Don & Low - 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 over the years. Through strategic investments in technology and a relentless pursuit of quality, Don & Low has evolved into a leading vertically integrated manufacturer, specialising in the production of 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 evolving needs of their 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. 
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 commitment to authenticity is evident in its approach to product development. where industry challenges are met with innovative and cost-effective solutions tailored to evolving customer needs. This hands-on approach to production and originality in product development are key factors that set Don & Low apart in the manufacturing sector.
Innovation is in the DNA of Don & Low, driving the company to constantly enhance and evolve its product offerings. As a market-led business, a robust in-house Research and Development team serves as the cornerstone of Don & Low’s efforts. This dedicated team of engineers and scientists are committed to exploring emerging technologies, materials, and manufacturing techniques to push the boundaries of what's possible in the industry. Additionally, Don & Low works in partnership with customers and partners to ensure that the company’s innovations are aligned 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, in order to minimise lead times and meet customer demands more effectively.

Meeting the needs of UK industries with quality products and services
Don & Low takes pride in offering a diverse range of high-quality products and services tailored to meet a multitude of needs. 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 comprehensive line-up of membranes for brick and block, timber frame or steel frame applications. 
Don & Low’s roofing underlays that 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.
When It comes to geotextiles, Don & Low offers a broad range of woven and needle-punched nonwoven geotextiles alongside high-performance biaxial geogrids. All Don & Low Lotrak® geotextiles are manufactured in the UK and specifically engineered to deliver outstanding mechanical and hydraulic properties, making them ideal for various construction and civil engineering applications. Don & Low also boasts extensive expertise in industrial textiles and yarns, producing a wide array of woven products, renowned for their exceptional performance and flexibility. The company subjects each item to rigorous testing and stringent quality control measures, guaranteeing that it meets Don & Low’s highest quality benchmarks before reaching the market.
Don & Low will continue to empower professionals in upholding global industry standards, by providing British innovative solutions and unmatched support, ensuring excellence in every project. The company’s manufacturing practices ensure effectiveness, delivering products that not only stand the test of time but also prioritise the safety of British homes and the sustainability of the planet.


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