Reduced manufacturing costs for dry verge cappings
1 November 2016
Material change in roofline component reduces price per unit and is better for the environment.
Plastic replacing a wet mortar solution reduced the costs of installation
Precision plastic moulded dry verge capping replaces the need for a mortar to provide a strong, weather tight solution for all large format concrete interlocking tiles. The key advantage of this product substitution of a wet mortar process is it retains a stepped verge appearance, it’s simple and fast to install and can be used without a bargeboard.
Critically this new system meets BS 5534 requirements and NHBC guidelines
The system is compliant to the requirements of BS 5534 as a means of mechanically fixing verge tiles. Each verge unit is simple and fast to install and offers the stepped appearance of a traditional mortar bedded verge.
REPLACEMENT of uPVC with Polypropylene reduces ‘dry verge cappings’ unit cost
With advances in technical polymers, the development of UV stable product has brought about significant changes in the options available to anyone thinking about using plastic as an external construction material. The new polymers can bring several benefits, from fire safety to shortened lead-times. The introduction of a new replacement material goes through intensive testing to ensure validation and compliance.
The change in material can bring about significant savings
- Lower costs raw materials
- More efficient manufacturing processes
- Improved supply chain efficiency
Which adds up to Polypropylene being better for costs and the environment
It’s clear that Polypropylene is a safer, non-toxic and environmentally friendly alternative to the obsolescent technologies that gave us plastics such as uPVC. Given the cost benefits and other manufacturing advantages, isn’t it time you thought about making the switch?