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Contractor portal

Information about the approved contractor portal

Benefits of using an Approved Contractor

Features and benefits of using an Allbase approved installer

Approved Installer Requirements

Information on how to become an Allbase approved installer

Contractor code of conduct

Guidance for Allbase approved contractors when work is being carried out.

Finding trustworthy contractors

Helpful hints and tips on finding trustworthy contractors.


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Installations

Allbase products can be installed by our nationwide network of trained and approved installers. Find out more about our contractors or book your free site survey with no obligation quote.

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Find out more about our trained and approved network of installers.

Get a free quote

Request your free, no obligation Fibrecoat quotation from an approved installer.

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Contractor questions

Our technical support team can help answer your approved contractor questions. Or, if someone’s already asked, you can search for the best answer.


Fibrecoat Safety

Handling

Use Fibrecoat in well-ventilated areas and store away from direct sunlight. Avoid inhalation and contact with eyes, skin, and clothing by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment as outlined below.

Ground and bond all containers when transferring the material, empty containers may still retain product and product vapour. Do not expose to heat, flame, sparks or other ignition sources such as cutting, welding, drilling, grinding or static electricity. Do not pressurise and provide adequate safety showers and eyewashes in the area of use.

Protective overalls

Always wear protective clothing when using Fibrecoat materials, the disposable coveralls available in the store are the best way to protect your clothing and uncovered areas.

Eyewear

Make sure you have on a pair of wrap around safety glasses before handling or mixing any Fibrecoat resins, primers or cleaning solutions. Always have two bottles of sterile eyewash on site – one for the active site area and one for backup.

Gloves

Never let the Fibrecoat base resin, primers or solvents come into contact with the skin. Always wear either heavy duty latex disposable gloves or heavy duty reusables available to buy online.


Storage

Along with keeping you safe, storing Fibrecoat roofing materials in the correct way will also maintain the life of the system allowing for optimum performance.

Fibrecoat resin

Materials must be stored undercover and storage areas must be kept between 5°C and 25°C. Materials should never be exposed to freezing conditions or excessive temperature changes. Once opened, containers should be used completely. Typical due date for Fibrecoat is one year after its manufacturing date.

Primers

Fibrecoat primers should be stored in the original containers at temperatures between 5°C - 30°C. Product shelf life: 1 year, from date of manufacture.

Reinforcement

The Fibreglass Matting must be stored under cover and in the dry. The rolls are supplied in a plastic film and then in a cardboard box. Do not get the fibreglass wet prior to or during installation.


Disposal

Any remaining Fibrecoat materials need to be disposed of in the correct way, without causing harm to the environment.

All remaining materials can be disposed of at special waste collection points. Containers, or internal liners coming from a container, having contained the Fibrecoat resins and primers are also considered as hazardous wastes. Dispose in a safe manner in accordance with local/national regulations.

The Allbase recycling programme lets you return any remaining materials to us to ensure the waste product is disposed of responsibly or given a chance to be used again.


Support Documents

Applying the Fibrelast Topcoat

How-to apply the Fibrelast topcoat system

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Roofing Safety Tips

Guidance on how to stay safe while doing roof work.

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How to clean and maintain a Fibrelast Roof

Video on how to clean and maintain your Fibrelast GRP fibreglass roofing surface.

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Applying the Fibrelast Base Resin

A guide on how to apply the Fibrelast GRP roofing base resin system

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Fibrelast and catalyst

how much catalyst you should use and mix into the Fibrelast resins and topcoats.

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Fibrelast GRP Roofing Course Schedule

Information and course schedule for the full day Fibrelast GRP roofing course.

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Fibrecoat Primers and surface treatments

Details of the different Fibrecoat primers and surface treatments

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Fibrecoat Curing Times

Curing times for the Fibrecoat system

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Applying the Fibrecoat system

How to apply the first layer of the Fibrecoat system

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Fibrecoat Humidity Primer

Product information for the Fibrecoat Humidity Primer

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Tecnocem epoxy cement

Product information for the Tecnocem epoxy cement system

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Fibrecoat Porosity Sealer

Product information for the Fibrecoat Porosity Sealer

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Fibrecoat PU Solvent

Product information for the Fibrecoat PU Solvent

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Fibrecoat PU Primer

Product information for the Fibrecoat PU primer

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Fibrecoat system components

Summarising the different Fibrecoat system components available

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Fibrecoat coverage rates

Typical Fibrecoat material coverage rates for different surface conditions

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Fibrecoat installation overview

Some information to help you get started with Fibrecoat

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Roofing Safety Tips

Guidance on how to stay safe while doing roof work.

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Fibrecoat Fibreglass Roofing Course Schedule

An overview of our full day Fibrecoat roofing system training course which teaches you how to apply the next generation of fibreglass roofing.

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Fibrecoat substrate guide

The Fibrecoat system can be applied to a range of surfaces, depending on the substrate a primer will need to be applied before coating.

