Pioneering Low-Carbon Plasterboard to be Trialled in UK

Adaptavate's Breathaboard product
(Image credit: Adaptavate)

A carbon-absorbing plasterboard will be tested in pilot trials to assess its efficacy as an alternative to mainstream plasterboard products.

Adaptavate, a UK-based biotechnology company, has raised £2.2m to help develop a pilot line in Bristol that will test and scale production of Breathaboard, a bioscopic alternative to gypsum plasterboard to plastering walls, that could one day become a sustainable building material for those undertaking self build or renovation projects. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.