TOR COATINGS LIMITED
Unit 21, White Rose Way
Tyne & Wear NE10 8YX
Tel: 0191 410 6611
Fax: 0191 492 0125
Suppliers of: Waterproof Coatings, Resin Floor Coatings, Elastomeric Decorative Coating Systems, Liquid Applied Roofing, Fire Upgrading Decorative Coatings / Paints.
THE BUILDING PROTECTION AND LIQUID ROOFING EXPERTS Established in 1975 and with over 40 years’ experience in the buildings coatings industry, Tor Coatings is a true specialist in its field.
At Tor Coatings, we have a comprehensive range of building coating products which accommodate the needs of any organisation looking to safeguard their premises. Whether your building is undergoing refurbishment or in construction, you can use our specialist coating products to prolong structural integrity and prevent damage. Our range includes both interior and exterior building protection products, along with our specialist business services.
Cladding and Pitched Roof Systems
Unicover™ W - has been developed for the fast and cost effective refurbishment of external vertical wall cladding and large internal projects.
Unicover™ S - Is a single coat fast-drying system developed for the refurbishment of architectural cladding.
- Unicover™ Ultra S - Roof and Cladding Finish has been specifically designed to provide a high performance and attractive finish for the refurbishment, decoration and protection of weathered roof and vertical sheet cladding.
Flat Roof Coating Systems
Elastaseal™ Z Series - The Elastaseal™ Z series offers all the benefits of a polyurethane liquid applied roof system but emits no solvent odour during application. Suitable for warm cold and inverted roofs the Elastaseal Z series offers fast application on existing roofs wirh weathered, worn or damaged substrate.
Balcony Coating Systems
- Elastadeck™ Z - Designed to waterproof balconys and walkways with minimal disruption Elastadeck is a fast curing coating system with low odour giving ease of application and boasts the fastest installation time ever seen.
Raincoat™ Cladding Finish - A fast drying cost effective solution with a stunning finish.
Torshield™ Masonry Systems - The Torshield™ Masonry Smooth System offers a long life, high performance coating suitable for use on external new or previously painted surfaces.
Torprufe™ EMF Masonry System - Torprufe™ EMF is an elastomeric water-based acrylic coating system. It has been designed for high performance decoration and protection of external masonry, including cement, concrete and cementitious renders, giving a matt, opaque finish.
Torlife™ Exterior AG System - A protective system designed to withstand repeated graffiti attacks.
- Torrex - A complete range of fire protective coatings for communal area, designed to restrict the spread of flame in a fire scenario
- Torstrip™ WBS Water-Based Stripping System - Torstrip™ WBS is used to remove existing multi-layered paint from walls and ceilings. It is also highly efficient in removing textured coatings (such as artex).
Torstrip™ ABS Water-Based Paint Stripping System - Torstrip ABS is a new faster acting water based paint stripper which is more effective than previous products. Torstrip™ ABS is designed to remove existing multi-layered paint from walls and ceilings.
Tortread™ SP Floor Systems - are a range of single-pack, general use, light duty floor coatings that offer an easy to apply, cost effective, surface with good wear resistance.
Anti-Graffiti Coating Systems
Torlife™ Ultimate AG - Torlife™ Ultimate AG protects against the spread of flame to Class O on new/bare or stripped walls and ceilings.The topcoat is a high performance anti-graffiti finish which provides protection against serious abuse by allowing long-term effective removal when used in conjunction with the Tor graffiti removal systems.
Here at Tor Coatings we also offer additional services in order to back our products such as:
- Specification Writing - The technical specialists team at Tor Coatings produce some of the most comprehensive and bespoke specifications in the industry. No matter what challenges are presented by your project, we will tailor a solution to ensure your needs are met in the most cost effective and efficient way.
Free Site Inspection - Tor Coatings can arrange for a survey of your building or roof, to ensure that we can advise you on the most appropriate solution for your project.
After Care & Guarantees - Tor Coatings are proud of each of their comprehensive and innovative range of building protection products. So much so that we want to retain close working relationships with our clients to ensure perfect aftercare is carried out for years to come. Yearly maintenance activities are just one part of the Tor Satisfaction Guarantee, meaning the life cycle of your project is looked after, long after it’s completion. We are pleased to offer TorGuard, our Insurance-backed guarantee policy. For more information about TorGuard please visit our website or contact us direct and we will be happy to discuss your specific requirements.
Further technical information is available in the BPi download library or on the Tor Coatings.
Vital fire safety issues raised at our ‘Fire Protection for Social Housing’ seminar.
Earlier this month, Tor Coatings were delighted to have the opportunity to host a Fire Protection for Social Housing seminar at Hotel Football in Manchester.
