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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Flat Green Roofs

Knowledge of green roof construction methods and the benefits of incorporating them in building design is steadily becoming more widespread

Unlike pitched green roofs, flat green roofs can either take the form of extensive (consisting of a thin layer of turf or sedum matting), or intensive (characterised by a greater soil depth that can even accommodate shrubs and trees). This more frequently takes the form of roof-top gardens, providing valuable secluded green space in urban settings.

Flat green roof build up

The build-up of a flat green roof will vary depending upon the intended use. We therefore suggest that you contact our technical department early on in the design process. However the diagram below shows a typical build-up for an extensive or semi-intensive green roof:

A standard roofing membrane and insulation layer is laid onto the underlying roof structure, then a studded, perforated drainage membrane such as Oldroyd Xv20 GreenXtra is used in addition to provide a drainage layer with reservoir capability. A filtrating drainage layer (Oldroyd Tp filter fleece) is laid down before adding the required soil loading and plantings, as shown in the diagram above.

For roof-top gardens, concrete decking is often used to provide a suitable load-bearing construction, whereas substantial reinforcement is not usually required for a lightweight flat turf roof.

Biodiverse Roofs

Biodiverse roofs are flat green roofs which have been specifically designed with particular biodiversity objectives in mind - see our biodiverse roofs page for details.

Fixing Guide

A guide to installing flat green roofs can be downloaded free of charge in PDF format by clicking on the image to the left. The guide shows how Oldroyd Xv20 Green Xtra can be used in conjunction with a primary waterproofing system to create a flat green 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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