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IKO Spectraplan TPE verses TPO Single Ply Membranes

TPO’s (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) have been extensively used within the single ply roofing industry since the early 90’s and had been developed from Polyethylene membranes which were being installed in ground engineering applications such as tunnel,… Read More

Issue 9: Ballasted or Buried Roofs

The following guidance should be followed when a flat roofing area is to be overlaid with a permanent system such as heavy duty timber decking, paving, ballast or bio-diverse (Green/Brown) systems. Any such roofing project… Read More

Issue 8: Preparation of In-situ Concrete Decks

Concrete Specification In-situ Concrete for roof decks shall be specified and produced in accordance with BS EN 206:2013 and installed in accordance with BS13670:2009 and the National Structural Concrete Specification. Normal Weight and Lightweight concretes… Read More

Issue 7: Rippling In Spectraplan TPE Membranes

Spectraplan TPE membranes can exhibit surface rippling, particularly with changes in temperature, the effect is also noticeable when the daylight changes from dispersed or diffused light of a cloudy day to direct sunlight. This is… Read More

Issue 6: Roof Maintenance Guidelines

All Polymeric Membranes 1.0  General Roof maintenance, as with any part of the building, is essential in order to comply with the waterproofing system guarantee and to ensure maximum performance and life expectancy. 2.0  Access… Read More

Issue 2: PVC coated lightning conductor tapes

IKO Polymeric do not recommend the use of PVC coated lightning conductor tapes on IKO Armourplan PVC roofing systems as the PVC coating can cause plasticiser migration from the waterproofing membrane. Plain tapes should… Read More

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