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Self-adhesive vapour control layer delivers time saving benefits

Protect Membranes, UK producer of roofing and construction membranes, has introduced Protect VB200, a reflective air and vapour control layer with an integral self-sealing adhesive backing, designed for use in either flat warm roof construction or on walls, floors and ceilings where bonding the membrane to the substrate would be beneficial. Suited to offsite and modular construction,  Protect VB200 features a high purity foil surface on both front and back of the membrane, to provide thermal enhancement if used with an unventilated airspace.

As a bitumen-free product, Protect VB200 features a reinforcement grid for added stability yet is lightweight for ease of installation and can be walked upon straight after installation on a flat roof.  Cold applied without the requirement for heat, Protect VB200 does not use an additional primer in many instances, thereby providing time saving and efficiency benefits.

John Mellor, Protect Product Manager comments, Protect VB200 delivers many advantages over traditional bitumen based membranes. With wide appeal across multiple applications, the high-tack self-adhesive used ensures an airtight system is achieved with excellent vapour resistance.  This not only provides energy saving performance but helps avoid condensation risk.”

Available in 1.5m wide and 50m lengths for ease of handling, Protect VB200 is suitable to be used in high humidity and vapour loaded areas such as swimming pools, kitchens and bathrooms.  For roof applications, the product can be installed unrestricted throughout the UK and Ireland in wind uplift zones 1-5 to BS 5534.

To request U-value calculations and for details of how Protect products can be incorporated into flat roof, wall, floor or ceiling applications within new build commercial, residential or public sector builds, please visit, email or call 0161 905 5700, quoting Protect VB200.

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Glidevale Protect is a division of Building Product Design Ltd.

Other subsidiaries include ventilation systems specialist Passivent and Kingfisher Louvres, manufacturer of aluminium louvres systems.

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