Construction to Use Crops

The UK construction industry has been urged to make more use of products from agricultural crops and animal-based materials such as wool.

CIRIA, a leading provider of services and products to the construction industry, has launched a new publication setting out the advantages and uses of crop-based materials in construction projects.

Applications of crops range from insulation and light structural materials to geo-textiles, paints and wall finishes, and the environmental benefits include better air quality, natural management of moisture levels and reduced incidence of allergic reactions.

The Crops In Construction handbook covers currently available products as well as products with future potential.