New IKO Breather Membranes Make Meeting BS 5534 Easy


New IKO breather membranes make meeting BS 5534 easy

IKO PLC is launching a range of breathable membranes for pitched roofs to meet BS 5534:2014, the new wind-uplift standard.

IKO’s Rubershield ECO, ECO EXTRA, PRO and PRO EXTRA membranes are being launched in February before the new legislation is 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, clearly showing which zone each option is suitable for, and the maximum recommended batten spacings.

“IKO Rubershield is a well-established and trusted brand,” adds Paul Owen, Commercial Director of IKO’s Distribution Division. “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.”

The IKO technical team is also advising contractors with queries on BS 5534. Call 0844 412 7228 or visit for more information.