Ubiflex is a complete system, which includes High-Tack sealant and Ubi-Seal tape for sealing down to tiles, slates and overlap joints, Ubiflex clips for easy fixing into mortar joints and Gap-Seal for filling the joints. All are included in the certification.

Unique BBA Certification

Following testing at the British Board of Agrément, Ubiflex is the only flexible flashing on the market with a BBA Certificate.

Ubiflex is a complete system, which includes High-Tack sealant and Ubi-Seal tape for sealing down to tiles, slates and overlap joints, Ubiflex clips for easy fixing into mortar joints and Gap-Seal for filling the joints. All are included in the certification.

The Ubiflex system also received excellent results in wind tunnel tests at the Building Research Establishment.

Barry Donaghue, Marketing Manager of Ubbink UK Ltd, takes up the story: “The wind tunnel testing was not a requirement of the BBA. However we wanted to carry out the test and the BBA agreed to include it. During the test, the Ubiflex flashing and sealant compounds were subjected to very high wind speed conditions on a 2m2, 30o pitch test roof that was mounted at the end of the wind tunnel.”

The BRE documentation states: ‘The flashing around the chimney and a section installed between two layers of flat tiles resisted the maximum wind speed of 49m/s (110mph) without visible damage.’ To put that into context, the relevant British Standard states that the design wind speed to be expected on a two-storey house in the London area would be of the order of 25m/s (56mph) to 35m/s (78mph).’

All of which confirms that the Ubiflex flashing system is ideal for use in all weather conditions in the UK and can be specified with the confidence that it will give many years of waterproof protection. Which makes it attractive to the building owner, and you as an installer – but really bad news for the thief.

Leeds Roofing Company have had many job over the last couple of years,  inperticular the past two years where metal theft has become increasingly common.  The above option works in the same way as lead but does not allow thieves to take advantage, while also avoiding the damage often caused un such instances making this an option to truly consider.

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