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Material of the Month: August 2015 – Recycled Damp Proof Membrane

Why it’s inspired us…

This Damp Proof Membrane is manufactured from 100% recycled polythene waste diverted from landfill. The material is suitable for use in concrete floors where there may be a rise of moisture. It is manufactured in Wales.

Why we’d like it to inspire you…

One of the “Unsung heroes” of construction, can you think of another building material or component that does a very important job but can’t be seen?

How many other materials manufactured from recycled content can you find in the materials library?

Do you have any suggestions for another MATERIAL OF THE MONTH?
Or even another material? Please let us know!

Occupant Comfort and Rammed Earth

Karen Ridgewell ARB, Senior Design Officer, Architecture and Design Scotland shares some insights on the use of Rammed Earth Construction. Rammed Earth: In March 2019,

Access to the Materials Library

Access to the Materials Library: The Lighthouse is currently closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. This means that The Materials Library

Lead Roofing CPD

Event The lead roofing CPD looks at how to design lead into repair and restoration of traditional buildings. Highlighting on best practice for the laying

Re_Action Day

Re_Action Day, 21st March About this Event Re_Action Day hosted by Reset. Architecture and the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art and in

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