IKO Systems Underlay Range Updates

We would like to inform you that following significant investment at IKO’s Appley Bridge manufacturing site we are proud to announce the launch of IKO Systems range of Partial Bond underlays.

Each range will comprise of a partial bond underlay for the field areas and fully bonded detailing underlay.

The new range is as follows:

IKO Systems – Existing Product IKO Systems – New Product Bond Type
Self-Adhesive Underlay
Heat-Activated Detailing Underlay
Fully Bonded
N/A Heat-Activated Underlay
Partial Bond
Self-Adhesive Detailing Underlay
Torch-Free Detailing Underlay
Fully Bonded
N/A Torch-Free Underlay
Partial Bond
Torch-On Underlay
N/A Fully Bonded
Discontinued Product: IKO UPXL Underlay – 64610003
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So What Has Changed?

The new products feature the new fleece carrier providing a more robust feel to installation while retaining the benefits of the quick installation methods of our traditional systems.

Please note that for any current projects and ongoing specifications you should discuss these changes with your local IKO Business Manager, details of which can be
found here

These changes are accompanied with major investment into the UK manufacturing of the IKO product range, making sure you are always installing a quality and durable built-up roofing system and will be rolled out over the coming weeks.

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Here you will find all the information you need on the IKO Systems Range of Products which includes more details about the individual products and further technical information.

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Got a Built-Up Roofing Question?

These FAQs provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about built-up roofing (BUR).

If you’ve got your own BUR question, just ask and we’ll do our best to answer.

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We have dedicated IKO Ares Business Managers in all parts of the country that can help with projects such as this. Please contact the IKO Technical Department in the first instance on 01257 256 864 or technical.uk@iko.com

Categories: Roofing, Specification

The new BS 8612 standard, covers Dry-fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems for Slating and Tiling – Specification and specifies the performance requirements and methods of test for dry-fixed ridge and hip systems connected to timber ridge/hip battens, ridge boards or hip rafters. This British Standard also covers dry-fixed verge systems, which are installed with ridge, hip and verge components used with slates and tiles.

Many housing developers and roofers saw dry fix roofing as the way forward, but with no industry agreed way of assessing fit for purpose systems and components of variable quality appearing on the market. Now BS 8612:2018 Dry fixed ridge, hip, and verge systems for slating and tiling addresses this problem by ensuring that all dry fixed ridge, hip and verge systems meet agreed standards.

The standard focuses on the mechanical resistance of the dry ridge, hip or verge products and introduces new tests to determine the mechanical resistance to wind load. The standard then describes how you can use this data to determine the suitability of the product for any given project depending on the design wind exposure of the site and building.

This information allows specifiers and contractors to make sure they can select products that are fit for purpose for the design requirements of their roofing project.

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