials and robust and functional character, the plant would make a great home for any company. We purposely created an industrial work environment with a human feel – a ‘factory campus’, if you will, that people love to spend time in and work in.”

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