Damp Proof Courses
Our principal goal is to make life easier for the specifier and contractor by taking responsibility for the design and manufacture of all DPC and cavity systems. We provide a bespoke and complete solution for every project.
The Hyload brand
Hyload Original was the UK’s first high performance polymetric DPC, and was also awarded the first Agrément Certificate back in 1967. It has been the recognised market leader providing damp-proofing security for over 40 years, without a single reported material failure.
Innovations in technology and manufacturing techniques have led to the development of an extensive choice of DPCs and fixing systems which bear the Hyload name.
IKO has also developed other DPC systems to meet the latest fire and thermal building requirements, and to ensure that all architectural specifications can be achieved.
BS 5628: Part 3: 2001 – Section 5.5.71
Cavity wall design should be based on the assumption that rain will penetrate the outer leaf of the wall, even if it is rendered, and run down the inside of that leaf.
Where the cavity is bridged e.g. by lintels, structural beams, floor slabs, pipes, and ducts, DPC in the form of cavity trays should be provided to divert water away from the inner leaf.