Ubbink’s new BS8612 compliant Dry Verge system features a batten bracket which is said to eliminate the need to replace or extend existing battens when retrofitting the system.
Refurb projects that have a need for a dry verge system require the old mortar as well as the under-cloak to be removed, as well as a number of the tiles, in order to expose the battens.
When installing other dry verge systems, the battens need to extend past the barge board by 30mm, to allow the verge units to be correctly fixed in place. This means either the existing battens must be completely replaced with longer ones, or a new section must be fixed to the ends of the original battens. Either of these solutions are not only time consuming but also bring additional costs.
Furthermore, to meet the requirements of BS8612, fixing directly into the ends of battens has been deemed unsatisfactory. This means that with other systems, an additional batten bracket is now required to offer additional strength – creating a further time-consuming process and expense.
Ubbink’s Dry Verge Batten Bracket design not only removes the need to replace or extend the existing batten: it also streamlines the verge fixing process itself, with its blank face and ambi handed fixing screws.
Ubbink technical manager, Keith Plummer, said: “This simple design gives our Dry Verge System a unique advantage over competitive systems. We’re getting great feedback from users and stockists. With the increasing popularity of dry-fix systems for refurbishment, this little innovation will be important for the industry.”
Ubbink’s Dry Verge system, including the Dry Verge Batten Bracket, is available now from Roofing and Builders’ Merchants throughout the UK.