illbruck Reduces Installation Time with High Performing Sealants at Domestic Property

Ryan Gerrard / 10 July 2023

Time plays an important role in the construction industry. In fact, it has the power to make or break an entire project. Contractors and installers understand this pressure and, therefore, know all too well the importance of selecting products from a reliable manufacturer that strives to meet client deadlines and ensure an effective supply chain is maintained. When T&K Home Improvements were tasked with a domestic refurbishment of UPVC windows and a new door, illbruck was selected due its reputation for both high quality products and exceptional customer service.

The Project

The refurbishment of this domestic property required the replacement of both the windows and front door to the property. UVPC is a popular choice amongst homeowners, boasting added security, durability, low maintenance, weather resistance, as well as eco-friendly benefits. The owners of the property selected T&K Home Improvements to carry out the refurbishment, who in turn looked towards illbruck to supply the necessary products to complete the window system to a high standard.

The Solution

illbruck has a long-standing history for adding perfection to sealing and bonding projects. Covering a whole host of application areas, from windows, façades, interiors, and exteriors, we offer high quality products, services, and expertise to ensure your project achieves the desired outcome. Over the last 70 years, our solutions have been used in a variety of installation environments, from major construction schemes to minor refurbishments. No construction project is deemed too big or small in our eyes. Through working with our many distribution partners, this opens our supply chain to everyone who needs our help, from contractors and installers, right through to self-builders.

Selected for the project were two of illbruck’s market-leading sealants. FM330 Pro Foam Air Seal, which has been tested to EN 12114, was used as an airtight gap filler about the perimeter joint seals. This rapid, moisture-curing expanding polyurethane foam is gun applied for optimum performance and has excellent elasticity as well as airtightness and acoustic advantages. Offering superb adhesion to a variety of materials, these include brick, stone, and plaster, in addition to numerous cementitious and plastic substances. One of the main reasons this product was chosen was due to its elastic performance, offering up to 50% movement capability, which subsequently ensures integrity of the seal.

The perfect accompaniment to the installation of FM330 was illbruck FS125 Frame & Façade Silicone. This neutral curing, low modulus, low-odour silicone sealant is suitable for perimeter joint sealing applications with high movement capability. Promising excellent primerless adhesion to several surface types, including UPVC, FS125 has long-term resistance to weathering, ageing, and provides extra UV protection. This product comes in a modern range of colours, providing a low sheen finish and is easy to tool into place and smooth off.

The Result

The refurbishment was quickly turned around in just three days, resulting in minimal disruption for the owners of the property. The performance advantages of both FM330 and FS125, namely their ease of use, movement capability, and quality, worked harmoniously to create an attractive, contemporary finish.

Scott Hurry, illbruck Area Sales Manager, said: “We are really pleased with the fast turnaround of this project. The installation of the double glazed UPVC windows provide additional security and are accredited with the official police security initiative, Secured by Design (SBD). The professional installation by T&K Home Improvements combined with the high-quality sealants from illbruck have resulted in a professional, aesthetically pleasing finish. The capabilities of FM330 and FS125 have ensured this project could be completed in a timely manner with minimal downtime, so as to not hinder security at the property’s entrance points.  

“Here at illbruck, we work closely with contractors and installers to ensure they have the right products for their construction projects. Our team of dedicated experts are on-hand to discuss the various solutions we have to offer, or even point you in the right direction of one of our Partners, through our extensive distribution network.

“We also understand the importance of practical hands-on training and are proud to offer a series of training sessions through the Tremco CPG UK Training Academy. These include toolbox talks, where we visit the Client on-site and demonstrate our products in-situ, as well as sessions at our many distributor locations across the UK. Additionally, we host short 15–30-minute coffee chats on a range of subjects to support you with key information on changes to building regulations and emerging construction technologies.”

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