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This year we will be attending the Ecobuild exhibition at ExCeL in London. It is, according to the organisers, the worlds largest sustainability exhibition and is also the UK largest building exhibition. We’ll be at stand S212/3 if you want to come and see us face to face!!

We have some new wood fibre products to show plus a new material called Cemwood. This product is made from mineralised wood chips and comes completely dry in 50 litre bags or in bulk bags. It can be used for cavity wall insulation where EWI is going to be added, it can be used as a levelling fill under flooring or Lithotherm systems and it can be used as floor insulation as it is load bearing.

In years gone by we were great promoters of Tradical Hemcrete and although it is a great material the drying of the walls can be an issue. Cemwood is dry, has as good thermal conductivity (0.07 W/mK), it has higher heat capacity (2100kJ/kg) than Hemcrete and it also has higher density (300kg/m3) making it a very exciting product to use. We’ll have a few examples of how to use it on the stand.

This year I notice that the overall size within ExCeL has been reduced by at least 25% which is partly a sign of the reduction in exhibitor numbers (probably due to the recession cutting people’s budgets) but it will make it less daunting for visitors. The show is better zoned this year with similar types of exhibitors encouraged to stay in their suggested areas. This will help those interested in any specific topic more able to see all the relevant companies in that sector rather than having to navigate the vast arena trying to find individual companies.

For those of you who come along, I look forward to seeing you. For those of you who don’t, you can still share our excitement by getting a 10% discount from purchases through our online store via the Ecobuild page on our website.

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