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Bonded vs Bound

What is the difference between resin bonded and bound surfacing systems?

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Suds Compliance

What is SUDS compliance and what does it mean for you

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Roofing Safety Tips

Guidance on how to stay safe while doing roof work.

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What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

A look at what Continuing Professional Development or CPD is and what it will do for you

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Add A Reference To Your Online Certificate

You can choose to request a reference from anyone on Linkedin. Once the request is actioned this reference will show up underneath your certificate.

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Add your certificate to Linkedin

Promote your new skills by adding your Allbase accreditations to your Linkedin profile.

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Print your certificate

How to print a high quality copy of your Allbase training certificate from home

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Fibrecoat Fibreglass Roofing Course Schedule

An overview of our full day Fibrecoat roofing system training course which teaches you how to apply the next generation of fibreglass roofing.

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Fibrelast GRP Roofing Course Schedule

Information and course schedule for the full day Fibrelast GRP roofing course.

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Credential Image Embedding

How to embed your Allbase credentials into a webpage or blog post.

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Contractor portal

Information about the approved contractor portal

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Benefits of using an Approved Contractor

Features and benefits of using an Allbase approved installer

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Approved Installer Requirements

Information on how to become an Allbase approved installer

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Contractor code of conduct

Guidance for Allbase approved contractors when work is being carried out.

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Finding trustworthy contractors

Helpful hints and tips on finding trustworthy contractors.

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Making a Basecare claim

How to make a claim on your Basecare cover

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Transfer your Basecare plan

How to transfer a Basecare guarantee or warranty

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Standard Basecare Guarantee

How to apply for the standard Basecare guarantee

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Questions

Fibrelast Guide

Do you have a Fibrelast installation guide

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Winter version

Do you manufacture a winter or low temperature curing version of the Fibrelast system?

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Can GRP Roofing be applied over felt?

Can GRP fibreglass roofing be applied over an existing felt roof?

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Curing time for GRP roofing?

How long does it take GRP roofing resins to cure?

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Installation time for GRP?

How long does it take for a fibreglass roof to be installed?

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Whats the difference between GRP and Fibreglass roofing?

Whats the difference between GRP and fibreglass roofing?

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Decking used on a GRP Roof?

What type of decking do you use with GRP roofing?

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Can you walk on a fibreglass roof?

Can you walk on a GRP fibreglass roof?

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Calculating the materials needed for a GRP roof?

How much material do I need for my new fibreglass roof?

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How long does a fibreglass roof last?

How long does a GRP roof last for?

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GRP Roofing Layers

What is the build-up of a GRP fibreglass roof?

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Cutting trims

Whats the best way to cut fibreglass trims?

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Low cost fibreglass roofing resins

Whats the difference between standard or low cost and premium GRP roofing systems?

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Lead roofing replacement

Can fibreglass roofing systems be used as lead replacements?

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Expansion joints to fibreglass roof?

Do I need to add expansion joints to my GRP roof?

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PVC Trims with GRP Roofing

Will GRP roofing stick to uPVC trims?

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Using acetone to clean my hands

Can I use acetone to wash resin off my hands?

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Will Fibrecoat stick to GRP trims

Will the Fibrecoat system stick to standard GRP roofing trims?

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Can GRP Roofing be applied over felt?

Can GRP fibreglass roofing be applied over an existing felt roof?

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Can Fibrecoat be used to repair Asbestos?

Can you use Fibrecoat to repair Asbestos?

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PVC Trims with GRP Roofing

Will GRP roofing stick to uPVC trims?

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Fibrecoat curing times

How long does it take for the Fibrecoat system to cure?

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How much aggregate is needed for a resin drive?

How much aggregate is needed for a resin bonded or bound surface?

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Does Gravelcoat require special aggregate?

Can you use standard aggregate with resin bonded and bound?

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Whats the difference between resin bonded and bound?

What is the difference between resin bonded and bound?

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Resin bound curing times

What is the curing times for the resin bound system?

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Groundwork and preparation

Groundwork and preparation needed for resin bound system?

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Are special mixers needed for Resin Bound?

Are special mixers used to apply resin bound?

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How does Gravelcoat filter the water

How does Gravelcoat get rid of water from the surface?

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Will Fibrecoat stick to GRP trims

Will the Fibrecoat system stick to standard GRP roofing trims?

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Cutting trims

Whats the best way to cut fibreglass trims?

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Expansion joints to fibreglass roof?

Do I need to add expansion joints to my GRP roof?

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Do I need to be trained again?

Do I need to be trained again to use your products?

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Training Certificates

How long does it take to receive my training certificate?

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What experience do i need?

Do I need any previous experience to apply for a training course?

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Is special clothing needed?

Do i need to bring any special clothing for the practical training courses?

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Hotels and accomodation

Can you recommend any hotels and accommodation for your training courses?

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Training Cancellations

Is their a charge to cancel a training course?

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Approved contractor application

How long does the approved contractor application take?

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Written health and safety policy

Do I need to have a written health and safety policy?

