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Protech Radon 400

Protech Radon 400 is a high performance proprietary reinforced gas barrier, for maximum protection against ground-borne gases particularly radon.
Due to its unique composition, the membrane is extremely robust and flexible and, therefore, easy to install on site. It can be jointed with use of our Protech tapes or heat welded. The membrane also provides protection from damp when placed below the slab and, therefore, there is no need to install a separate DPM.

  • Elastic and durable material to give protection against radon gas
  • Easy to install
  • Wide temperature range
Protech Radon 400

Protech Radon 400


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  • 1 Site Investigation

    Step-1Site Investigation Reports including Gas Monitoring Results. We can review these reports and advise routes for compliance.
  • 2 System Design

    gas-Protection-System-Design-930x550Full Ground Gas Protection System Design available. CIRIA, NHBC & Building Regulations compliant.
  • 3 Specification

    Step3Ease of specification with full NBS Plus specifications available for every product. Wide library of standard details with site specific details on request.
  • 4 Installation

    Telephone-Support-930x550-1We are linked to Specialist Installers who are qualified to NVQ Level 2 in Gas Membrane Installation as recommended in CIRIA C735.
  • 5 Validation

    Step-5We have close links with independent 3rd party validation professionals, ensuring your project complies with the relevant building regulations.

 

 

New 'Protech Radon 400' Gas Membrane Added to Product Portfolio

Radon protection has become a hot topic for the industry. Once regarded as something only to worry about in specific regions of the UK, experience has led to a more robust approach to assessment and mitigation in recent years.

The reason for radon’s low-profile is evident in its infamous moniker: “the quiet killer”. Compared to other dangerous ground gases like carbon dioxide or methane, the consequences of over-exposure to radon are felt less quickly and experienced less dramatically.

That’s not to say radon is any less dangerous than CO2 or methane. The British Medical Journal estimates in-home radon poisoning is linked to over 1000 deaths in the UK every year, and rates radon as the second-highest contributor to lung cancer behind smoking.

The main challenge of dealing with radon is that there is no practical way of eliminating or neutralizing its source. Contrasted with other ground gases that are the result of pollution or historical land usage, radon is the product of natural geological processes that have been going on for eons. High radon concentration is linked to the regions in the UK with the most granite bedrock such as South West England, the Peak District, and Aberdeenshire.

The only way to manage the risk of dangerous in-house radon concentrations is to prevent the radon from getting indoors in the first place. The most common way to do this is through the installation of a ground gas barrier membrane.

There are some key considerations when choosing an appropriate radon membrane:

  • Meets Guidance Requirements: The BBA requires membranes to be a minimum 0.4mm (400 microns) thick to be eligible to be called a radon barrier
  • Good Strength and Elongation Properties: This is particularly important for membranes being installed under solid concrete slabs, as the concrete pour may stretch weaker membranes.
  • 'Thicker’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Better’: Membranes that are significantly thicker than 0.4mm may provide specifiers peace of mind but will more difficult to install on-site. Cumbersome membranes may work against fine detailing work in corners and around floor penetrations, resulting in an imperfect ground gas seal and costly remediations.

In response, the A. Proctor Group Ltd. have unveiled their latest ground gas protection membrane: Protech Radon 400. This membrane is reinforced to resist stretching and elongation, and can be used with both solid and suspended ground floor applications. Made of virgin material, Protech Radon 400 is extremely robust but remains flexible and easy to handle, even at very low temperatures. The membrane junctions can be taped or welded and, at just over 0.4mm thick, makes detailing quick and easy

 

 

 

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Our new Ground Gas Protection Accessories Brochure is now available. Download it for complete information on our range of Protech and Provoid Ground Gas accessories.

 

 

 
 

 

 

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Check our Building on Contaminated Land: VOC Barrier Membranes Webinar Page. Here you will find video replay, downloadable video, transcript & downloadable PDF transcript of our Webinar, hosted by our Managing Director, Keira Proctor.

 

 

 

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There are many potential weak spots to consider when installing a gas protection system. Maintaining a continuous gas tight seal is vital in ensuring that the system performs as it was designed to. Read our article to learn the correct way to deal with corner sections, pipe penetrations & stanchion details.

 

 
 

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