SIKA LIQUID PLASTICS LTD

SIKA HOUSE
MILLER STREET
PRESTON
LANCASHIRE PR1 1EA

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Suppliers of: membranes roofing membranes waterproofing

Since 1963, Sika Liquid Plastics has produced an extensive range of high-performance liquid roofing cold-applied waterproofing membranes for the protection of roofs, staircases and balconies.

A British based manufacturer, Sika Liquid Plastics are industry leaders through their approach to innovation and product development. They boast an impressive R&D facility with expert chemists using industry leading technology.

The Sika Liquid Plastics guarantee offers a single point of responsibility, and ensures that the client is protected against the failure of watertightness caused by incorrect design, defective materials or poor workmanship, through the issue of our Product/Extended Product Guarantee and Final Inspection Certificate. We believe this guarantee is the most comprehensive available in the roofing industry.

The guarantee can provide coverage for 10, 15, 20 and 25 years depending on the specification and when one of their Quality Assured Contractors completes the installation.

Useful resources:

CAD & BIM Files: SIKA Liquid Plastics has a comprehensive list of CAD & BIM Files. Please follow the below links to access their product ranges, or visit their CAD & PDF Download Centre.

CPD Seminars: SIKA Liquid Plastics offer a range of CPD seminars for their products. Book on to their latest CPD: “Roofing Systems: Managing Risk for the Principle Designer” 

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SIKA Liquid Plastics offer the following product ranges:

Warm Roofs – Built up Roofs:

Sika Liquid Plastics launched its built up roof system in 2004, which signalled a revolution in roofing systems due to its completely flame free and heat free installation. Since then the market has evolved with more clients requiring cold applied options with improved workability.

Cold Roofs:

Sika Liquid Plastics manufacture elastomeric seamless polyurethane coating systems that are suitable for the waterproofing of new and the refurbishment and upgrading of existing cold flat roofs.

Waterproofing Membranes:

Sika Liquid Plastics offer a variety of liquid roofing system and are celebrating the 30 year anniversary of their pioneering flagship product, Decothane. They have further developed this patented technology to launch Decothane Ultra – a low odour, cold-applied solution, ideal for sensitive sites.

Sika Liquid Plastics has further product ranges to suit project requirements – Sikalastic PU and Sikalastic STP

Inverted Roofs:

Sika Liquid Plastics’ Inverted Roof System offers many advantages over traditional warm and cold low pitched flat roofs. Not only is the system completely cold applied, it is also totally seamless.

Green Roofs:

A green roof is the term applied when vegetation such as sedum, plants and trees, are installed on a building. There are three types of green roofs; Extensive Green Roofs, Biodiverse Roofs (Extensive Brown Roofs), and Intensive Green Roofs.

Solar Roofs:

A roof was once seen only as a means of protecting a building from the elements. But now, through the installation of solar panels, it has become a valuable resource for building owners.

Asbestos Encapsulation:

Sika Liquid Plastics has developed a range of special asbestos encapsulation systems known as Asbestolok® designed specifically for asbestos roofs. Once installed, the system enables the asbestos to be left undisturbed and will provide protection from all of the associated dangers.

Waterproofing of Balconies and Walkways:

Sika Liquid Plastics has a wide range of solutions for Balconies and Walkways with guarantees of up to 20 years. They have developed a fast-curing PMMA system Sikalastic Rapid with potential curing time of 15-20 minutes – ideal for situations with restricted access or where fast application is required.

Accessories:

Sika Liquid Plastics offer a range of accessories covering all aspects of roof refurbishment and construction. These include:

  • Vapour Control Layers & Insulation
  • Adhesives & Fasterners
  • Waterproof Coating, Sealing and Bonding
  • Separation layers & Membranes
  • Lightning Protection
  • Rooflights & Trims
  • Fall Protection Systems

Further technical information is available to download through the BPi Download Library or by visiting the Sika Liquid Plastics Website

