1. Bricks and brickwork 2. Blocks and blockwork 3. Lime, cement and concrete 4. Timber and timber products 5. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals 6. Bitumen and flat roofing materials 7. Glass 8. Ceramic materials 9. Stone and cast stone 10. Plastics 11. Glass-fibre reinforced plastics, cement and gypsum 12. Plaster and board materials 13. Insulation materials 14. Sealants, gaskets and adhesives 15. Paints, wood stains, varnishes and colour 16. Energy-saving materials and components 17. Recycled and ecological materials 18. Sustainability
Arthur Lyons was formerly Head of Quality, principal lecturer and teacher fellow for building materials in the Leicester School of Architecture, Faculty of Art, Design & Humanities, De Montfort University, UK. He was a lecturer in building materials within schools of architecture and surveying for thirty five years, and is now an established writer on construction materials.