Bitumens

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About Bitumens

What is Bitumen?

A derivative of crude oil, bitumen is part of the hydrocarbon group and is created after removing gas, petrol and diesel from heavy crude oil and refining the remaining substance down. The result is a stable, semi-solid product perfect for binding and sealing as part of construction projects. It is possibly the oldest known sealant, as naturally-occurring bitumen has been used in construction for thousands of years, tracing back to ancient ship-building around 6000BC. However, this naturally-occurring bitumen is much different to the refined product we use today.

Bitumen has a number of uses in construction, most often working as the bonding agent in asphalt used in laying paving and roads. But, bitumen is also widely used in roofing and building construction. This is thanks to the refinement or blending process used in its creation that allows bitumen to be made to specification as a binding agent, sealing agent or protective coating. It can also be compounded into much more workable paint mixtures that can easily be brushed onto a surface.

Our Bitumen Products...

As well as large scale construction products, bitumen is flexible enough to be used for a variety of smaller sealing tasks. Our variety of bitumen products and paints can be used for simple patch jobs in roofs or as a protective coat on metal work. Choose from the following bitumen products:

Trowel mastic – used to patch and seal mastic asphalt, roofing or guttering
All-weather coating – weather and waterproof protection for roofing and metalwork
Black bitumen paint – A protective coating for metal, wood or felt.
Solar-reflective paint – a blend of bitumen and aluminium made to reduce heat and light absorption in primed metals.
Felt roof adhesive – A bonding agent for roofing felt on metal roofs, also good for sealing
D.P.M. – A damp-proof membrane for all ground structures.
Bitumen primer – A thin substance made to prepare surfaces for paints and coatings

These products come in various quantities to suit any size of task and are tailor-made to take on the task at hand. Click on the product for full details. If you can't find what you're looking for then feel free to give our customer care team a call on 01772 728268.