Construction companies should be thinking about materials in light of scientific predictions of wetter weather in the future, according to panel producer Egger.

The company pointed to scientists’ belief that the UK is under threat of increasing rainfall caused by global warming

“The majority opinion in the science community now agrees that the UK can expect much wetter weather in future years,” said Kathryn Burton, Egger UK marketing co-ordinator for specification and marketing products.

“This will clearly have an effect on the way we build things in this country and construction companies should be thinking now about materials and working practices in the future.”

Egger believes its Weyroc Protect flooring board is ideally placed to meet demand from builders looking to find protection during construction.

It says the product is BBA certified for 42 days’ exposure to the elements, with a water-resistant adhesive used to allow boards to be installed in wet weather.