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Winter Construction: The Must Have Supplies

December is here, the holiday season is fast approaching and things are ramping up in the construction industry. It’s always a busy time in the winter, so it’s important to have the right tools, supplies and equipment to help you out along the way. Have a read of our blog to see a few ideas of what you might need.

Sealants & Adhesives

Most sealants are universal, however some perform better in certain conditions compared to others. If you want to seal or bond something in cold weather, take a look at these:

Stixall Extreme Power

A well-known, combined sealant and adhesive which is great for many projects. As the name suggests, Stixall Extreme Power can withstand the utmost of conditions. With it’s temperature resistant properties, you can use this sealant in environments of up to -40°C, inside and out. Cold and freezing? No problem! Stixall Extreme Power can push through even the lowest of temperatures. It’s a brilliant sealant to have on hand this winter. Learn more about this product here.

Silirub 2

An all-around sealant with a resistance to cold temperatures, rain and snow. Bitter winter days won’t phase this silicone sealant! With Silirub 2’s low modulus, natural curing and fast skinning time, you can guarantee to get the job done efficiently with a quality finish. See here for more about this product.

Gorilla Polyurethane Glue

Most of us have heard of Gorilla Glue, but did you know it’s unaffected by cold conditions? This adhesive can be used to bond almost anything together and will stay together even in low temperatures. It’s strong, totally waterproof, and will withstand the winter months. Have a look here for more information.

Mixes and Compounds

Construction doesn’t stop, especially not for winter. See our recommended admix and compound to combat the cold.

Sika Wintermix

It’s in the name – Sika Wintermix is a winter working admixture. It allows mortars and concretes to be used even at sub zero temperatures. (Refer to working practice of mortars in accordance with BS 5628-3). Perfect for December construction! Learn more here.

Paving and patios in winter? Not a problem. Sika FastFix is an all-weather jointing compound that can be used all year round. It’s ready to use and self-setting, so it’s a quick way to get the job done. See here for more details.

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