Cold Applied Liquids for Roof Construtions & Green Guide RatingsGreen Guide Ratings for Polyurethane Cold Applied Liquid Waterproofing Membrane modelled with 12 Element Specifications over a 60 year study period (Cradle to Grave).

1) Flat Roof: Cold Deck Specifications:

Polimar (Liquid Waterproofing System) Description Building Types Green Guide Rating
Polimar EC/UV (15 &20 Year Systems) » Vapour control layer, insulation, timber joists, plywood (temperate EN636-2) decking, Polyurethane cold applied liquid waterproofing membrane system. Offices, Education & Industrial A+
Domestic, Healthcare & Retail A

2) Flat Roof: Warm Deck Specifications

Polimar (Liquid Waterproofing System) Description Building Types Green Guide Rating
Polimar EC/UV (15 & 20 Year Systems) » Structural steel trusses, galvanised steel purlins and deck, vapour control layer, insulation, Polyuretahne cold applied liquid waterproofing membrane system. Offices, Education & Industrial  A+
Domestic, Healthcare & Retail A
Polimar EC/UV (15 & 20 Year Systems) » In situ reinforced concrete slab, vapour control layer, insulation, Polyurethane cold applied liquid waterproofing membrane system.  All D
Polimar EC/UV (15 & 20 Year Systems) » Precast prestressed concrete hollow slab, with screed, vapour control layer, insulation, Polyurethane cold applied liquid waterproofing membrane system. All C
Polimar EC/UV (15 & 20 Year Systems) » Timber joists, plywood (tempered EN 636-2) decking, vapour control layer, insulation, Polyurethane cold applied liquid waterproofing membrane system. Offices, Education & Industrial  A+
Domestic, Healthcare & Retail  A
Polimar EC/UV (15 & 20 Year Systems) » Beam and dense blcok deck, vapour control layer, insulation, Polyurethane cold applied liquid waterproofing membrane system All  C
Polimar EC/UV (15 & 20 Year Systems) » In situ reinforced concrete slab with 50% GGBS and 20% recycled coarse aggregate, vapour control layer, insulation, Polyurethane cold applied liquid waterproofing membrane system.  All  C
Polimar EC/UV (15 & 20 Year Systems » Profiled metal “deep” decking with in situ concrete, vapour control layer, insulation, Polyurethane cold applied liquid waterproofing membrane system.  All C

3) Flat Roof: Inverted Deck Specifications:

Polimar (Liquid Waterproofing System) Description Building Types Green Guide Rating
Polimar EC/UV (15 & 20 Year Systems) » Beam and dense block deck, Polyurethane cold applied liquid waterproofing membrane system, insulation, rounded pebbles. Domestic C
Offices, Education, Industrial, Healthcare & Retail D
Polimar EC/UV (15 & 20 Year Systems) » Profiled metal “deep” decking with in situ concrete, Polyurethane cold applied liquid waterproofing membrane system, insulation, rounded pebbles. All B
Polimar EC/UV (15 & 20 Year Systems) » Precast prestressed concrete hollow slab, with screed, Polyurethane cold applied liquid waterproofing membrane system, insulation, rounded pebbles. All  D
Polimar EC/UV (15 & 20 Year Systems) » Structural steel trusses, galvanised steel purlins and deck, plywood (temperate EN 636-2), Polyurethane cold applied liquid waterproofing membrane system, insulation, rounded pebbles. Offices, Education & Industrial B
Domestic, Healthcare & Retail C

Flat Roof Elements

The Green Guide to Specification uses Life Cycle Assessment to provide environmental ratings for common specifications of individual major construction elements such as a roof, wall, and floor. The process utilises the ‘cradle to grave’ ratings calculated in the Environmental Profiling (Ecopoints) process and adds into the assessment the impacts of transport to site, installation, maintenance and disposal at end of life. The resulting output of the whole specification is expressed as a ‘cradle to grave’ A+, A, C, D or E rating.

Polimar Liquid Waterproofing Products & BREEAM

IKO PLC supply polyurethane liquid waterproofing systems, which comply with the BREEAM generic element ratings for roof construction as listed in the Green Guide to Specification website. Cold applied liquid roofing membranes have been recognised by BRE to help roofing elements achieve up to an A+ rating (depending on the roof construction), demonstrating the sustainability and low environmental impact of this chemistry type.

For more information and to see the actual element slisted in the Green Guide to Specification please visit:
www.bre.co.uk/greenguide.