ABC&D MAG ARTICLE: BBA certified membrane extends development opportunities

  • 23 Aug 2018

The Radbar Flexible Hydrocarbon Membrane is the first of its kind to be BBA certified. Manufactured by Capital Valley Plastics, the membrane enables developers to build on land that has previously been used as coalfields or industrial sites that have contained volatile liquids, such as petrol stations and transport yards…

With the Prime Minister announcing plans for the Government to make more land available for developers, the Radbar Flexible Hydrocarbon Membrane will create further opportunities for housebuilders.

18 months in development, the Radbar Flexible Hydrocarbon Membrane is produced from a uniquely formulated blend of polymers to produce outstanding chemical

Capital Valley Plastics worked closely with its polymer suppliers and sourced the best component materials, with complete traceability.

The membrane is manufactured in-house at the company’s Cwmavon-based facility.
Complying with BS 8485: 2015 and BBA 17/5422 certificated, the Radbar Flexible
Hydrocarbon Membrane is available in black, 1.3 x 20m rolls and 1,000 micron/4,000-gauge thickness.

It is flexible,supple and can be laid with confidence. For a complete Hydrocarbon System, Radbar Flexible Hydrocarbon Membrane should be used in conjunction with Radbar Hydrocarbon DPC, Radbar HC Double Sided Jointing Tape, Radbar HC Single Sided Overlap Tape and Radbar Top Hats (seals around pipe penetrations).

Established for 30 years, Capital Valley Plastics is an independent manufacturer
and supplier of polythene film. Protecting the construction industry against the ingress of ground gases and volatile organic compounds into buildings, the award-winning membrane specialist makes the specification, purchasing and installation of a gas barrier system as simple as possible.

The company’s technical department offers expert guidance and onsite support for architects, engineers, contractors, installers and stockists.

Its technical managers can provide gas barrier system details as well as standard details using autoCAD.

Capital Valley Plastics supports architects and specifiers withthe supply of Radbar BIM objects via the NBS National BIM Library. The award-winning manufacturer also provides lunchtime CPD seminars on protecting against ground gases.

Alternatively, architects can source additional product information through the RIBA product selector. Capital Valley Plastics understands that its customers
may require support beyond the specification of its products.

It offers a comprehensive site service along with on-site training in the installation of Radbar Gas Barrier Systems, including jointing membranes, detailing corners and penetrations.

The membrane manufacturer is strategically placed to ensure an efficient distribution service, with access to all major UK routes.

With stock bases across the UK and Ireland, Capital Valley Plastics can respond quickly and effectively to deliver product at short notice.

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