The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products

Founder Members

Ecobond Cymru

Ecobond Cymru is a renewable roofing development company based at Mona on Anglesey. The company has developed a patented process for bonding secondary aggregates and mining wastes into roofing tiles, or cladding, minimising the use of new mineral resources or process energy. The resulting tiles, similar in appearance to local slate, are being perfected, with the use of sustainable vegetable based binders, thanks to a recent Welsh Assembly Government research grant, and are expected to appear on roofs in Wales in 2012.


Ecomerchant is an independent company that supports ethical trading. The Ecomerchant brand has been around since 1998, since then despite recession, uncertain economic times, and changes of management the company remains true to its principles and a leading player in the UK sustainable construction market. Ecomerchant are completely dedicated to making ethically sourced, sustainable building materials accessible to all at affordable prices. Ecomerchant also consider the environmental merits of every product before including them in their ranges, opting not to sell products which cause excessive environmental impact. Ecomerchant have helped thousands of people build and refurbish using natural and sustainable materials creating healthier more efficient homes, schools and workplaces. Ecomerchant consider the whole product supply chain from raw material production to end use, to ensure not only the lowest possible environmental impact, but also endeavour to ensure that there are no negative impacts on human health. Issues such as building durability and indoor air quality are high on Ecomerchant's agenda for consideration. Key to any design is the durability, carbon reduction, cost and quality. Ecomerchant has developed solutions with combinations of products which give best performance with least impact on our planet at the most affordable rates. Write or come and see us Ecomerchant Head Office, The National Self Build and Renovation Centre, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UB

ES Global Ltd

ES Global provides innovative and creative solutions for music, sporting, corporate and hospitality events. Creating the right environment is vital for any live event. ES Global specialises in the delivery of dynamic stages, temporary structures, event overlay and expert project management. We ensure everyone is left with an unforgettable memory of your event, for all the right reasons.

FOAMGLAS Pittsburgh Corning (UK) Ltd

FOAMGLAS® is the only insulation material that is totally impervious to any form of moisture and which will not burn, or give off toxic fumes or smoke. It is dimensionally stable, has high compressive strength, and is rot, insect, vermin and acid resistant. Manufactured only from crushed glass (>60% recycled glass, currently automobile windscreens and waste from the fenestry industry) and carbon, FOAMGLAS® is totally inorganic and will not support the growth of mould, fungi or micro-organisms. With a co-efficient of linear expansion compatible with both steel and concrete.

Keim Mineral Paints Ltd

Keim Mineral Paints are the UK's leading supplier of sustainable and environmentally friendly mineral paints systems. Based on the original material invented in 1878, mineral paints are VOC free, breathable and extremely durable. Keim paints offer both internal and external paint systems, as well as preparatory materials and breathable render systems.

Natural Building Technologies (NBT)

Natural Building Technologies (NBT) is the leading UK company selling and developing high performance sustainable building systems for mainstream construction. NBT works with clients, specifiers, contractors and partners to deliver better and more sustainable buildings in reality through cost effective systems, expert knowledge and full design and construction support.


Natureplus e.V.

natureplus is an European environmental organization, aiming for sustainable building. The natureplus association is composed equally by companies and organizations from building industry (like building and handycraft companies, manufacturers, trading companies, architects and planners, trade unions) and by not for profit organizations (environmentalists, building ecologists, consumer advisors and public consultants, eco-scientists and laboratories) representing nearly all EC countries. The association awards building and accommodation products with the natureplus® ecolabel. The products are proofed by independent institutions and fulfill strong demands on behalf of the environment, health and quality. The natureplus requirements demand in particular an above-average eco-balance, a maximization of renewable resources and a minimization of the use of petrochemical substances, very low emissions and the prevention of harmful ingredients.

Pavatex SA

PAVATEX is the leading supplier of high-quality wood fibre insulation systems for modern building envelopes. The diffusion-open, but airtight PAVATEX wood fibre insulation and airtight systems protect against both the cold of winter and the heat of summer. By combining climate protection with home comfort, they represent the perfect building shell for sustainable construction projects.

