ReadySeal Traffideck E4 Primer

DESCRIPTION
Traffideck E4 Primer is a formulated 100% solids epoxy primer and sealer for concrete, steel and timber surfaces. Supplied as a kit consisting of Part A Component Traffideck E4 Primer Resin and Part B Component Traffideck E4 Primer Curative. 

Surface Preparation
• All surface should be prepared strictly in accordance with the manufacturer’s specification and surface preparation document. 

• Cementitious substrate moisture content must not exceed 4% by volume and must be protected against rising damp. Surfaces must be dry and failure to comply with the above may result in failures. 

• The temperature of the substrate must be at least 3°C above the current dew point temperature. 

• All substrate repairs must be fully cured and compatible with any product that may be subsequently applied. The substrate must be of a load bearing quality. 

If there are any doubts about suitability a small trial area should be applied and tested for suitability. 

Mixing instructions
Traffideck E4 Primer is supplied in pre-weighed packages. It is essential that all of Part B (the hardener) is added to all of Part A (the resin) and mixed thoroughly in a separate 20 litre mixing vessel using an electric drill and missing paddle as slow speed (300 – 400 rpm) for a minimum of 2 minutes, ensuring a homogeneous streak free mix is achieved. This involves working the paddle around the sides and bottom of the vessel ensuing that no unmixed material remains. 

APPLICATION
• Once fully mixed the Traffideck E4 Primer should be applied immediately to the substrate using a flat rubber or foam squeegee, twin-armed roller, brush or airless spray. It must then be back-rolled with a medium nap roller sleeve to fill voids and pores in the substrate. To provide a mechanical key the primer must be fully aggregated with 0.3 – 0.6mm kiln dried crystallised quartz sand immediately after the primer has been back-rolled. 

• Once the primer has cured to a tack-free state the excess kiln dried crystallised quartz sand must be removed using a stiff bristled broom or mechanical sweeper followed by vacuuming or compressed air blowing prior to over-coating. 

• Extremely porous substrates or substrates susceptible to rising damp/moisture may require a two-coat primer application in order to fully seal the surface, this should be determined by site trial. 

• If the surface is extremely rough, porous or textured Traffideck E4 Primer should be applied by roller. Consumption will increase and care must be taken to remove “puddles” of primer before broadcasting the aggregate. 

• Extra care must be taken to ensure all substrates are kept dry and the temperature of the substrate must remain at least 3°C above the current dew point temperature whilst curing. Failure to protect the primer from moisture during curing will have a detrimental effect in the adhesion between layers and must therefore be removed. 

• The workability of reacting material will be influenced by the substrate and ambient temperature. 

• Traffideck E4 Primer should be used at an ambient temperature of 7°C – 35°C, if the temperature falls below 7°C Traffideck E4 Primer should not be used. 

• Part A and Part B component temperature should be 15°C – 30°C at the time of processing. 

• Under no circumstances should applications be carried out in damp weather conditions or if rain is forecast. 

MedO DM6 Reservoir/Drainage Board

DESCRIPTION
Radmat DM6 drainage and water storage element primarily intended for behind retaining structures, on roof decks and in subsurface works. Consisting of a high performance single cuspated HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) core with a geotextile filter layer thermally bonded to one side. The geotextile filter layer has an overlapping flap that extends beyond the core on one edge.

APPLICATION
Unroll over surface overlapping fleece as installing. 

New Fire Safety Guidance

Three major flat roof trade associations (of which Radmat are members of two) have collaborated to produce new guidance in response to changes to fire safety legislation. This clarifies in simple terms the impact of the changes to Approved Document B and how to comply with requirements on ‘Relevant Buildings and Specified Attachments’. This is endorsed and followed by Radmat Building Products Ltd.

Download/view a copy here.

 

Texsa Root Barrier P

DESCRIPTION
Radmat Texsa Root Barrier P is an APP plastomeric bitumen-based waterproofing membrane, with anti-root treatment for blue/ green roofing with non-woven polyester felt reinforcement. Coated with a PE Film on both sides Radmat Texsa Root Barrier P is suitable for green roof, blue roof and protected roof applications.

Radmat Texsa Root Barrier P is a Reinforced Bitumen Membrane Cap Sheet for use in a 2 layer EshaFlex system.

