A selection of specialist tapes for trade professionals & home users

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A selection of technology-backed tapes for construction

A growing trend in the construction industry over the last couple of decades is the convenience and effectiveness of various tapes. We stock several types of impregnated foam tapes for weatherproofing, air sealing, sound isolation and many other tasks where a tape is required. All our tapes are manufactured to certified, industry standards by the biggest and most trusted global construction names, including Adshead Ratcliffe (ARBO), Everbuild, illbruck, OTTO-Chemie, and Sika.

What's The Difference?

Tape Materials Explained...

  1. Foamed Acrylic Tapes

    Foamed Acrylic Tapes, or FAT Tapes (as they’re sometimes affectionally referred) are made from a composition of viscoelastic acrylic copolymers and monomers with glass microsphere fillers. Foamed acrylic tapes, is naturally tacky and is capable of forming structural bonds with many non-porous materials, in many instances eliminating the need for mechanical fasteners such as signage on renders or decorated walls. A select few foamed acrylic tapes from Tremco illbruck (formerly Alfas Foamed Acrylic Tapes) are available from stock.

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  2. Impregnated Tapes

    Impregnated tapes are normally polyurethane (or similar) foam in nature, and are saturated in various synthetic resins that then give the foams certain characteristics such as flame retardancy, UV stability, vapour diffusion and acoustic sealing, often providing expanding properties when exposed to air.

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  3. Non-Impregnated Tapes

    As opposed to the impregnated tapes, those that are non-impregnated have no liquids soaked or injected into them, instead, relying on the foam material itself with either a single or double sided adhesive side to seal, bond or secure.

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  4. Compriband Tape

    The original and still the most popular of the impregnated tapes is a trademark protected product called Compriband© manufactured by Tremco illbruck and used worldwide by a multitude of trades, especially in fenestration (or glazing) for many decades. With a massive 15 year guarantee, this foam tape is unique in that it will continually expand and contract to accommodate movement whilst still sealing the joints, in some cases providing a finished weather seal in external frame joints.

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  5. Cloth Tapes

    A large cross-section of our tapes category is made up of various cloth tapes, which, as the name states are made primarily of cloth materials in various thickness and strengths with different adhesives added to them for performing a multitude of bonding and fixing applications. Popular examples of cloth tapes are Gaffa Tap and Duct Tape.

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The best way to determine product choice is by deciding on what it's used for

Tapes By Type Or Application

  1. Aluminium Foil Tapes

    Aluminium Foil Tapes are used extensively inbetween the joints and gaps in insulation panels in roof and wall applications, are ideal for use as a vapour barrier between foil faced duct sealing on all types of air conditioning components, ventilation and serve to protect wires and pipes from heat, up to a resistance of 180°C and Flame Retardant to Class O. has excellent moisture resistance, making it

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  2. Anti Slip Tapes

    Stickable to most surfaces internal & external, anti slip tape is essentially a silicone grit embedded on an a tough, PVC tape using acrylic-emulsion based adhesive. A simple but very effective product for creating grip for staircase treads, sloping passageways etc.

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  3. Double Sided Tapes

    Traditionally used for simple surface to surface bonding for lightweight applications, double sided tapes have evolved into industrial strength alternatives to fixings and/or construction adhesives. Having these powerful grips attainable on a roll is often a viable option for tradespeople and DIYers like, for cladding or signage etc.

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  4. Duct Tapes

    Duct tape, (sometimes known as duck tape) is cloth backed pressure-sensitive tape, often coated with polyethylene although there’s several different types of duct tape, using different backings and adhesives, duct tapes are generally very similar from all manufacturers. Duct Tape has a multitude of uses including waterproofing and windproofing scaffolding, windows, doors and exposed roofing – it can also be used on vertical and overhead applications due to its unique hold strength.

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  5. Gaffa Tapes

    Unlike duct tape, gaffa tape are designed to be non-reflective and cleanly removed. The utility grade cloth tapes are widely used for quick, easy repairs in construction, industry, home and garden, usually temporary but occasionally strong enough to hold for long periods of time

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  6. Glazing Tapes

    Used widely in the glazing industry for weather sealing frames and gap-filling, professional glazing tapes are available in various sizes and colours. Glazing tapes are often used for the installation of single paned glass and also double glazed units into common substrates such as timber, UPVC, steel and aluminium windows and doors.

