The rise and rise of corrugated iron
The past and present of an unfairly ignored building material.
Down the deep lanes that lead to Dartmoor’s granite uplands, in England's West Country, a weather-beaten gap has grown in the hedge marking a Saxon field boundary. One day this winter a battered sheet of corrugated iron appeared, lodged in the gap as if it had blown in. In reality, the middle-aged brothers who farm nearby are probably responsible: their sheep have a habit of busting into others’ fields. In the chilling wind the sheet quivers, like a living thing...
The Economist: The rise and rise of corrugated iron