Suitable for all types of roof with a flat or sloped roof construction on new build or refurbishment.

For all applicable roofing systems contact Radmat Building Products.

For a comprehensive NBS J41 specification contact Radmat Building Products

Fire Performance When incorporated in a Radmat green roof, blue roof or protected roof application with either MedO GM20, MedO GM30 or MedO GM40 growing medium at a minimum settled depth of 80mm Broof(t1) to BS EN 13501-5 will be achieved.

Suitable Substrates
Timber, concrete, metal deck.

Certificates
BBA certificate No. 97/3336

APPLICATION
Torch applied to base sheet or suitable surface in accordance with the Radmat specification.
Overlaps must be torched. Side laps minimum 80mm. Head laps minimum 100mm.

Radmat 370 RootSafe Texsa Black Mineral

DESCRIPTION
Radmat 370 RootSafe Texsa Black Mineral is an APP plastomeric bitumen-based waterproofing membrane, with anti-root treatment for blue/green roofing with non-woven polyester felt reinforcement. Coated with a mineral granule topside and PE film underside Radmat 370 RootSafe Texsa Black Mineral is suitable for green roof, blue roof and protected roof applications. 

Radmat 370 RootSafe Texsa Black Mineral is a Reinforced Bitumen Membrane Cap Sheet for use in a 2 layer EshaFlex system and as a Protection Sheet in PermaQuik Hot Melt Systems. 

Suitable for all types of roof with a flat or sloped roof construction on new build or refurbishment. 

Any waterproofing upstands not covered by the green roof substrate should be completed using EshaFlex 370 FireSafe. For all applicable roofing systems contact Radmat Building Products. 

For a comprehensive NBS J41 specification contact Radmat Building Products 

Fire Performance When incorporated in a Radmat green roof, blue roof or protected roof application* with either MedO GM20, MedO GM30 or MedO GM40 growing medium at a minimum settled depth of 80mm Broof(t1) to BS EN 13501-5 will be achieved. 

Suitable Substrates
Timber, concrete, metal deck. 

Certificates
BBA certificate No. 15/5282 

APPLICATION
Torch applied to base sheet or suitable surface in accordance with the Radmat specification. Overlaps must be torched. Side laps minimum 80mm. Head laps minimum 100mm. 

LRWA challenge – results

Congratulations to Westwood Warriors (Westwood Liquid Technologies) who are the winners of this year’s LRWA Dragon Team Challenge. Well done also, to Axter Allstars in Silver medal position and Decothane Dragons (Sika) Bronze medal.

It was a valiant effort from the Radmat Rebels, so better luck next year team and well done for all your hard work.

Over £6000 was raised on behalf of LandAid Charitable Trust Ltd, which is a property industry charity working to end youth homelessness.

The battle will commence next year! Watch this space…

Radmat celebrates WGRD 2021

World Green Roof Day, 6th June 2021, is an opportunity to enjoy green roofs from all over the world and to celebrate the benefits they bring to cities and towns, people and wildlife. As the World continues to deal with Coronavirus pandemic the mental health benefits of outdoor space and nature have never been so important.

Radmat are proud to be part of this great celebration and movement towards greener cities, and encourage town planners, developers, building owners and architects to incorporate green roofs in all future new build and refurbishments projects to increase the positive impact on the built environment and human health, and contribute to positive climate change.

The benefits of green roofs are many:

• Increase biodiversity and sustainability

• Co2 capture, improving air quality by producing oxygen and providing shade

• Reduce ambient air temperature, greenroofs absorb heat

• Reduce energy costs, through provide natural insulation for buildings

• Managing stormwater runoff by retaining rainwater 

• Protecting and prolonging the life of your roof membrane

• Harmonises with the surrounding landscape

• Noise reduction, plant break up airborne noise

• Improving aesthetics and amenity

View some of our projects below to see how green roofs have been incorporated into some of the country’s iconic buildings:

Alder Hey in the park, Liverpool

Library of Birmingham

Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf

The Forge, Redclyffe Road

Great Eastern Quays

New Ludgate, London

Olympic Village, Stratford

Parliamentary Education Centre, Westminster

Walkie Talkie

Follow @RadmatOfficial for projects and tips.

#WGRD2021 For information about how you can participate visit worldgreenroofday.com