Procure Plus

Procure Plus is in the business of regeneration. We are a consortium of social housing providers primarily with stock in the North West but also working in partnership under the Re:allies collaboration in the North of England. Together we procure goods and services related to repairs and maintenance budgets on behalf of Registered Providers that are committed to making material differences to the social and economic wellbeing of their neighbourhoods. This is achieved through our board of likeminded Directors acting together to ensure that their budgets for repairs and maintenance works are channelled through Procure Plus. Consequently every pound spent creates significant cash efficiencies and a supply chain that understands and commits to the values of the consortium's membership. New services offered by Procure Plus, include a New Build framework and the Retrofit Brokerage Model both which offer independent advice to Procure Plus members to help them maximise the social and economic benefits of the new build and energy efficiency schemes whilst achieving best value. Both new build and refurbishment projects offer significant opportunities for sustainable building products.

Skanska UK plc

Skanska is one of the world's leading project development and construction groups. By combining our skills and experience in construction and infrastructure development, we have become a UK leader in delivering projects in healthcare, education, defence, transportation and municipal services, delivered through both private and public investment. Our forward-looking approach to sustainability is expressed through Our Journey to Deep Green(tm), where our aim is for all Skanska projects to have a near-zero impact on the environment. Within the Skanska Color Palette(tm) that illustrates our Deep Green aspirations we have an objective to use both zero unsustainable materials (defined by product transparency, sustainable use and sustainable end-of-life use) and zero hazardous substances. Our role as a leading green developer and contractor was confirmed when our President and CEO, Mike Putnam, was invited to be Co-Chair of the Green Construction Board, alongside Business Minister Michael Fallon, in 2012.

Trada Technology Ltd

TRADA Technology is a world renowned independent consultancy, research and information company, with over 75 years experience in providing technically-based solutions to help clients make informed business decisions and add value to their operations, products and services. Our core skills relate to timber and we are very proud of our unrivalled expertise in this area. Yet we also work with other building materials and more generally throughout the construction sector. Our clients range from some of the biggest in construction seeking help on site or in the design office, to product manufacturers looking to achieve third party certification for their products or assistance with product development and testing, to smaller companies and professional practices needing advice on specification and design detailing. As market leaders we are committed to achieving excellence for each and every one of our clients at all times.

University of East Anglia

The Exemplar Low Carbon Building project was awarded £6.2m from the European Regional Development Fund in October 2011. As a condition of this funding, the Centre for the Built Environment will provide free business support. This support is delivered through a series of bespoke CPD accredited seminars, webinars and other support showcasing the design, build and post-occupancy of the Exemplar Low Carbon Building which is targeting BREEAM Outstanding and Passivhaus Certification. The Centre for the Built Environment is a centre that draws upon a cluster of expertise within and outside UEA. The centre is responsible for delivery of ERDF outputs and, through Adapt Commercial, the provision of low carbon consultancy services.

Wienerberger Ltd

Wienerberger is the world's largest manufacturer of bricks, number one in the European clay roof tile market and a market-leader in clay pavers. Offering a 400-plus product portfolio of clay facing bricks and pavers, Wienerberger is committed to minimising its environmental footprint and maximising the long-term sustainability of the built environment. It was the first UK brick manufacturer to achieve the BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification and ISO14001 accreditation. In 2009 Wienerberger launched the precision-engineered clay block walling system, Porotherm to the UK market. Porotherm's 100 and 140 blocks are already accredited to the Natureplus standard. For more information about Wienerberger, its products and sustainability credentials, please visit their website.

Wood for Good

Wood for good is the UK's wood promotion campaign. The Wood for Good campaign works on behalf of the whole timber industry in the UK. It aims to promote the suitability and sustainability of wood as a building material to the construction and logistics sectors and associated professionals such as architects and design engineers.