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  7. Grip Tapes

    With admirable, immediate bond strength to virtually any material, indoors or outdoors, including ceramics, brickwork, wood, metal, plastics and pvc. Grip tapes are moisture resistant and will not degrade with U.V light making them ideal for use in the home, industry, construction and office, in. many cases replacing the need for mechanical fixings and/or glue or special adhesives.

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  1. Sound Isolation Tape

    Sound Isolation Tape or Sound Resilient Tape as it’s often known, is superb for the airtight sealing and sound dampening of gaps, joints and in-between panels (such as sealing flooring & ductwork etc.) Isolation tape is self-adhesive and comes in handy, easy to apply, tapes on rolls. Isolation tape is open cell foam material giving it naturally superb load & recover consistency, making it perfect for applying to the top of joists before fixing Tongue & Groove chipboard flooring etc. There’s also grades of isolation tape which work for stud work / partition wall isolation: As an acoustic isolation tape, sound resilient isolation tape is ideally used for reducing the transfer of sound by isolating partitioning walls or party walls where they may meet.

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  2. Masking Tapes

    When painting, decorating, applying mastic joint sealants or any other task where a surface needs to be avoided, a masking tape is required. Masking tapes come in various sizes and strengths to cope with different applications for varying timescales.

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  3. Self Amalgamating Tapes

    For a multitude of tasks that require a flexible, waterproof seal or creating a rubberised grip on an implement (such as handles for long tools, bicycle grips or heavy bars etc) Self Amalgamating Pipe Repair Tape stretches and binds to itself forming an immediate waterproof bandage for stopping leaks in water pipes and other pipework carrying liquids. A unique stretchy tape on a roll that is a toolbox must-have!

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  4. PVC Tapes

    With great adhesion, PVC tapes are used extensively on building sites etc for joining sheets and membranes such as PVC and polythene. PVC tapes are flame retardant, perfect for contamination barrier fastening, dust sealing of sheets and many other uses in construction and industry.

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  5. Scrim Tapes

    Used for decades as an efficient and reliable method of jointing between plasterboards prior to plastering. Scrim tape is fibrous in nature with adhesive impregnated into the mesh to allow adhesion directly to the face of the join. Scrim tape always comes on a roll is applied by hand with slight pressure to aid adhesion. Scrim tape is used on the joints to stop the high possibility that the joints will crack with movement in the future after plastering and decorating.

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  6. Self Fusing Silicone Repair Tapes

    Self Fusing Silicone Repair Tape is used to repair almost anything from an emergency repair to a water hose or air pipe to insulating electrical wires or connections. It creates an air tight, watertight seal in seconds without the need for any adhesive and it even works under water! Self fusing silicone repair tape  is an excellent electrical insulator up to 8,000 volts, it withstands extreme temperatures from -65 to 260ºC and even withstands pressure to 700psi. Also resisting petrol, oils, acids, solvents, salt water and UV rays, this type of silicone tape is so diverse that it can be used for permanent or temporary repairs to just about anything: – U bends – All pipes and hoses – Electrical insulation & sealing electrical wires & connections – Binding rope ends – Corrosion protection many more uses.

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  7. Structural Spacer Tapes

    Used by specialist glazing manufacturers,double-sided, structural spacing tape is available to buy by the roll for use as a spacing element tape in structurally glazed fabrications. Structural glazing tape forms an effective short-term bond between the frame and the IG unit during assembly and creates a gap of the correct dimensions. Structural spacer tape is also known by the shortened name SST,  comes in various thicknesses and widths and is approved for use with most structural silicones.

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A Comprehensive List Of Our Tapes By Manufacturer

ARBO products from Adshead Ratcliffe have been respected throughout the building, glazing & construction industries by architects and contractors alike for many years, with specialist tape products available. Although we only carry a select few products in stock here, we can order any others with a fast turnaround.

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In 2010, Sika celebrated its 100-year anniversary. Developing innovative products and solutions and being consistent in all areas of waterproofing, sealing & bonding amongst other applications, have made it possible for Sika to grow throughout its first century. We stock a select range of Sika polyurethanes, silicones and hybrid polymer sealants, adhesives & tapes relevant to today’s industry.

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Over the course of 130 years, Hermann OTTO GmbH, an innovative, medium-sized company for applied construction chemicals, has advanced to become a specialist for sealants and adhesives. We are the premier distributor of Otto Chemie sealants in the UK and carry a vast selection off their product range including the pre compressed foam tape below.

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Colours vary in each product range

A selection of our most popular tapes available

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