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Why Your Material Choice Matters

As designers, we play a critical role in the material choice used in construction projects. These choices affect more than just the performance of a building, they also address:

 

  • tackling climate change
  • achieving Net-Zero Emissions by 2045
  • supporting Scotland’s economy
  • addressing construction waste
  • addressing fuel poverty
  • utilising healthy materials

 

Watch our short animation to see why our choice of building materials is important.

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Why Your Material Choice Matters

As designers, we play a critical role in the material choice used in construction projects. These choices affect more than just the performance of a

Traditional Slate Roofing CPD

  CPD on Traditional Roof Slating Delivered by Graeme Millar (NFRC) Hosted by Tyler C Lott, BA MSc, Scotland Officer, Society for the Protection of

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

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