the building industry is one of the main contributors
to land fill. With this in mind the Alternative Building
Products project is looking at researching, developing
and bringing to market less environmentally damaging
The project will research the whole
process from development to manufacturing to marketing.
The project will be focusing on two products namely
and Limecrete Flooring (www.limecrete.co.uk).
Glaster is a plaster
and/or render that has been developed using recycled
container glass as the aggregate instead of sand. It
has been tested by the BRE (Building Research Establishment)
and is currently available to buy.
Limecrete Flooring is
a completely lime based flooring, with good insulating
values and less embodied energy than cement floors.
It can be used in most situations and complies with
Part L of the building regulations.
- Market research into existing and
- Carrying out product testing and
development on products such as Limecrete flooring
and recycled glass plasters and mortars,
- Technical assistance from relevant
experts such as the Building Research Establishment,
- To produce literature and publicity
materials for awareness raising about the products,
- To organise open days so that interested
individuals can learn and see the products in situ,
- To organise training events in
the production and application of the products.