SIKA LIQUID PLASTICS LTD

SIKA HOUSE
MILLER STREET
PRESTON
LANCASHIRE PR1 1EA

Tel: 01772 259781
Fax: 01772 255672

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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 Corrosion Resistant Corrosion Protection Metal Profiled Roofs
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 .See Also HYGIENIC COATINGS:
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 Repellent
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-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 Skid Resistant Anti-Skid .
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 .
HYGIENIC COATINGS Decorative .
HYGIENIC COATINGS Decorative BS 4800 / RAL / NCS Colours .
HYGIENIC COATINGS Fast Curing .
HYGIENIC COATINGS Food Processing Areas .
HYGIENIC COATINGS Healthcare Facilities .
HYGIENIC COATINGS Healthcare Facilities HTM 56 Cat 2 (eg Food Preparation, Laundry)
HYGIENIC COATINGS Healthcare Facilities HTM 56 Cat 3 (eg Sterilising Rooms, Corridors)
HYGIENIC COATINGS Healthcare Facilities HTM 56 Cat 4 (eg Bathrooms)
HYGIENIC COATINGS Healthcare Facilities HTM 56 Cat 5 (eg Wards, Treatment Rooms)
HYGIENIC COATINGS Healthcare Facilities HTM 56 Cat 6 (eg Changing Rooms, Offices)
HYGIENIC COATINGS Hospitals .
HYGIENIC COATINGS Non-Leaching .
HYGIENIC COATINGS Reinforced .
INSULATION BOARDS Built-Up Roofing .
INSULATION BOARDS Built-Up Roofing AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
INSULATION BOARDS Built-Up Roofing Glass Fibre Faced
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Built-Up Systems
LIGHTNING CONDUCTORS
MASONRY Waterproofers .
MEMBRANES Root Barriers .
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 Rapid Curing / Fast Curing .
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Rapid Curing / Fast Curing AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Rapid Curing / Fast Curing Balconies
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Rapid Curing / Fast Curing PMMA
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Rapid Curing / Fast Curing Rapid Trafficable Systems
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Rapid Curing / Fast Curing Stairs and Stairwells
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Rapid Curing / Fast Curing Terraces
MEMBRANES LIQUID APPLIED Rapid Curing / Fast Curing Walkways
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 .
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 Systems Roof Edge Protection Barriers
ROOF GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS EN 13374 Class A .
ROOF OUTLETS Aerial Cable .
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater .
ROOF OUTLETS Soil and Waste 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 Flush Fitting .
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 PRO-TECTA Liquid Roof Membranes
SIKA PROTECTA Liquid Roof Membranes
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

Sika Decothane Celebrating 35 Years of Liquid Roofing Membrane

January 2021

Celebrating Decothane: 35 years of Performance and Development for the UK’s leading Liquid Roofing Membrane.

Alex Coward, R&D Manager at Sika, discusses the continuous development that has kept Decothane at the forefront of liquid applied membrane specification for 35 years.
Decothane 35 Years

When it was first launched 35 years ago, Decothane was a significant innovation for the UK roofing sector, setting the benchmark for high-performance liquid-applied membranes for flat roofing applications. Since then, specification of cold-applied liquid roofing systems has grown year-on-year, and specifiers have a broad array of brands and products to choose from. Decothane has remained at the forefront of the sector, however, by continuing to drive innovation in performance, service life, safety and environmental compliance.
Alex Coward: Decothane

From the outset, the versatility and performance of the Decothane system made it a popular choice for specifiers and contractors alike. The proven technology behind the Decothane range of systems has remained the same at the core of the product for the past 35 years, enabling ambitious designs and providing a robust solution, backed by a range of Sika guarantees. Thanks to Sika’s in-house research and development capabilities in the UK and across the world, however, the Decothane range has stayed a step ahead of roofing technologies, regulatory changes and environmental considerations with an array of updates and enhancements.

The performance of the Decothane system has been a key driver for continuous R&D input over the past 35 years, which has included refinements to the core system and the addition of new products to the range, including low-odour Decothane Ultra, which is suitable for both exposed and hidden flat roof applications. Decothane Ultra was developed as a result of Sika’s R&D work on i-cure technology, which enabled the formulation of a low-odour system; an important addition to the range that allows roofing projects to take place in occupied buildings, including schools and hospitals.

Along with pioneering performance enhancements, the R&D team at Sika has also been focused on improving the safety and environmental profile of the range for the past 35 years, without losing any of Decothane’s performance characteristics. The R&D ethos has been centred around a commitment to staying a step ahead of legislation on banned substances and environmental compliance, to ensure that specifiers can always be confident of both excellent performance and responsible, sustainable specification from Decothane.

The result is a cleaner and safer solution as compared to other cold-applied liquid membranes, with all safety and chemical data clearly labelled on the data sheet. A huge vast amount of R&D know-how has also been focused on reducing the solvents and VOCs in Decothane membranes, drawing on R&D resources and ingredients from across Sika’s global network. This means that Decothane is easier to store for contractors and poses no contamination threat for watercourses, while providing a clean labelled product that answers end users’ environmental and sustainability priorities.

Decothane has already created a rich legacy on projects across the UK and beyond. At 35 years old, the Decothane range is still growing and developing, providing compliance, safety and performance for a huge variety of roofs.

THE FLOWER BOWL WINS AGAIN FOR SIKA LIQUID PLASTICS

February 2020

Sika Liquid Plastics is celebrating the continuing success of one of its stand-out projects of 2018 after The Flower Bowl won the Green Roof category in the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Awards.

Sika Liquid Plastics Quality Assured Contractor, W Hughes & Son installed Sika Liquid Plastics’ Decothane Root-Resistant system and Decotherm insulation at The Flower Bowl, a new-build leisure attraction on the outskirts of Preston with a curved green roof designed to echo the local landscape.

The NFRC Award follows the project’s success in being named Liquid Roofing Project of the Year in a Buried Application in the Liquid Roofing & Waterproofing Association (LRWA) Awards late last year. It highlights the collaborative relationship between the client, Sika Liquid Plastics and W Hughes & Son, which has led to a unique roofing installation that creates impact for the development and has created a real talking point for visitors.

Guy Topping from The Flower Bowl comments: “The building has been designed to echo the rolling hills of the Lancashire landscape and, thanks to the roofing system supplied by Sika Liquid Plastics, expertly installed by the W Hughes & Son team, we have successfully achieved that vision. Once the grass on the roof has matured, we even hope to be able to graze sheep up there, which I’m sure will be a first for a leisure attraction!”

Sika Liquid Plastics’ Decotherm insulation was mechanically fixed to the profiled metal roof deck, following the contours for the hill-shaped roof. Sika Liquid Plastics’ Decothane Root-Resistant system was then used to provide a robust waterproof surface, which is compatible with a green roof build-up and provided the ideal solution for The Flower Bowl.

Sam Kidd Area Technical Manager from Sika Liquid Plastics adds: “This is a stunning new build development and the curved green roof ensures that it looks distinctive and offers visitors a unique experience.“We’re delighted that the project has been successful in another major industry awards programme and it’s testament to the whole team, including the client, the contractor and Sika Liquid Plastics.”

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