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Innovative honeycomb void formers

Our unique sustainable honeycomb board solutions create a technically sound void, solving ground movement issues and preventing structural damage caused to foundations by clay heave.

The honeycomb core is set between lightweight polypropylene facings and is installed on a polythene sheet in the foundation zone. Water is introduced after the concrete slab is set, which impacts the honeycomb, leaving a sound void that allows for natural ground movement to occur without exerting pressure on the ground slabs above.

Clayboard can save you a significant amount of time and money when on site. The product allows for a lighter slab, less reinforcement and less rebar steel as our boards create very little compression and virtually no uplift. Our void former also reduces soil excavation, muckaway costs and deliveries to the site as the product is 30% thinner than any other product on the market.

We work with structural engineers, builders merchants and contractors across the world to design and rollout environmentally friendly void former systems that have been tailored to their specific requirements. Available at resellers across the country, we can manufacture to a 3 – 4 day lead time. Our team has many years of experience working on a range of projects, including everything from complex commercial developments to the New York subway system.


I used Clayboard for the first time on a residential site last month. After ordering with Trisha from Travis Perkins, I was very impressed as the void former was on site in a few days. I have used other ground heave solutions before but none of them had delivered a true void, so I wanted to make sure I installed the product correctly. I had a quick look over the installation guidelines over a cuppa and I discovered the product was very easy to install. The product is lightweight and the fact it comes on weatherproofed pallets, makes my job easier when it arrives on site.

Groundworker, London

We like to deal with the market leading product manufacturers and the fact that we have been stocking and distributing Clayboard for as long as we have is testament to our relationship with Dufaylite. We always maintain healthy stocks of Clayboard, but there will be times when we need support from Dufaylite with a speedy replenishment. They are also quick to respond to quotation requests or questions about the product from our groundworks customers.

Tim Stubbs, Lemon Groundworks Solutions

I started to work with Clayboard on a number of sites about five years ago. I had been aware of other ground heave solutions previously, however after reading about the benefits of Clayboard on the website and getting to know Nigel at Clayboard, I realised Clayboard delivered numerous life cycle benefits to a project, plus it is technically a true void former.

I am often in contact with Nigel. He is reliable and extremely knowledgable of the product and the industry. Clayboard is competitively priced allowing the site to retain the cost benefits from less land excavation and ground prep, the level of service I receive from the team at Clayboard, the technical support of the product and the fast delivery times to site, help to ensure the site maintains its tight schedule.

Architect, Manchester

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