ASBESTOS Encapsulation .
BALCONY Decking .
BALCONY Renovation Systems Concrete Balconies
BALCONY Surface Repairing Liquids .
BALCONY Waterproofing .
COATINGS Anti-Carbonation .
COATINGS Anti-Erosion (Concrete) .
COATINGS Cladding Renovation / Refurbishment .
COATINGS Concrete Elastomeric Crack Accommodating
COATINGS Concrete UV Resistant
COATINGS Crack Resistant .
COATINGS Decorative .
COATINGS Elastomeric .
COATINGS Elastomeric Decorative .
COATINGS Elastomeric High Build .
COATINGS Elastomeric Mesh Reinforced .
COATINGS Elastomeric Vapour Permeable .
COATINGS Epoxy Chemical Resistant
COATINGS Epoxy Clear
COATINGS Epoxy Coloured
COATINGS Epoxy Non-Tainting
COATINGS Epoxy Potable Water
COATINGS External .
COATINGS Fibre Reinforced .
COATINGS Fire Resistant .
COATINGS Fire Resistant BS 476 Parts 6/7 Class 1 and 0
COATINGS Flame Retardant .
COATINGS Fungistatic .
COATINGS Glass Surfaces .
COATINGS Hygienic .
COATINGS Hygienic Decorative
COATINGS Hygienic Decorative BS 4800/RAL/NCS Colours
COATINGS Hygienic Fast Curing
COATINGS Hygienic Food Processing Areas
COATINGS Hygienic Hospitals
COATINGS Hygienic Non-Leaching
COATINGS Hygienic Reinforced
COATINGS Marine Atmosphere .
COATINGS Masonry Protection .
COATINGS Non-Toxic .
COATINGS Oil Resistant .
COATINGS Polycarbonate Polyurethane .
COATINGS Polymer AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
COATINGS Polyurethane Resin .
COATINGS Protective .
COATINGS Roof .See Also ROOF COATINGS:
COATINGS Severe Environment .
COATINGS Silicate Chemical Bond
COATINGS Solar Reflective .
COATINGS Sterile .
COATINGS Textured .
COATINGS UV Curing .
COATINGS UV Resistant .
COATINGS Water Tanks .
COATINGS Water Tanks Potable Drinking Water
COATINGS Waterbased Acrylic .
COATINGS Waterproof .
COATINGS Waterproof Polymer Modified Cement
COATINGS SPRAY ONLY APPLIED Decorative .
COATINGS SPRAY ONLY APPLIED Fire Resistant BS 476 Class 0
COMPUTER Flooring .
CONCRETE Sealers .
CONCRETE: APPL. AFTER CONCRETE HAS CURED Sealers .
DAMP PROOFING Solutions Surface
FLOOR COATINGS Clear Epoxide Transparent
FLOOR COATINGS Epoxy Resin Clear/Transparent
FLOOR COATINGS Epoxy Resin Coloured
FLOOR COATINGS Epoxy Resin Coloured BS Colours
FLOOR COATINGS Epoxy Resin Coloured RAL Colours
FLOOR COATINGS Epoxy Resin Non-Tainting
FLOOR COATINGS Hygienic .
FLOOR COATINGS Hygienic Steam Cleanable .
FLOOR COATINGS Oil and Petrol Resistant .
FLOOR COATINGS Urethane .
FLOOR COATINGS Waterproofing .
FLOOR SCREEDS Abrasion Resistant .
FLOOR SCREEDS Anti-Fungal .
FLOOR SCREEDS Chemical Resistant .
FLOOR SCREEDS Decorative .
FLOOR SCREEDS Decorative Colours .
FLOOR SCREEDS Epoxy Resin .
FLOOR SCREEDS Epoxy Terrazzo .
FLOOR SCREEDS Hygienic .
FLOOR SCREEDS Industrial Epoxy Resin .
FLOOR SCREEDS Industrial Resin Quartz .
FLOOR SCREEDS Static Conductive .
FLOOR SCREEDS Static Dissipative .
FLOOR SEALS .
FLOORING Anti-Skid Skid Resistant .
FLOORING Anti-Slip/Low Slip .See Also FLOORING: Slip Resistant
FLOORING Chemical Resistant .
FLOORING Cleanroom Flooring
FLOORING Computer Room Flooring
FLOORING Food Industry .
FLOORING Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Areas .
FLOORING Safety Flooring .See Also FLOORING: Slip Resistant
FLOORING Slip Resistant .
FLOORING Slip Resistant Epoxy Resin
FLOORING Slip Resistant Wet Areas Shower Flooring
GEOTEXTILES Geosynthetic Barriers Tree Root Barriers
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Drainage Membranes .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Moisture Retention Mats Water Retention Drainage Sheet
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Pitched Roofs .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Retrofit .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Sedum Plugs .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Vegetation Mats .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Vegetation Mats Wild Flower Meadow Mats
GUARD RAILS Rooftop Systems .
INSULATION BOARDS Built-Up Roofing .
INSULATION BOARDS Built-Up Roofing AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
INSULATION BOARDS Built-Up Roofing Glass Fibre Faced
MASONRY Waterproofers .
MEMBRANES Root Barriers .Root Control
MEMBRANES Root Barriers AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
MEMBRANES Root Barriers DIN 4062
MEMBRANES Root Barriers FFL FLL Test (Germany)
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Aggressive Environments .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Anti-Carbonation .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Aqueous Polymer Base .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Cementitious .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Chemical Resistant .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Crack Bridging .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Decorative .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Elastomeric Polyurethane