The main objective of the morning seminar was to share best practices of risk assessment under the RRO to reduce the number of fire casualties and severe damages in the HMO and social housing sector.
‘Due Diligence under the RRO’
Presented by Simon Ince
Simon Ince, Training Manager at Frankham RMS, began the morning with an informative talk on due diligence under the Regula
tory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. His presentation detailed the current guidance of the RRO, as well as the importance of conducting fire safety risk assessments in a building. He provided a guide on selecting a competent Fire Risk Assessor using the government’s newly-published competency criteria, and addressed the advantages of using third party accredited systems that can assure performance and reliability.
Throughout his presentation, Simon referenced several case studies that exemplify the repercussions of fires in buildings, most notably the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, and how our approach to fire strategy in the social housing and HMO sector must continue to be reviewed and developed as a consequence. He went on to discuss the significance of Article 33 under the RRO; Article 33 can protect building managers and other responsible parties with a defence of due diligence, allowing them to prove that all reasonable precautions in accordance with the RRO had been exercised to avoid the commission of such an offence. Simon concluded his talk with a Q&A which opened up a thought-provoking discussion amongst delegates.
‘The history of rapid flame spread over painted surfaces’
Presented by Dr. Janet Murrell
Technical Director, Dr. Janet Murrell, was the second speaker of the morning with her presentation on the history of rapid flame spread over painted surfaces and the significance of correctly applied fire retardant coatings in communal areas. Janet discussed how poorly adhered paint on walls and ceilings can contribute to the rapid spread of fire in buildings and how thick layers of old paint can de-laminate rapidly, referring to cases such as the Morston Hospital fire. During the incident, flames rapidly spread through the hospital ward and 150 metres down the corridor in as little as just 3 minutes. Following investigation, the paint was found to have over 18 layers and burned extremely rapidly. Janet used chart comparing single vs. multi layer paint performance to emphasise the difference in flame spread.
Following this, Janet went on to demonstrate how to test good quality adhesion in walls using a simple cut process. She reiterated the importance of product certification and opting for Class 0, the highest performance classification.
‘The Tor Coatings approach to assessing and managing risk in communal areas & escape routes’
Presented by Ian Birch
Closing our seminar was Ian Birch, who delivered an excellent talk on the Tor Coatings approach to assessing and managing risk in communal areas & escape routes using the Torrex fire upgrading systems. Tor Coatings manufacturers the UK’s most comprehensive Class 0 fire protection coatings, allowing users to upgrade potentially dangerous existing multi-layer painted walls and ceilings. Ian demonstrated the effectiveness of the Torrex system to delegates by showing two videos that showed a rapid burning multi layered paint substrate treated with Torrex and one that had not been treated with Torrex. The difference was remarkable; the substrate that used Torrex was able to reduce the amount of heat released, significantly slowing down the rate of flame spread.
Ian talked through RRO compliance and the benefits of using a specialist paint manufacturer. As the only provider with a third party accreditation for communal area coatings under the Exova ‘Certifire’ Scheme, Tor Coatings are able to assure that the coating system and specification provided are always identical to the ones tested.
Thank you to all those who attended the seminar, and a special thank you to our guest speakers for delivering impactful presentations that raised some very vital fire safety issues for the HMO and social housing sector.
If you’d like to register your interest for our next event, please contact email@example.com
Elastaseal Flat Roof Repair – Hampton by Hilton hotel
The Elastaseal Warm Roof System has been used in the refurbishment of the roof of a new Hilton hotel in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Hampton by Hilton opens its doors in March 2015 and is opposite Newcastle Central Station and within easy-walking distance of the city’s biggest local attractions.
It is housed in former commercial office space, the flat roofs of which were prone to leaks and not thermally efficient. An effective, long-term roofing solution was needed.
The ElastasealTM Warm Roof System from Tor Coatings was chosen on the basis of practicality, performance and through life cost. It provides a seamless waterproof barrier membrane and maximises the thermal efficiency of the roof. It ensures the roof remains leak free and reduces heating and energy costs.
The system was applied directly over the previous felt roof membrane, which was extremely convenient and avoided the cost of removal.
Once the roof had been prepared, TorthermTM thermal insulation boards were bonded and covered with a self-adhesive carrier membrane onto which the coating system was applied.
The protective ElastasealTM coating incorporated every detail of the roof, taking in every detail, meaning the entire roof area was fully waterproof.
The ElastasealTM system can be specified with an initial life of up to 25 years before first full maintenance. For the Hampton hotel roof, a BBA Certified 25-year system was chosen.