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BRE set to begin board production

The Building Research Establishment and a consortium of partners including Tarmac are due to begin factory production of construction board made from recycled fibre extracted from domestic waste.

The project – which will be financed with £400,000 from the Technology Strategy Board and £470,000 from the consortium members – will involve using substances taken from waste such as food, paper, plastic, nappies and masonry to manufacture the board, which could be used to make fittings like bedroom doors.

Under the two-and-a-half year scheme, production of the board – which was developed during a four-year BRE research programme – will take place at a factory in Clonmel, Ireland.