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Epoxy Polymer .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Low Odour .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Polycarbonate Polyurethane .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Reinforcement Mesh .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Resurfacing .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Roof Repairing .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Solar Reflective .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Subfloor Surfaces .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Synthetic Rubber .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Transparent Finish .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED UV Resistant .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Vapour Permeable .
PAINT Elastomeric .
PAINT Epoxy .
PAINT Fungicidal Anti-Fungal .
PAINT Hygienic .
PAINT Masonry AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
PAINT Masonry Waterproofing
PAINT Roofing .
PAINT Solar Reflective .
PAINT Waterproofing .
PANELS Hygienic .
PLANT ROOM Flooring .
PODIUM DECK SURFACES Waterproofing Systems .
REINFORCEMENT Fabric Coatings
RESIN FLOORING Epoxy Resin .
RESIN FLOORING Epoxy Resin Commercial
RESIN FLOORING Epoxy Resin Decorative
RESIN FLOORING Epoxy Resin Hygienic
RESIN FLOORING Epoxy Resin Industrial
RESIN FLOORING Epoxy Resin Quartz Aggregate
RESIN FLOORING Epoxy Resin Terrazzo
ROOF EDGE PROTECTION Roof Edge Protection System Roof Edge Protection Barriers
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS EN 13374 Class A .
ROOF OUTLETS Aerial Cable .
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater .
ROOF OUTLETS Waste Soil Vents .
ROOF REPAIR Compounds Flat Roofs
ROOF SAFETY BARRIERS Railings Barriers Fencing .See Also ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS:
ROOF SAFETY SYSTEMS Permanent Fixed
ROOF TERRACE Waterproofing .
ROOF TRIM GRP .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Built-Up Systems .
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 Elastomeric
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Elastomeric Moisture Curing
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Metal Roofs
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied PMMA Resin
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Polyurethane
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Rapid Curing / Fast Curing
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Reinforced
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied UV Resistant
ROOFING MEMBRANES Cold Liquid Applied Waterproof
ROOFING MEMBRANES Fire Retardant .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Fire Retardant BS EN 13501-5:2005 Test Methods 1,2,3 & 4
ROOFING MEMBRANES Inverted Roof Systems .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Inverted Roof Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING MEMBRANES Metal Profiled Roofs .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Metal Roofs Low Slope .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Brown Roofs .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Cold Liquid Applied .See Also ROOFING MEMBRANES: Cold Liquid Applied
ROOFING SYSTEMS Insulated Inverted Roofs .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Insulated Inverted Roofs AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFLIGHTS Barrelvault Double Pitch
ROOFLIGHTS Barrelvault Low Profile .
ROOFLIGHTS Continuous Double Pitch, Barrel
ROOFLIGHTS Dome .
ROOFLIGHTS Flat Fixed Flat Flush
ROOFLIGHTS Glass Double Glazed .
ROOFLIGHTS Polycarbonate .
ROOFLIGHTS Polycarbonate Anti-Glare .
ROOFLIGHTS Polycarbonate EN 1873 CE Marked .
ROOFLIGHTS Polycarbonate Opal .
ROOFLIGHTS Polycarbonate Triplewall Triple Skin
ROOFLIGHTS Polycarbonate Twinwall Double Skin
ROOFLIGHTS Pyramid .
ROOFLIGHTS Round Circular
ROOFLIGHTS Secure Security .
ROOFLIGHTS Triple Wall .
ROOFLIGHTS Vault .
SCRIMS Polyamide .
SEALANTS Mastic: by Special Function: Hygienic
SEALS Concrete (after curing) .
SEALS Floor .
SEAMLESS FLOORING Commercial .
SEAMLESS FLOORING Decorative .
SEAMLESS FLOORING Decorative Custom Designs .
SEAMLESS FLOORING Epoxy Resin .
SEAMLESS FLOORING Hygienic .
SEAMLESS FLOORING Industrial .
SWIMMING POOL Surrounds Seamless Epoxy Quartz Resin Bound
TERRACE Surface Repairing Liquid .
TERRACE Waterproofing .
WATER REPELLENT LIQUIDS Polycarbonate Polyurethane .
WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS Balcony .
ASBESTOLOK Asbestos Encapsulation Systems
BALCONY TRAFFICABLE COAT SYSTEM Balcony and Walkway Floor Coatings
DECADEX Waterproof Coatings
DECAFLEX Liquid Waterproofing Membranes
DECOLIGHT Rooflights
DECOQUICK Non-Slip Floor Coatings
DECOSTIK Foaming Adhesives
DECOTHANE Liquid Waterproofing Membranes
DECOTHANE BALCONS Balcony and Walkway Waterproofing Systems
DECOTHANE CLEARGLAZE Polyurethane Coatings
DECOTHANE ULTRA Liquid Waterproofing Membranes
DECOTHERM PIR Insulation Boards
DECOTRIM Roof Trim
DELTA 25 Liquid Waterproofing Membranes
GAMMA 20 Roofing Membranes
MONOLASTEX SMOOTH Weatherproof Coatings
OMEGA 15 Roofing Membranes
SIKA AQUADRAIN Green Roof Drainage
SIKA BIO BROWN Brown Roofing Systems
SIKA BIO GREEN Green Roof Systems
SIKA HYFLEX-250 Facade Facade Sealant
SIKA MEADOW SEED Green Roof Plug Plants
SIKA REEMAT Glass Fibre Matting
SIKA SEDUM PRIME Green Roof Pre-Grown Blankets
SIKABOND Elastic Adhesive
SIKAFLEX Polyurethane Sealer
SIKAGROW PLUS Green Roof Growing Mediums
SIKALASTIC Metal Roof Waterproof Coatings
SIKALASTIC RAPID Balcony and Walkway Floor Coatings
SIKAROOF MTC Liquid Applied Roofing Membranes
VERSIRAIL Roof Edge Protection Systems

