CobBauge – Kick-off event in live

Discover in live the pictures of the kick-off event for the CobBauge project in London.

Sustainable Earth Building – CobBauge Kick-off event

The CobBauge project takes an ancient vernacular natural building material and brings it into the 21st Century.

Discover how we build and the details of the two pilot homes. This event will take you to the next 4 years going into the future. It would be designed for local, regional and national authorities, surveyors, architects, self-builders, local planning authorities and small building companies.

CobBauge: one of the 5 finalists

Make the CobBauge project the big winner of this competition! The votes are opened until the September 9th. To vote, it’s here !  

Press release – ESITC_july 2019

End of the phase 1 of CobBauge project and approbation of the phase 2. To visualize the press release – click here

CobBauge Phase 2 Kick-off

We would like to invite you to an exciting event for CobBauge which will be taking place in London at The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in Parliament Square. Please register early for this event as we are only able to offer places to 80 attendees. We look forward to hearing from you

CobBauge Event 3rd July

You are all welcome to come to our event at the University of Plymouth on the 3rd July, please RSVP to: karen.hood-cree@plymouth.ac.uk  

RegioStars Awards

We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the RegioStars Awards, Europe’s awards for the most innovative, regional projects. Please help us to be one of the 5 finalists and vote for our project.The deadline is the 9th July and we are in ‘Category 2 – Connecting green, blue and grey

Networking Event at Plymouth University on the 3rd July 2019

Please come along to our networking event at Plymouth University on the 3rd July.There will displays of our work from the past few years and an update on what is happening with the project going forwards.If you would like to attend, please contact: karen.hood-cree@plymouth.ac.uk with the name of the attendees.A full agenda will follow soon.

CobBauge1 Final Event

Phase 1 of the CobBauge project.With a huge attendance of individuals from all areas of interest.The partners presented on the findings of the last years worth of research ..

Clayfest 2018

Dr Jim Carfrae (Plymouth University) presents a Pop up on the Interreg Project CobBauge to this year’s EBUKI Clayfest – International Festival of Earthen Architecture in Wexford, Ireland.

Construction of a wall (Caen)

Building of a 2x2m wall to put in the ESITC Caen climate chamber during the event “Fête de la Science” 2018: Preparation of the wall     After a few hours of labour Presentation of cob to high school students  

Cobbauge meeting

The CobBauge team getting together at the PnrMCB headquarters near Carentan in Normandy. We discussed progress, next steps, what can be done to spread the news about CobBauge. More information to come..

Test scale 1

Conducting a second wall to test a more regular implementation of the insulating part was an opportunity to test an idea to dry the wall more quickly. Can a slight airflow in the middle of the wall allow this? To be continued…  

High Performance Building’s Symposium

We are pleased to have a stand at the High Performance Building’s Symposium at Plymouth University:

INFORMATION MEETING – February 13 at ESITC Caen

Want to know more about the Cobbauge project? An information meeting is proposed in Caen on Tuesday February 13th at 5 pm at ESITC-Caen. All project partners will present the context and objectives of this project. Thank you to register on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/TYIjtQQyOy69tGE03

Dartington Cob House, UK – U-Value Analysis

Returning to one of the modern cob buildings we visited during the project launch, the Dartington Cob House, we are now monitoring in-situ U-values at three different ‘lift’ levels. Monitoring will take place for three weeks before U-value analysis.