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Title: Selecting gaskets for construction joints

Ref Code: DG469
Authors: C Newman

Abstract1: This Digest advises on selecting gaskets for fixed joints in the external envelope of buildings. Gaskets are the main alternative to sealants for sealing joints in construction. BS 6093, the code of practice for the design of joints and jointing in buildings, gives authoritative guidance on the design of joints. However, while there are supporting standards for sealants, for gaskets there is only a materials specification of limited scope. Gasketted joints can provide effective weathersealing, but this requires appropriately designed joints and gaskets coupled with the use of suitable gasket materials.



Year Published: 2002

ISBN: 978-1-86081-581-2


Pages: 12


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