Green building material lends hospital a new look
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.”