Boards & Substrates

Buildings have a profound effect on our environment; more and more of our clients are recognising this and hence the rationale for using environmentally-friendly building and decorating materials. The following information helps to illustrate this:

  • buildings are responsible for a large proportion of the CO2 emissions in this country - 50% result from energy used in buildings; 10% from their construction;
  • The Environment Agency's trend data shows that around 2.5 million tonnes of C&D (Construction and Demolition) waste were handled in 2007 by waste facilities in Wales. Nearly half of this waste was landfilled, and only eight years of landfill space remains in Wales;
  • the development, use and maintenance of buildings result in the consumption of 6 tonnes of building materials per person per annum in the UK. if we all choose low-impact materials, we could really make an enormous difference!

Ty-Mawr is one of the longest established and most innovative companies in the green construction market in the UK today, a market that is predicted to see tremendous growth (22.8% pa until 2017). Ty-Mawr has contributed products such as glaster® and lime hemp plaster to the green construction industry and more recently has received LABC registered details for our timber-frame, warm roof, external and internal wall insulation systems that all use exclusively environmentally-friendly, breathable materials.