Performance and Accreditations of Sika Sarnafil
We provide functional, practical roofing systems with performance advantages throughout the lifecycle of the roof. Indeed independent British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification confirms a life expectancy, in their opinion, ‘in excess of 40 years’. (Refer to BBA certificate for details).
The combination of expert Swiss polymer engineering, continual on-going research and development and market leading contractor training has created a range of roofing systems that we believe to be the best in the world.
To help demonstrate our longevity claims, in the summer of 2006, samples were taken from the 19 year old Sika Sarnafil roof at London Heathrow Airport and a 20 year old Baptist Church in Bedford. These samples were sent to the BBA for testing.
The membrane samples were artificially aged and tested in accordance with the standards for new membranes, and the results were assessed alongside test data from a 36 year old roof in Switzerland.
Considered together, the test results enabled the BBA to award Sika Sarnafil the longest period durability statement for a single ply roofing system, with the certification for Sarnafil G and S membranes now stating; “… satisfactory retention of properties indicating that a life in excess of 40 years can be achieved with periodic maintenance…”
Whilst every aspect of our business and private lives impacts on these concerns, the construction industry has a unique opportunity to impact positively on most, if not all of these issues. In new construction a holistic consideration of many of these factors can be made, optimising the design of new towns and cities to complement the natural environment.
The sustainability profile of products, systems, and services is closely linked to their excellent performance. Sarnafil stands for products which are technically superior, user-friendly, and sustainable during their life span from application to deconstruction. Sarnafil’s products are designed for long-term use, providing more value and causing less impact than comparable alternative products over their life cycle. Central to the performance of our products is our quality management system which ensures that we consistently provide products and services that meet if not exceed customer and regulatory expectations.
Sika is dedicated to sustainable development, assuming responsibility to provide sustainable solutions in order to improve material, water and energy efficiency in construction and transportation. As such environmental responsibility is a key consideration for Sarnafil and is reflected in our achievement of the internationally recognised ISO14001 standard and the continual development of our Environmental Management System.
People are the most valuable asset we have, and their safety, health and well-being are essential to the success of our business. Regulatory standards, management commitment, employee involvement, work site and risk analysis, hazard recognition and resolution, training and education are key components of the Sarnafil health and safety program.