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Q. WHEN WOULD YOU USE A
you would use a Membrane below ground (e.g. a cellar or basement), but
you can use them above ground, if you have a 'salts' problem, a cold
wall or stained chimney breast, for example.
Q. CAN YOU USE A MEMBRANE
A. Yes you
can, the type of Membrane depending upon the problem.
Q. I HAVE AN OLD ROUGH WALL.
CAN I USE A MEMBRANE?
A. Yes you
can. We suggest Kontract Membrane - fewer holes to drill. For very uneven,
out of line or loose walls you can use a timber 'stud' frame to hold
the Membrane in place and no plugs are required.
Q. IS IT EASY TO FIT?
A. Yes, its
easier than hanging wallpaper, apart from the fact that you have to
drill a few holes into the wall.
Q. DO I HAVE TO REMOVE THE
PLASTER BEFORE APPLYING THE MEMBRANE?
A. If you
have a Gypsum or Bonding plaster on the wall you will have to remove
it. However, if you have a good, hard sand and cement render on the
wall you can leave it there, as long as it can withstand the drilling.
Always remove loose paint and all wallpaper.
Q. IN WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES
WILL I NEED TO DO A SEALED SYSTEM RATHER THAN A VENTILATED SYSTEM?
A. You will
need a sealed system is if you are in a high flood area, with water
pooling on the floor, or if there has ever been liquid water present
in the past.
Q. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN SLIMLINE AND STANDARD MEMBRANE?
A. The Slimline
Membrane is 3mm thick and the Standard Membrane is 8mm thick - this
allows you to choose the best thickness for matching existing plaster.
Q. CAN I USE THIS MEMBRANE
A. You can
only use the Mesh Membrane outside and render straight on top of it.
However, you will need a lot of plugs to hold the weight of the render,
so it is rarely used for this purpose.
Q. WHAT DO I USE TO FIX
IT TO THE WALL?
A. All the
plugs and tape come with the Kit. All you will need is scissors to cut
the Membrane, and an electric drill so you can drill holes, plus a hammer
to bang plugs in.
Q. DOES IT COME AS A COMPLETE
A. Yes, we
even cut the rolls to size!
Damp Proofing Membrane
We have answered all the
common questions in the form of a Membrane Tips Sheet.
here for Mesh Membrane Tips - for plastering or plasterboard on
here for Kontract Membrane Tips - for insulating, battens and plasterboard.
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