What is Viking Bituclad?

Viking Bituclad is a CodeMark Certified, BRANZ appraised, modified bitumen membrane system. It is a double layer torch-on system which is designed for the most challenging of roofing designs.

Each layer of its double-layer system is torched on; the heat of which maximises the seal to the most intricate and vulnerable areas for leaks such as roof penetrations, internal corners and gutter junctions.

CodeMark NZ Certified

Product certification (CodeMark) is a voluntary scheme that provides an easily-understood and robust way to show that a building product or system meets the requirements of the New Zealand Building Code.

A CodeMark certified product or construction method must be accepted by any building consent authority as complying with the Building Code, as long as it is used as specified.

At Viking Roofspec our low-slope waterproofing membranes, Viking Enviroclad and Viking Bituclad, have CodeMark Certification, providing the most assured pathway to compliance.

Read more about CodeMark products on the MBIE website.

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Double Layer Torch-On System

Viking Bituclad includes a Base sheet and a Mineral chip-cap sheet.

The 3mm "base" sheet (an APP asphalt based membrane) followed by an attractive 4mm mineral-chip "cap" sheet available in black and grey, make up the double-layer system which also protects the roof from harsh UV, ozone, rot and puncturing.

Quality Installation

Viking Bituclad is applied by controlled flame which allows the bitumen to bleed into tight corners to seal intricate and vulnerable areas for leaks such as roof penetrations, internal corners and gutter junctions. It creates a watertight finish to protect a home or building from the elements.

Viking Bituclad can only be installed by a Viking Approved Applicator to ensure a professional, watertight finish.

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Where can it be installed?

Viking Bituclad can be installed on low slope and flat roofs; gutters and parapets and Floating Decks

It can be installed on buildings and homes, whether they are in the heartland of New Zealand or along our stunning coastlines. It is an ideal solution for sea spray zones.

Protection for a home or building

It is UV and Ozone depletion resistant, allowing it to withstand the harsh New Zealand sunshine. It is also rot and puncture resistant.

Specification made easy

We have an extensive range of Specification documents, CAD details, Product Technical Statement, CodeMark and BRANZ certificates available for Viking Bituclad.

To access these goodies and more click on the link below.

European Quality

Manufactured by one of Europe’s leading modified bitumen membrane manufacturers, Viking Bituclad is produced to the precise standards synonymous with Italian manufacturing, thus successfully waterproofing New Zealanders for the last decade.

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Ease of Approvals

Viking Bituclad has a 20 year product warranty and is eligible for our comprehensive full system warranty.

Our full system warranty is our product and installation warranty in one document.

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Quality Assurance

With a BRANZ appraisal, CodeMark Certification and specification documents available online, you have the information at your fingertips to assist with approval from authorities.

Types of Viking Bituclad to meet climate changes

There are two types of Viking Bituclad products - Bituclad APP and Bituclad SBS.

Viking Bituclad APP is suitable for the North Island where the climate is warmer.

Viking Bituclad SBS is a rubberised system for extreme climates. It won't crack during cold winter months as it is flexible up to -15 C. It can be installed across all the seasons and therefore is perfect for buildings and homes in the Central North Island and Lower South Island.

  • Can Viking Bituclad be applied to concrete or plywood substrates? Yes, it can be applied to both. Refer to the concrete and plywood substrate checklists for full details.

  • Is Viking Bituclad a potable water source? No. However, a coating can be applied to make Bituclad a potable water source.

  • Will lichen collect on a Viking Bituclad roof? Yes, however this is easy to clean using a light chlorine-based cleaner. Please contact Viking Roofspec for recommended products.

  • What colours are available in the Viking Bituclad range? Light Grey and Black are readily available, with other colours available on indent.

  • Appearance aside, are there any differences in the colours? The only difference is in the Solar Reflective Index; Light Grey has better solar reflectivity than Black, resulting in a cooler building.

  • What function does the mineral-chip in the cap-sheet serve? It provides the membrane with UV protection.

  • Can Viking Bituclad be installed as a one-layer system? No, it must be installed as a two-layer system as each layer serves an important function.

  • Can I install Viking Bituclad over my old rubber roof/deck? No.

  • Can Viking Bituclad be installed on a pitched roof surface?Yes, Viking Bituclad can be manipulated on installation to provide protection to most roof designs.

  • Does Viking Bituclad possess the ability to cope with substrate movement? Yes.

  • Is a Viking Bituclad roof classified as a light-weight roof? Yes.

Thanks for contacting us. We will be in contact soon to discuss setting up a presentation with you. Rest assured that in working with Viking Roofspec we will assist you in choosing the right roofing or waterproofing solution to protect your (or your customer's) most important assets.

In the meantime feel free to call us on 0800 729 799.

Kind regards

The Team at Viking Roofspec

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In the meantime feel free to call us on 0800 729 799.

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