Marley Eternit has welcomed the news that the BRE (Building Research Establishment) has awarded an A+ rating to fibre-cement profiled sheeting in its Green Guide to Specification.
The company is the only UK manufacturer of fibre-cement profiled sheeting, which therefore means it is the only product of its kind able to achieve an A+ (the lowest environmental impact) in the BRE's Green Guide to Specification.
Being the only fibre-cement profiled sheeting range manufactured in the UK also provides customers with a reduced carbon footprint in terms of transportation miles.
An A+ rating is the highest possible ranking for any material, putting it at the top of the list for specifiers looking for roofing and cladding solutions with the very best sustainability credentials.
We are delighted with the recent announcement by the BRE, said Lynne Street, Sales Director of Marley Eternit - Profiled Sheeting. This just confirms what we have long recognised that our fibre-cement profiled sheeting, which is the only range manufactured in the UK, is a real sustainable choice as well as being the best value roofing and cladding solution on the market.
The BRE Green Guide provides architects and specifiers with advice and guidance on how to make the best environmental choices when selecting building materials.
The BRE assigned the top sustainability ratings for fibre cement because of its low environmental impact, along with the work that has gone into reducing its embodied energy during manufacture.
Fibre-cement profiled sheetings low maintenance and long life expectancy were also recognised by the BRE. So too was the fact that end-of-life fibre cement is 100 per cent recyclable, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.
Fibre-cement profiled sheeting from Marley Eternit is used in a wide variety of sectors including agricultural, commercial, leisure and residential.