April, 24th, 2024

Many businesses are still unaware of the huge benefits it offers for new builds and property portfolios – or, importantly, the legal requirements around airtightness.

They are vital for creating buildings that offer safety, longevity and comfort for the end users.

Our experts have answered the top five questions we hear most often, to give you a headstart on your next project.

Is there a legal reason airtightness matters?

By this point, you’ve probably heard us mention Document L – the new building standard of the UK government. All new developments must adhere to this legislative requirement, requiring energy efficiency throughout the UK on new properties.

Property managers and construction teams must make every effort to follow this law and make it a priority for upcoming projects.

If you’re involved in roofing and cladding, compliance with Document L is essential for modern builds – and our tape adheres to all government guidance. It’s also received a third-party certification from a UKAS-credited laboratory.

What are the main benefits of airtightness?

Aside from compliance with Document L, there are many advantages to making sure that your building is airtight.

Reduced energy usage will result in lower CO2 emissions. Lower energy costs throughout your portfolio will begin to become noticeable, as will a decrease in your carbon footprint. This is more important than ever for businesses looking to achieve net zero targets with their builds.

Better heat retention in the winter months is provided by high-quality HS Butyl tape, which is essential given the rising costs of energy. You will also be able to maintain heat longer in the summer.

Are HS Butyl’s tapes reliable?

Building materials that can withstand not only time but general wear and tear are valuable for property builders and owners. They are hugely preferable over those that require regular repairs and replacements.

HS Butyl tape is a durable and long-lasting material and will help add longevity to the protection of your building. Industry-leading, our products are put through rigorous testing to ensure it provides the best protection for the longest possible time period.

How versatile are HS Butyl tapes?

For those installing HS Butyl tape, it is easy to apply and has a fantastic adhesion to a number of substrates. This often saves time during installation and therefore saves companies money in the process.

Our tapes stand out from other sealants and adhesives due to their effortless application, simplifying installation and handling for your team. They find utility across diverse applications, such as sealing roof and wall panels, vents, and other areas necessitating protection against water and air infiltration.

What makes your tapes different?

Other products in the market can’t provide the same level of quality we guarantee with every product in our range. Whilst there are some market products that deliver adhesion for homes, vehicles and membranes, our tapes provide longer-lasting protection and adhesion. This is thanks to our advanced build process and commitment to the best materials.

Want to know more about our products?

Marketplace proven and shown to perform for the long term, our products are in a different league to the alternatives. HS Butyl tapes are an important element for clients that need high quality at a great price and want to benefit from airtightness on their next construction project.

If you’re tired of using poor-quality products, choose the best and work with HS Butyl tape. Talk to our team now.