New IKO breather membranes meet new rules

IKO has launched a range of breathable membranes for pitched roofs to meet the wind-uplift standards of the newly updated BS 5524.

IKO’s Rubershield ECO, ECO EXTRA, PRO and PRO EXTRA membranes were released earlier in February prior to the new legislation being enforced. The BBA-approved range offers options suitable for every wind zone using a 345mm or 250mm (or under) batten gauge.

The wind-zone classification is printed on the underlay wrapping, displaying which zone each option is suitable for and the maximum recommended batten spacings.

Paul Owen, commercial director of IKO’s Distribution Division, said: “IKO Rubershield is a well-established and trusted brand. We’re leading the way by launching a range that meets the standard now, and making it easy for roofing contractors to meet the standard.”

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