DURABLE SIKA PRODUCTS MAKE STUNNING BEACH DEVELOPMENT FIT TO FIGHT THE ELEMENTS

January 2019

DURABLE SIKA PRODUCTS MAKE STUNNING BEACH DEVELOPMENT FIT TO FIGHT THE ELEMENTS

The Dunes, a stunning new beachfront development in Perranporth, Cornwall, has seen a combination of Sika products used in order to create a durable solution for the roof and balconies, able to resist the difficult coastal weather conditions.

While the beach setting provides the 36-property development with a spectacular backdrop, it also presented many challenges due to problematic climate. With the roof and balconies needing to guarantee a long-lasting result, Sika Sarnafil and Sika Liquid Plastics systems were specified for the job, working together seamlessly to create the desired result for the project.

Progressive Systems, a leading roofing contractor in the south west, was tasked with carrying out the installation. Having worked with Sika before, they suggested Sika Sarnafil single ply membrane for the roof, as the adaptability of the material would be durable enough to resist the elements, with a look to equal the prestigious coastline location.

Wind uplift calculations were provided by Sika Sarnafil to the contractors, which suggested the product be mechanically fixed to ensure the roof was able to resist the formidable weather. With a combination of Sarnafil’s S327 18 EL Lead Grey single ply membrane, plus Sarnavap vapour control and SarnarTherm insulation, the outcome was a robust roof that met the requirements of the project.


For the balconies, a Sika Liquid Plastics system was suggested to provide a complete watertight solution. With the installation handled by Western Flat Roofing, a Sika Liquid Plastic’s Quality Assured (QA) contractor, they chose to use Sikalastic 625 grey (PU), cold applied system with self-adhesive on a tapered insulation scheme, creating seamless and durable waterproofing on the balconies.

