Don & Low Limited

Newfordpark House Glamis Road, Forfar, Angus
Dumfries DD8 1FR Scotland

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Products

Don & Low is The Premier Source

for All Construction Membrane Needs

Complete Building Envelope Solutions:

• Roofing Underlays
• Walling Membranes
• Flooring Membranes
• Temporary Site Protection

All Construction Membranes are Made in the UK and Provide:

• Outstanding Technical Performance
• Regulatory Compliance
• Improved Energy Efficiency
• Eco-friendly Materials

Membranes
are made with recycled materials

With unrivalled 
print and colour
customisation

Stock availability
ensures quick
delivery times

Contact Don & Low’s technical and sales experts

0808 169 4444

or membranes@donlow.co.uk

Built on Tradition, Driven by Innovation Since 1792.

Founded in 1792, Don & Low began as a small woven textiles manufacturer in Scotland, gradually expanding its operations and diversifying its production capabilities. Through strategic investments in technology and a relentless pursuit of quality, Don & Low has evolved into a leading vertically integrated manufacturer, specialising in producing construction membranes, geotextiles, and industrial textiles & yarns. The company’s dedication to innovation is evidenced by 47 registered patents and trademarks and over 400 products, reflecting a commitment to staying ahead in the industry.

Embracing change and pushing the boundaries of innovation have been the guiding principles of Don & Low’s progress, helping the company stay ahead of industry trends and meet the shifting needs of its customers. Today, Don & Low is a trusted name synonymous with quality, reliability, and innovation, poised to continue its legacy of excellence well into the future.

Specified membranes for the construction industry

With a strong focus on performance, durability, quality, and price, Don & Low has established its position as the UK leader in nonwovens for more than 30 years. So, when it comes to specified roof, wall, floor, and site protection membranes, Don & Low has the construction industry covered. The company’s flagship construction membrane, Roofshield®, illustrates Don & Low’s commitment to excellence. With over 25 years of industry-trusted performance, Roofshield® is a leading air-permeable pitched roofing underlay designed to allow the passage of moisture, eliminating the need for roof ventilation. In addition to Roofshield®, Don & Low provides a complete line-up of membranes for brick and block, timber frame or steel frame applications.

Don & Low’s advanced roofing underlays, which include Roofshield®, RoofTX®, and MultiTX®, enhance the performance and longevity of roofs, making them a vital component of every building. Breather walling membranes such as Reflectashield® and Frameshield® improve the efficiency and durability of walls in various applications, while vapour control layers like VapourTX® play a key role in regulating moisture and temperature within structures, ensuring a comfortable and energy-efficient indoor environment. Don & Low also manufactures flooring membranes like FloorTX®, as well as temporary site protection materials, helping to keep construction sites intact during the building process.

The premier source for all construction membrane needs

Working with a trustworthy construction membrane manufacturer that serves as a one-stop shop, such as Don & Low, provides efficiency and peace of mind. Having a single point of contact for all membrane needs allows construction industry professionals to save time and effort. They can also save money since pricing is highly competitive. Additionally, Don & Low’s customers can streamline logistics and inventory management, minimising inventory losses or project disruptions due to stockouts. Don & Low combines all of the above with an outstanding team of experts who can offer valuable advice on several topics, including membrane selection, installation guidance, U-value calculation, and technical information.

Proudly made in the UK

Being a vertically integrated UK manufacturer means that every step of Don & Low’s production process, from feedstocks to finished membranes, is produced in-house. This level of integration allows the company to maintain the highest standards of quality, consistency, and sustainability throughout its operations.

Don & Low’s construction membranes are fully recyclable and contain recycled materials, and the company also has an operational in-house recycling programme. Additionally, Don & Low can provide Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for their membranes, which transparently report objective, comparable, and third-party verified data about their environmental performances from a lifecycle perspective.

Innovation is in the DNA of Don & Low, driving the company to enhance and constantly evolve its offerings for the construction industry. As a market-led business, a robust in-house Research and Development team is the cornerstone of Don & Low’s innovation efforts. This dedicated team of engineers and scientists is committed to exploring emerging technologies, materials, and manufacturing techniques to push the boundaries of what’s possible. Additionally, Don & Low works with customers and partners to ensure that the company’s innovations align with market demand and deliver tangible value.

Don & Low utilises state-of-the-art production lines, fault detection systems and industry 4.0 to optimise production efficiency, reduce waste, and ensure consistent product quality. Moreover, the company leverages advanced software solutions for inventory management, order processing, and logistics to minimise lead times and meet customer demands more effectively.

Don & Low aims to remain at the forefront of the construction industry, leading the way in innovative solutions like Roofshield®. While further solidifying its position as a pioneer in sustainable manufacturing, Don & Low aspires to become the go-to choice for contractors seeking reliable, sustainable, and cutting-edge products. With a commitment to excellence and a dedication to sustainability, the company will continue to drive its growth and shape the construction industry’s future.

Accreditations

Accreditation transcends being a simple endorsement; it entails a comprehensive assessment conducted by independent third-party agencies. Don & Low possesses the following:

ISO9001

The globally recognised quality system indicates that a manufacturer’s operations have been independently evaluated and audited. Don & Low maintains consistency in all they do, from materials inbound to production, delivery, billing, and record keeping.

BBA (British Board of
Agreement) Certification

It is an industry-recognised standard that details construction membrane specification and use. Don & Low holds this for all of their applicable construction membranes. Don & Low has the following: Certificate 03/4003, 05/4221, 11/4732, 89/2313, 96/3220, 99/3648

SCSS (Supply Chain Sustainability School)

Works within the construction industry to enhance the sector’s environmental performance and ultimately reduce the carbon footprint. Don & Low leads the charge in sustainable practices, holding the highest (Gold) membership with the School. Don and Low is a Golden Member

STA (Structural Timber Association)

An organisation formed to influence legislation and regulation within the Structural Timber Sector. Don & Low’s membership reflects the company’s commitment to supporting this essential industry, which will help the UK fulfil its new build housing target through offsite manufacturing.

EPD (Environmental Product Declaration)

It demonstrates the amount of CO2 generated in membrane production. As the UK’s only vertically integrated manufacturer of construction membranes, Don & Low can track the manufacturing process of the products, from polymer pellets to finished membranes, and calculate the CO2 produced. Notably, Don & Low also uses a minimum of 20% recycled content in their membranes.

NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors)

The UK’s largest and most influential roofing trade association, promoting quality contractors and products.

CORC (Confederation of Roofing Contractors)

A leading organisation which supports both the roofing trade and the end-consumer. Don & Low’s membership underlines that the company is a trusted supplier to the roofing trade.

UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed)

It indicates conformity with the applicable requirements for products sold within the UK.

CE Marking (European Conformity Marking)

It shows that the manufacturer has checked that their products meet EU safety, health, and environmental requirements and indicates a product’s compliance with EU legislation. 

NSAI (National Standards Authority of Northern Ireland)

Similar to the BBA, but for use in Northern Ireland. Don & Low products sold in this area carry this certification.