Green build­ing ma­te­rial lends hos­pi­tal a new look

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY -

LEAD­ING hos­pi­tal group Medi­clinic re­cently showed its com­mit­ment to in­cor­po­rat­ing a strong eco-con­scious build­ing phi­los­o­phy by us­ing sus­tain­able build­ing ma­te­ri­als at its Bel­lville fa­cil­ity.

The Bel­lville Medi­clinic Louis Leipoldt, one of the oldest pri­vate hos­pi­tals in the Western Cape was given a facelift, with the dated red brick ex­te­rior façade be­ing cladded in Magnaboard, which was de­vel­oped by Cape-based firm, Mag­nas­truct.

“The boards are made of mag­ne­sium ox­ide, pro­duc­ing a tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced build­ing ma­te­rial that is su­pe­rior com­pared to many more con­ven­tional build­ing prod- ucts,” says Mag­nas­truct man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Dave Lindup.

“Magnaboard is com­pletely re­cy­clable, a proven fire re­tar­dant, im­per­vi­ous to wa­ter, mould and mildew re­sis­tant and a su­perb in­su­la­tor dur­ing sum­mer and win­ter.

“A fur­ther ad­van­tage is that build­ing with the boards is cost ef­fec­tive as con­struc­tion time is faster than with tra­di­tional ma­te­ri­als, with limited waste and sav­ings on en­ergy.

“We are see­ing a great in­crease in the de­mand for Magnaboards, as busi­nesses com­mit to us­ing eco-friendly build­ing ma­te­ri­als. Our green Magnaboards have many char­ac­ter­is­tics that the built in­dus­try has wel­comed.”

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