The project and its location presented many opportunities to problem solve for both contractors and Sika. When installing Sarnafil’s single ply membrane health and safety was top of the agenda – in fact, the disruption caused by strong winds even resulted in aborted site visits on occasion. On the balconies, the installation of three-ton hot tubs meant the insulation scheme had to be designed to allow water flow around the fixed structure, while complying with the correct U-value and withstanding the weight. However, regular visits from Sika’s Field Technicians meant queries were handled directly and quickly resulting in a successful installation and securing a 20-year guarantee for all Sika products used.

Alistair Speirs, Area Technical Manager at Sika said: “This build presented many challenges because of its positioning on the coastline and the difficult weather. However, the combination of Sika products along with the expertise of both the contractors and our technicians involved in the installation, meant the project was completed on time and within budget. We are all thrilled with the result in terms of the durability and the stunning aesthetic.”

The coastal conditions will be no match for the resilient solutions created by Sika, expertly installed across the roof and balconies to keep the residents of The Dunes warm and dry for many years to come.

SIKA PUTS WATERPROOF SEAL ON CHALLENGING UNIVERSITY REVAMP

September 2018

Sika supplied the liquid-applied seal to help preserve the roofing detail at one of the UK’s hallowed university sites.



The roof refurbishment at Central Building - part of Cambridge University’s Fitzwilliam College campus - was one of the first projects to apply a pioneering approach. It included combining Sikalastic®-621; a highly-durable and elastic liquid polyurethane system, designed for areas with complex detailing, with Sika Sarnafil’s single-ply waterproof membrane.



Working closely with architect Cullinan Studio, contractors Gunite (Eastern) and Roofing Contractors Cambridge (RCC), and the college, Sika’s challenge was to create an appropriate waterproofing solution for the roof’s intricate design.



The original Central Building was constructed in 1963 by renowned architect Denys Lasdun. Its flat roof’s edge features protruding ‘scalloped’ detailing, hence the contractor’s potentially challenging requirement: waterproof the flat roof - which itself had plenty of challenging details – and the scalloped areas, whilst maintaining the look and integrity of the roof and the building as a whole. Concrete repairs were carried-out to the underside of the protruding scallops. Initially, this involved applying Sika® MonoTop®-610, a highperformance, polymer-modified primer, in lieu of high-build concrete repair mortar: Sika® MonoTop®-615. The steel reinforcement was protected with Sika® FerroGard®-903+. This penetrates the concrete and forms a protective monomolecular layer on the surface of the reinforcing steel, to prevent its corrosion. The concrete was finished with Sikagard®-550W, a high-performance anti-carbonation coating, with crack-bridging capabilities, that protects the concrete, whilst meeting the aesthetic requirements of the structure.



Dave Stewart, RCC Managing Director, said: “Due to the unusual shape of the scallops, it wasn’t aesthetically practical to install sheet membrane on them, so many, many discussions took place to decide how best to tackle this.



The Sikalastic® product ensured these unique details would be protected without altering their shape. It’s not unusual for a project to incorporate small amounts of Sikalastic, but this is one of the first projects where the Sarnafil membrane and Sikalastic®-621TC have been used over large areas together.”



For contractors, the crucial element of the project was ensuring the pinpoint precision of the seal. Working closely with Sika Sarnafil, RCC carried out multiple tests to ensure the junction between the Sikalastic®-621 and single-ply membrane was formed using the most effective detailing. The use of Sarnametal created a strong bond between the two products, enabling each to be successfully sealed.



Alex Abbey, Director at Cullinan Studio, who required the works to be sympathetic to the original building, said: “We needed a product that would not only effectively waterproof, but that would sit over the copper scallops and maintain the shape’s detail. Sikalastic®-621 proved ideal, and worked in harmony with the Sarnafil membrane, as did the Sikafloor®-420, which was used on the façade and underside of the scallops – a complete solution from Sika.”



It was thanks to the collaborative relationship between Sika Sarnafil’s technical experts, RCC’s highly experienced fitters and concrete repair contractor Gunite (Eastern), that the finished roof met the strict requirements of the architect and client.



Sikalastic®-621 - which features moisture-triggered chemistry and technology proven for more than 20 years – has played a huge part in ensuring the college building roof and its magnificent architectural features remain protected from the elements for many years to come.

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