Visqueen, the manufacturer of gas protection and waterproofing membranes, has launched a new version of its radon membrane to meet the latest British Board of Agrément (BBA) building standards, which come into effect on 1st September this year.
The Visqueen Radon R400 at 0.4mm thick (1600 gauge) is designed to deliver improved puncture resistance, protecting new buildings from the ingress of radon gas as well as providing damp proof protection. Manufactured from an enhanced blend of polymer films and supplied in four-metre wide by 25-metre long rolls, the R400 is available from stock for shipping ahead of the September 1st policy deadline.
Long-term radon gas exposure is the leading cause of cancer in non-smokers and can accumulate to dangerous levels in buildings. New development projects in areas with a high incidence of radon gas must incorporate protection as a part of their build in order to meet regulations and avoid any potential danger to health.
With its greater thickness, the Visqueen Radon R400 meets all the recommendations from the BS 8485 committee for BBA certification of polyethylene membranes for use in all gas control applications.
Phil Bull, General Manager and Sales Director at Visqueen Building Products said: “Radon is an issue for many parts of the UK and Ireland and ensuring the appropriate level of gas protection is essential for building projects and developments in these areas. Our new Visqueen Radon R400 membrane is independently tested and delivers the necessary protection against radon, carbon dioxide and methane gas, to meet all the latest building standards.”
More details on the new BBA regulations can be found at: https://www.bbacerts.co.uk/blog/post/minimum-thickness-of-membranes-for-use-as-radon-barriers