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BU601 Sealants for cladding joints (2016)

Product Description

Sealants are used to provide a weathertight joint or junction that can accommodate movement in a wide range of cladding materials. This bulletin examines the factors affecting the choice of sealant for sealed joints in cladding systems.

It updates and replaces Bulletin 441 Sealed joints in external claddings - 2: Sealants.

This bulletin covers:

  • sealant performance
  • sealant types
  • sealand function
  • sealant forms
  • sealant selection
  • classification by chemical type
  • joint preparation
  • application
  • curing
  • maintenance.