Frequently Asked Questions

Below is list of frequently asked questions. If you can’t find an answer to your query, please get in contact with us at

Q. What colours are Fatra membranes available in?
Standard colours are Lead Grey (RAL 7012) and Light Grey (RAL 7040).
Q. What warranties are available?
Fatra Australia offer two warranties for 20 year (1.5mm membrane) and 30 year (2.0mm membrane) periods. Our BBA certificate states that our 1.2mm membrane life expectancy is in excess of 30 years
Q. What certification does Fatra membrane hold?
Fatra manufactures high quality products that have been independently tested by the leading authorities globally. Whether for life expectancy, environmental impact, fire resistance or quality management, in every case Fatra membranes have provided outstanding results.
Please click here for further details on our approvals & accreditations
Q. What is the fire rating of Fatra membrane?
All of our roofing membranes have achieved at least an AC rating, which equates to a European classification of BROOF (t4) and are certified to AS1530.3. Fatrafol is also certified a Class A membrane under FM approvals 4470 “None Combustible roof Structures. Please click here for further details on our approvals & accreditations.
Q. Can Fatra membranes be installed above existing roofs?
Fatra's flat roof waterproofing solutions make refurbishment of existing roofs a viable option, including overlaying existing roof finishes including failed liquid and bitumen membranes.
Q. How do I become an approved contractor?
Please contact Fatra to arrange a training course and discuss further details.
Q. Can I install a walkway on a Fatra roof?
Fatra provide a 650mm wide reinforced membrane designed for use as a slip-resistant walkway. FatraWalk membrane has a textured surface and is ideal for the demarcation of maintenance routes and should be installed in a contrasting colour to the main field area. FatraWalk is hot air welded to the finished Fatra roof and should not be used as a waterproofing layer in it's own right.
Q. How are solar panels or photovoltaic cells installed on Fatra roofs?
FatraFix bars provide the perfect solution to attach solar panels to the structure without penetrating the Fatra waterproofing system drastically reducing weak points in the system and reduce the overall weight of the system due to not having to ballast the solar into place. Contact Fatra for more information on the FatraFix bar.
Q. What fall is required for my flat roof?
1 in 100 is the recommended minimum fall in accordance to Australian standards, but Fatra membrane can also be installed on a totally flat roof without problems from a waterproofing point of view but Fatra always recommend creating or rectifying any issues of fall prior to installing our systems as ponding water may occur, but this will not affect our warranty.
Q. Is a wind load calculation required for my Fatra roof?
A wind load calculation reports are provided by Fatra Australia for every Fatra mechanically fixed system. This will determine the centres of the fixing system. Fatra wind load calculations for are carried out in accordance with the requirements of AS1170.2 Structural Wind Actions and are based on project specific post codes, grid references, building dimensions and roof height from ground level and various other site specific parameters.
Q. Can Fatra provide tapered insulation designs?
Fatra Australia provide site specific tapered insulation schemes for all projects which require this system. Please click here for further details on tapered insulated systems.
Q. What products are best suited for my application?
You can use our online Project Builder which will advise the best product for your project and provide you with all relevant downloads. You can also book a Design meeting or site visit with one of our National Specification Managers here
Q. What step-by-step usage guides are available for my application?
Fatra Australia provides step-by-step guides for all our systems. These can be accessed and downloaded 24/7 from our online Project Builder
Q. How do I become part of Fatra Australia’s trusted Partner Network?
Message Us to discuss what a partnership with Fatra Australia looks like. We partner with the best in the industry to provide complete premium waterproofing systems.
Q. What documents are available to download from the Project Builder?
Our Project Builder allows you to download a huge array of documents for each of our systems, 24/7, including :
  • 3D Tech specs - A visual guide of every aspect of the waterproofing system.
  • Word Specification Template – An editable file to simply insert into your project specification documents
  • CAD Details – DWG detailed section drawings for all associated system detailing.
  • 2D Drawings – PDF Cross section drawings for all associated system detailing.
  • Install Guide – A step by step guide of how the system comes together.
  • Tech Data Sheets – All the technical data and MSDS documentation.
  • Maintenance – Full guidance on how to maintain the Fatra system including maintenance logs.
  • Certification – All certification, accreditations & test results for each system.
Q. Can I get a sample of the Fatra PVC membranes.?
Yes! Click here to get a sample