Can success in other sectors inspire a circular construction industry?


24 May 2023 - 14.00
Panel Discussion

Rockfon Showroom
4th Floor, 140-142 St John Street, London, EC1V 4UB
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When will the reuse of building materials in projects become mainstream?


24 May 2023 - 14.00 - 15.00
Panel Discussion

Rockfon Showroom
4th Floor, 140-142 St John Street, London, EC1V 4UB
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Time for reversal?

Refurbishment, repair and maintenance activity attracts a VAT rate of 20%, whilst VAT on new build is 0%.

Refurbishment, repair and maintenance activity attracts a VAT rate of 20%, whilst VAT on new build is 0%.

Circular design practices

What’s the difference between circular design and sustainable design?

What’s the difference between circular design and sustainable design?

Re-use of materials

Vintage items are easy to salvage, what about the ugly stuff?

Vintage items are easy to salvage, what about the ugly stuff?

The demolition and replacement of buildings is fueling the climate crisis. The built environment is responsible for 40% of global annual CO2 emissions and produces one third of the earth’s annual waste. It’s 2023 and yet the reuse of building materials only accounts for less than one percent of the construction materials market. Why is reuse so complicated to put into practice? Are there any success stories to give us confidence that it is possible? What needs to change so that we reuse what we already have?

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Meet the panelists



Kasper Vibaek - Head of Sustainability, Rockfon

Laura Wiesner - CEO, Wiesner-Hager

Asif Din - Sustainability Director, Perkins & Will

James Shears - Environmental & Sustainability Manager, Overbury and Morgan Lovell

Ross Dight - Technical and Sustainability Director, Tarkett

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