FIX-R Liquid Waterproofing from SIG Roofing came to the rescue of Lancashire-based roofing contractors, Young & Co., when faced with inclement weather on a housing project in Manchester.
Contracted to refurbish the flat roofs of housing stock managed by Northwards Housing, an ‘arms length management organisation’ – or Almo – that manages 13,000 City Council homes in north Manchester, Young & Co. elected to use FIX-R Liquid Waterproofing for the first time as a universal quick-fix waterproofing remedy for the project’s various substrate canopies and bays.
Mark Watson at Northwards Housing said: “SIG Roofing recommended the FIX-R liquid plastic over-coating system to me at design stage and one of the factors which appealed to me was its ability to be applied during most weather conditions. As well as its appeal of a universal fix, we were also drawn to FIX-R Liquid Waterproofing for its cost-effectiveness.”
Mark Hilton, contract manager at Young & Co., added: “Little did we know that as well as its ability to be applied in all weathers, we were also to be mightily impressed with its speed of application and its effectiveness on small and large areas with all trims pre-manufactured.
“Despite being faced with inclement weather throughout the project, FIX-R Liquid Waterproofing enabled us to recommence our work as soon as the bad weather passed without the need to recoat. Suffice to say that we will look to use this system on future flat roofing projects.”
Suitable for new build, repair and refurbishment projects, FIX-R Liquid Waterproofing is a single liquid hybrid polymer system that is Isocyanurate free and contains no solvents.
It is a ready to use wet-on-wet system that becomes water repellent upon application. Reinforced with a polyester membrane, it provides strong adhesion to most conventional substrates, providing good elasticity and tensile strength. FIX-R Liquid Waterproofing can be applied all year round and any unused product can be stored and reused – if sealed and stored between 4-32øC – offering minimum wastage.
Stuart Base, head of marketing at SIG UK Exteriors said: “As well as offering contractors a reliable, flexible and all-year round water proofing solution that does not shrink and is fully resistant to standing water, FIX-R Liquid Waterproofing is unlike other systems as it has very low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which makes it virtually odour-free and it is not classed as a hazardous product.
“FIX-R Liquid Waterproofing is perfect for green roofs, brown roofs and living walls – due to its root resistance – and it can also be used to tackle a myriad of other projects including detailing, up-stands, penetrations and terminations, fountains and water features. When used in conjunction with FIX-R Fabric, an even stronger waterproofing system is created,”
FIX-R Liquid Waterproofing can encapsulate asbestos or fibre cement, and even be used to waterproof profiled metal roofs. It is also a popular choice when recoating failed single ply roofs.