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Can anyone join

Can anyone join the Allbase Approved contractor scheme?

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Approval length

How long does the Allbase approved installer status last and does it cost anything to be renewed

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Approval marketing

How will my potential customers know I'm an Allbase approved installer?

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Sub-contracting installers

Can I subcontract Allbase approved installers?

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Approval time

How long does it take to become an Allbase approved installer?

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Marketing materials

Do you provide approved contractors with marketing materials?

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Sales leads

Will you send me sales leads if I become an Allbase approved contractor?

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Fibrecoat

Featured topics

All the topics, resources, and information you'll need for Fibrecoat.


Applying the Fibrecoat system

How to apply the first layer of the Fibrecoat system

Fibrecoat installation overview

Some information to help you get started with Fibrecoat

Fibrecoat substrate guide

The Fibrecoat system can be applied to a range of surfaces, depending on the substrate a primer will need to be applied before coating.


View more Fibrecoat documentation

Installations

Fibrecoat can be installed by our nationwide network of trained and approved installers. Find out more about our contractors or book your free site survey with no obligation quote.

Approved installer

Find out more about our trained and approved network of installers.

Get a free quote

Request your free, no obligation Fibrecoat quotation from an approved installer.

Verify

Check a contractors verification number to prevent misrepresentation.

Basecare Guarantee

Our industry leading Basecare protection plans can provide up to 25 years of cover for the Fibrecoat system as standard along with a free maintenance plan and support.

Other plans include installation cover and Basecare+, our five year protection warranty with free callouts and maintenance checks.

Register

Register your Fibrecoat Basecare guarantee

Transfer

Transfer your Fibrecoat guarantee to another person

Claim

Make a claim against your Fibrecoat Basecare cover

Fibrecoat Questions

Our technical support team can help answer your Fibrecoat question. Or, if someone’s already asked, you can search for the best answer.


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Glossary

A


ACETONE

Acetone is a cleaning solvent mainly used with our Fibrelast GRP roofing system to clean the rollers and brushes so that they can be re-used.

ABUTMENT

Abutments are the junctions of a roof surface where it meets a wall, chimney etc..

ASPHALT

Asphalt is a bituminous waterproofing agent used in number of different roofing materials.

B


BARGE BOARD

A bargeboard is a board that is fastened to the projecting gables of a roof to give them strength, protection, and to conceal the otherwise exposed end of the horizontal timbers of the roof to which they were attached.

BATTEN

Roofing battens or battening are used to provide the fixing point for roofing materials. The spacing of the battens on the trusses or rafters depend on the type of roofing material and are applied horizontally.

BUBBLE BUSTER

Also known as consolidating rollers and paddle rollers, these are made for the GRP roofing market that reduce splash back when used with our Fibrelast base resin system.

BINDER

Chopped strand matting is made up of tiny strands of glass bonded by an emulsion binder which breaks down when the Fibrelast GRP roofing resin is applied.

C


CATALYST

Catalyst sometimes called activator or hardener is the chemical that is mixed into the Fibrelast GRP roofing resins and topcoats to start the curing process.

CATALYST DISPENSER

A specially designed method for safely measuring and dispensing catalyst.

COLD ROOF

A cold roof is one where the insulation is laid between the ceiling joists. This means everything above the insulation is colder than the living space and everything below the insulation is warm.

CSM

CSM stands for chopped strand matting and is the fibreglass that is used with the Fibrelast base resin to reinforce the system giving it strength.

COUNTER BATTEN

Wooden strips installed vertically over pitched roofs to which horizontal tiling battens are attached to. They are used to allow rainwater to run off the tiles and off your roof.

D


DORMER

A roofed structure, often containing a window, that projects vertically beyond the plane of a pitched roof. It is also known as rooftop window. Dormers are commonly used to increase the usable space in a loft and to create window openings in a roof plane.

DOWN PIPE

Downpipes carry rainwater from a roof to ground level either directly into a drain or container for green water harvesting.

E


EAVES

The edges of the roof which overhang the face of a wall and, normally, project beyond the side of a building. Eaves form an overhang to push water clear of the walls.

F


FASCIA BOARD

A long, straight board that runs across the lower edge of a roof. The fascia is fixed directly to the lower ends of the roof trusses and usually supports the lower edge of the bottom row of tiles. The fascia board also holds all the guttering in position.

FELT ROOFING

A two or three layers system for boarded flat roofs using either adhesives or hot bitumen or a flame torch. Traditionally this system has been bitumen based although modern polymer products are available which offer better performance.

FLASHING

Traditionally made from lead or zinc, Flashings are used over joints in roof and wall construction to prevent water ingress.

FLAT FLASHING

Supplied in a 20 metre roll, GRP flat flashing is mainly used as a continuous flashing under slates at roof junction.The product has many other uses including gutter linings, parapet wall details and under air conditioning units.

FLAT ROOF

A roof which has a very slight slope, traditionally covered in felt, lead or other waterproof systems.


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