Damp-proofing Products

Our range of damp-proofing products are designed to deal with dampness entering buildings from the ground.

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Waterproofing Products

We supply a range of products to treat waterproofing problems common in buildings and homes in Southern Africa.

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Basement Waterproofing Products

We specialise in basement waterproofing products for the South African environtment.

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Turf and Green Roofs

Benefits of green roofs are widely recognised, we are the green roof specialist.

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Safeguard Chemicals

Products for Damp-proofing, Waterproofing and Building Protection.

Safeguard Chemicals SA CC, was established in 1997 as a subsidiary of Safeguard Europe Ltd., a UK-based company, formed in 1983. In 2003 it became a black-owned, black engendered company – the first of its kind in the industry. However, it still retains its close ties to Safeguard Europe as well as the sole right to distribute its products in Southern Africa. The company is well known and repected for its innovative products and technical knowledge.
Contact Safeguard today if you would like to find out more information about its products and services.

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Pitched Green Roofs

The benefits of green roofs are becoming increasingly understood by those in the construction industry.

Waterproofing systems for pitched green roofs tend to be simpler than those for flat green roofs, as "pooling" of water has less potential to cause a problem. Nevertheless, as with all waterproofing products, the success of the system is dependent upon the quality of installation.

Typically, the studded Oldroyd Xv Green membrane is laid over a suitable exterior grade bitumen-based roofing felt to form a waterproof drainage layer. The turf or sedum layer is then laid directly over the Oldroyd Xv membrane.

An edging board constructed from 2" x 6" treated timber is secured around the perimeter of the roof using special Oldroyd Turf Roof Hooks. This holds the turf in place and prevents it from sliding off the roof. For roofs with a pitch of greater than 23° it is necessary to provide a framework to retain the turf. This can easily be constructed from treated timber as shown in the diagram below:

Fixing Guide

A guide to installing pitched green roofs can be downloaded free of charge in PDF format by clicking on the image to the left.

The guide shows how Oldroyd Xv Green can be used to create a typical Scandinavian-style pitched roof - also known as a turf roof or sod roof.




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Safeguard Chemicals Gauteng
Unit 5 APD Industrial Park
Cnr Bernie & Elsecar
Kya Sand
Tel: 011 708 3603
Fax: 011 708 3620

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