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WITH AN EVER EXPANDING INDUSTRY OF INNOVATIVE BUILDING PROFESSIONALS STRIVING FOR WAYS TO PLEASE AND PERFORM FEET'S OF WONDER TO BUILD A STEADY FLOW OF HIGH END CUSTOMERS, THERE ARE TIMES WHEN PRACTICAL METHODS ARE REPLACED WITH ALTERNATIVE CREATIVITY THAT CAN END UP BEING A COMPROMISE TO THE DETRIMENT OF SUCH CREATIONS WITHOUT ENGINEERING FOR LONGEVITY.
Fibreglass relates to many fields and is fabricated in many forms, for general purpose use as a diversified product.
The manufacturer of the Class 1 waterproofing membrane exclusively accredits Seal It Up Waterproofing and provides ongoing support and specification correlating to AS/NZS 4858:2004 Appendix A, Durability of waterproof membranes -
AS/NZS 4858:2004 Appendix B, Resistance of Waterproofing Membranes to Cyclic Movement
AS 3558.-1999 Water Absorption 0.91%
ASTM E96 Moisture Vapour Transmission
The Class 1 polyester membrane Innovated by wet seal for use in internal and external wet areas in 1984, was endowed to David Collins from Seal It Up Waterproofing by a Wet Seal franchisee Ben Syer and the internal auditor of wet seal from 2012 until 2016.
Wet-seals replication of polyester resin and fibreglass started with prefabricated shower pans and building canoes.
Ben from Wet Seal has predominantly been using this system since 2002 and David Collins from Seal It Up Waterproofing has been using the system since 2012.
Between Ben and David, we have 32 years of polyester membrane waterproofing experience witch is more than most individuals.
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As a result of working with fiberglass waterproof systems, meeting experts, engineers, chemists, builders, we can offer permanent external UV stable waterproofing systems that last beyond 30 - 50 years.
Waterproofing of domestic wet areas AS 3740:2021
Originated as AS 3740 --- 1987
Previous edition AS 3740 ---2012
Classification of membranes
Class 1 (low extensibility) <60% Elongation at break (AS1145, all parts) Type 2 specimen including reinforcement if part of system
Class 2 (medium extensibility) 60-299% Elongation at break (AS1145, all parts) Type 2 specimen including reinforcement if part of system
Class 3 (high extensibility) <300% Elongation at break (AS1145, all parts) Type 2 specimen including reinforcement if part of system
Note: The introduction of reinforcement may alter the classification of the membrane.
4.3.1 Leak control flanges
For a membrane to drainage connection, the following shall apply.
(a) The waterproofing membrane shall be bonded into the the leak control flange. The membrane shall be terminated horizontally or both horizontally and vertically.
(b) Leak control flanges shall be recessed into the substrate and not protrude above it. Leak control flanges shall be sealed to the riser and be secured to the substrate to prevent movement. The diameter of the leak control flange (DN) shall match the diameter of the riser pipe (DN). The transition from leak seal control flange to substrate shall have a fillet sealant applied.
(c) Where a shower tray is used, provision shall be made to drain the tile bed and provide a waterproof connection to the drain.
(d) The leak control flange shall not be installed in a location that interferes with bond breakers or wall floor junctions.
4.11 Junctions, transitions, and terminations
4.11.1 Types of junctions, transitions, and terminations
The following list specifies the minimum requirements for the treatment for various junctions.
Junctions may be either wall to floor or wall to wall. Either the floor or wall may be waterproof, water resistant or have no treatment specified.
The types of junctions that shall be used are as follows.
(a) Type 1 --- Where waterproof to waterproof surfaces meet, the waterproofing shall be continuous across the junctions and shall be deemed to be a waterproof junction.
(b) Type 2 --- Where waterproof to water-resistant surfaces meet, a bead of sealant shall be deemed to be a waterproof junction.
(c) Type 3 ---Where water-resistant or non-waterproof surfaces meet, a bead of sealant shall be deemed to be a water-resistant junction.
(d) Type 4 ---Where non-water-resistant to water-resistant surfaces meet water-resistant surfaces, a bead of sealant shall be deemed to be a water-resistant junction.
3.6 Fastening for substrate sheet linings
Sheet fastening spacings shall be compatible with the waterproofing system.
Sheet fastening spacings shall not compromise the waterproofing system.
Requirements for sheet fastening systems are as follows:
(a) Water resistant plasterboard sheets --- Systems for fixing water resistant plasterboard shall be compatible with the sheet to be fastened.
(b) Fibre cement sheets --- Screws for fixing fibre reinforced cement sheets shall be compatible with the sheet to be fastened.
The test report below examines affiliation with manufacturers of the general purpose material used by waterproofing companies in Australia and New Zealand.
ALL APPLICABLE BUILDING CODES CAN BE FOUND AT B.C.A.B. AND N.C.C