Liquid waterproofing system wins award for successful airport refurbishment

  • 25 Jun 2015

Waterproofing Heathrow Terminal 3

Icopal’s liquid waterproofing system, Elastoflex, was used in the refurbishment of London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3

Icopal’s liquid waterproofing system, Elastoflex, was used to replace the old system, which was installed in the roof of Heathrow’s Terminal 3.

Mitie Roofing undertook the refurbishment, working carefully to ensure there was no disruption the the daily operation of Terminal 3’s busy departure lounge.

Elastoflex Solvent Free Liquid Waterproofing Membrane was used, offering a flame-free solution to reduce the risk of fire.

The flexible system was also able to accommodate the equipment and plant life residing on the roof of the building.

The system included Icopal’s Micoral SK self-adhesive vapour control layer, Thermazone Roofboard PIR insulation and Pyrobar self-adhesive underlay as the carrier membrane.

UK Roofing Award winners

As an industry-wide event, the UK Roofing Awards recognise and reward exceptional standards of safety and workmanship within the roofing sector.

The judging criteria for the Awards includes: problem-solving, aesthetics, degrees of difficulty and environmental qualities, as well as workmanship and health and safety.

For their successes, Icopal and Mitie Roofing achieved the winning title in the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing category at the UK Roofing Awards Congress Luncheon.

“The project required total collaboration between Icopal and Mitie Roofing to ensure that the exact needs were fulfilled,” says Icopal’s Technical Director, Neil Harrison. “We are extremely pleased to have won this award.”

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