Building Chemicals, Mixtures and Insulation
Quality building materials such as chemicals, mixtures and insulation ensure longevity and guarantee durability.
High quality building chemicals - an essential part of any construction project
Whatever the construction project, when it comes to quality and price it is important to choose well. First, make sure the building chemicals are health and safety compliant and meet all industrial requirements. Then, considering their easy use and application choose building chemicals that form a “butter like” consistency, as this way they are easier to work with. Last but not least, if the chemicals are to applied to plastering or used in brick laying, examine their weather resistant properties: some have a high degree of frost resistance, others can be used to prevent cracking and shrinkage.
Browse a wide range of building mixtures to make the smart choice for your corporate property renovation project
Building mixtures are the base of any construction work – durability, ease of application and environmental consciousness are equally important for sustainability and long term thermal and weather resistance. Dry building mixtures are in highest demand in the building materials industry now. Their greatest advantage is that due to their dry components, they are easier and lighter to transport. What makes them a preferred choice is that once delivered to the construction site they are to be mixed directly with water before use. This allows for direct on-demand application and also enables builders to add any building chemicals of their choice to the mixture.
High performance grout sealers are another option. They are used on natural stones and tiles as protection against staining. Dirt, oil or water is repelled, so the grout looks clean and new for longer. Most grout sealers are easy to use, both on interior or exterior areas.
Quality insulation - an important energy efficiency factor
About 70% of the energy consumption in most properties comes from heating and cooling. Proper insulation helps create a comfortable indoor climate and significantly improves energy efficiency. Heat travels towards cooler places, so quality insulation is needed to trap warmth inside in cold weather, or keep heat out in hot weather. The most suitable areas to add insulation panels are exterior walls, crawl spaces and basements.
Various types of building adhesives are used to seal insulation panels together. Plasterboards should be glued together to form a stable element, and construction adhesives are applied to create the perfect finish. They also react with the moisture contained in timber and other building materials to create a firm bond.
There are several insulation types, all available in different forms. The exact type needed will depend on the areas it will be added. The most popular and widely used type is thermal insulation, which reduces heat transfer into and out of a building.
Building insulation can also be used for waterproofing. In this particular case, insulated plasterboard has water-repellent properties.
A wide variety of protecting coatings is now available on the building mixtures market. Water resistant coating is the secret to keeping any commercial property not only warm, but also dry. Waterproofing is observed when the plasterboards create a plastic bubble barrier reacting as thermal breaks to humidity and allowing for efficient drainage. Waterproof grout, when applied, increases this effect by stopping water from reaching the external walls and penetrating inside to the building materials.
Another popular mixture is anti-corrosion coating. This is a cost effective protection against environmental factors that can affect the durability of steelwork used in building – adverse weather conditions can be devastating for steel and metal constructions. Correct application of anti-corrosion coating makes materials more durable and resistant to weather conditions, thus increasing the time between maintenance.
Laying a laminate underlay is also a common thermal insulation method. One of its major features is that it is suitable for application with under floor heating. Many laminate underlay products can also be used for sound reduction.
Floor heating can be enhanced with the use of a self levelling compound. It can be easily applied as part of the electric underfloor heating to ensure better heat spread – be it beneath carpets, tiles, wooden floors or as a base when installing the floor itself. The compound, unlike most building chemicals, dries within a few hours, thus allowing installation to continue around it.