SIKA LIQUID PLASTICS LTD
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.
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”
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.
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.
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’ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
THE FLOWER BOWL WINS AGAIN FOR SIKA LIQUID PLASTICS
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.”
SIKA LIQUID PLASTICS LAUNCHES SIKA PRO-TECTA METAL ROOF SOLUTIONS
Sika Liquid Plastics, the specialist in liquid roofing and waterproofing systems, has launched the Sika Pro-Tecta range of systems; a complete solution for metal roof refurbishment. The new range includes both a cut-edge corrosion treatment option and a full roof sheet encapsulation system, backed by guarantees.
The cut-edge corrosion system, Sika Pro-Tecta CE, combines a newly-developed primer and top coat, which have been specifically formulated as a system by Sika’s globally-recognised Industrial Coatings Division. Meanwhile, the full waterproofing system, Sika Pro-Tecta WP, incorporates an easy-to-use, self-adhesive tape which dramatically reduces the installation time associated with reinforcement of metal roof sheets, prior to the main coating application.
The launch of the new Sika Pro-Tecta range builds on the extensive track record of Sika Liquid Plastics in supplying full waterproofing solutions for metal roofs, with the acclaimed Sikalastic-625 and Decothane Ultra coatings. Previous projects have included high profile clients and sites, such as an operational refurbishment of Pinewood Studios’ Cardiff location and the Mercedes Car Dealership in Newcastle.
Gavin White, Sika Liquid Plastics’ product manager for Liquid Applied Membranes explains: “The ease and speed of metal roof construction means that metal roofs are a popular choice for large, new industrial-type buildings, across a range of sectors, including manufacturing, retail and leisure, to name a few. Factors, such as geographical location, the type of sheet used and the type of coating applied at the point of manufacture, all influence a metal roof’s lifespan.
Very often, some maintenance will be required after a period of time to prevent degradation of the sheet coating, and if left untreated, the integrity of the roof system, and potentially operations within the building could eventually become compromised.
“As a market leader in liquid applied roof membranes, Sika Liquid Plastics has developed the Sika Pro-Tecta range to provide a choice of two solutions, depending on the condition and design of the roof, to extend its service life.”
Sika Liquid Plastics’ Sika Pro-Tecta CE system has been developed to offer a cost-effective solution for targeted treatment of cut edge corrosion, where the ‘cut edge’ of the metal sheet has been exposed to the elements and weathering over time, causing the sheet coating to peel away and expose the metal sheet core to further corrosion. If cut edge corrosion is fully addressed at an early stage, where the sheet is still structurally sound and not leaking, the service life of the sheet can be extended.
The Sika Pro-Tecta CE system comprises a high-performance primer, Sika Poxicolor HE New, which has been specifically-formulated for application in a single coat to manually prepared surfaces. This is then followed by two coats of SikaCor EG-5; an acrylic polyurethane hybrid. The Sika Pro-Tecta CE system provides an unrestricted and hard-wearing solution across the UK mainland, including Industrial and coastal areas with moderate salinity, and is backed by a product guarantee.
For metal roof sheets that are at an advanced stage of degradation, including loss of primary waterproofing function, Sika Liquid Plastics has developed the Sika Pro-Tecta WP system, which incorporates Sika Joint Tape SA as part of a solution, which is faster and easier to install than many conventional metal roof refurbishment solutions.
The innovative, self-adhesive Sika Joint Tape SA is available in two widths: a 150mm tape, for the reinforcement of the end laps, side laps and their associated fixings, and a 75mm tape for reinforcement of non-lap and random fixings. The tape is cut to size on site to meet the requirements of the roof, and, once all the laps and fixings have been reinforced, the installer simply applies a light flash coating of liquid membrane to the surface of the tape, followed by the two main coats at the coverage rate specified.
The flash coat and two main coats will always be done in the main specified cold-applied coating which can either be the low odour Decothane Ultra system or the Sikalastic-625 system, depending on project requirements.
The Sika Pro-Tecta WP systems are backed by waterproofing guarantees and extensive technical and specification support as standard, which includes condition surveys, on-site inspections and final sign-off.
Gavin continues: “With the Sika Pro-Tecta range, we have developed a range of refurbishment coatings for metal roofs – from the treatment of cut edge corrosion, through to full waterproofing systems, and our technical team will advise on the most appropriate solution for each individual project. This system continues our customer-focused approach to the roof refurbishment market, ensuring our systems meet all specification requirements, budgets and complexities.”