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Creating your perfect architectural structure is one thing; preserving it against the elements is another.

The harsh conditions of our climate can be challenging for architects, so as we prepare to head into a period of freezing temperatures, icy winds and cold, wet weather, help is at hand to protect your work and repel the elements.

Epicuro’s Oleonic offers a scientifically proven solution that penetrates the surface of your structure, forming an invisible, yet breathable barrier; repelling liquids, dirt and all other surface contaminants.

This formula significantly reduces the rate of deterioration in building materials, which is often caused by cold, wet climates. It can also help to lower maintenance bills, increase building lifespans and lower running costs by keeping building cool in summer and warmer in winter. This helps to increase the sustainability of your building projects.

Epicuro founder, Professor Denis Chamberlain, said:

“As soon as the summer holidays are over for another year, the UK media seem to take great pleasure in declaring that this winter is going to be the coldest on record or that we are going to experience the heaviest snowfall for decades. “Whilst for many people this signals the start of a number of dark, miserable months, for those in the building industry it should act as a warning sign to make sure their structures are prepared for winter conditions."


“The simple application of a formula like Oleonic can protect buildings from the winter elements for up to 30 years. The unique formula works by stopping liquids, dirt or frost penetrating the surface of a concrete structure, leaving it clean and dry. If the surface is not wet, there is no risk of freezing weather damaging it.

“Not only does this extend the lifespan of a structure, it helps to keep buildings warmer throughout the winter, reducing the amount of heating needed and so helping to reduce carbon emissions and increase the energy efficiency of all structures – something all landlords and property managers need to be thinking about.”

15th October 2016