Visqueen has gained third-party approval for its Axiom Uniseal liquid water proofing membrane, courtesy of the independent BDA Agrément process, which is recognised by architects, specifiers and engineers.
It is designed to confirm a product’s suitability for its intended purpose in the construction market, using rigorous third-party testing to prove durability and compliance.
Kiwa BDA has been offering its’ BDA Building Agrément service since 2009 and is one of the few third-party product certifications that covers both the UK and European markets.
It is also recognised by the National House Building Council (NHBC) and the Local Authority Building Control organisation (LABC).
Chris Forshaw, Kiwa BDA Business Manager, commented on the process: “It is the very thoroughness of the procedure of inspection, testing and assessment that adds the value to the Building Agrément service.
“Factory Production Control is combined with a consultative and professional technical review to ensure the product or system is rigorously tested and assessed for fitness of purpose.”
Reflecting on the accreditation, Niklas Ullfors, Visqueen’s National Technical Manager, said: “We are delighted to have achieved BDA approval for the Axiom range which was developed to meticulous standards by Visqueen.
“It is clear from the demands of certification that the BDA is the highest technical authority within the third-party agrément sector, making them the ideal partners for certification and providing the reassurance to our customers that our products are suitable for their intended purpose.”
Axiom Uniseal offers a solution to the plethora of complex demands of below ground waterproofing – it has been formulated to be perfect for masonry applications, including blockwork and irregular detailing work such as wall ties, steel stanchions and pipe penetrations. It also seals onto other waterproofing membranes, allowing for a complete waterproofing solution.
The result of in-depth market and a comprehensive development programme, Axiom Uniseal is fully compatible with Visqueen’s full range of structural waterproofing products and provides a robust solution for specifiers and end-users.
The Axiom product range meet all the criteria outlined in the BS8102, the code of practice for below-ground waterproofing, as well as the latest version of NHBC’s Chapter 5.4.
The range also satisfies the key user requirements identified by Visqueen’s extensive customer research, which specified that liquid membranes had to be easy-to-use and price competitive, whilst still delivering a high standard of technical performance.
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