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CobBauge: An Ultra-Low Carbon Natural Building Material

Fri 10 Mar 2023, 14:00-15:30

Join us for an interactive talk and handling session on the 10th of March to find out more about CobBauge, an ultra-low carbon building material developed by the University of Plymouth.

There will be an introduction by Prof. Steve Goodhew and Dr. Jim Carfrae, followed by a live feed of the materials lab at the university lead by Kevin Owen, to show the making process. After this, there will be a handling session of materials for guests, concluded by a virtual tour of the CobBauge building by Dr. Matthew Fox.

Cob houses have existed in the south of England and northern France for centuries; however, the construction industry has been unable to create a cob material that meets new thermal and structural building regulations. This material is part of a research project led by the University of Plymouth which aims to demonstrate that this ancient technique – which involves mixing earth and natural fibres with water – has a role to play in the future of the construction industry.

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