The CobBauge project has won an award!

We are pleased to announce that the CobBauge Project has been awarded the ‘Best Commercial Sustainable Construction’ award by the LABC – Local Authority Building Control and Plymouth City Council . Many thanks to all those involved in this event, we are honoured to be receiving this award.

Back to the CobBauge final event!

The CobBauge project is now coming to an end!

Indeed, the technical and communication activities will stop on 31 March 2023.

Therefore, from 20 to 21 March 2023, the French and British partners met in Caen (FR) for the final event at BUILDERS Ecole d’ingénieurs (ex ESITC Caen).

This was the last opportunity to showcase the results of the CobBauge project to a varied audience: local authorities, representatives of the Interreg FMA, builders, architects, students and academics…

On the agenda:

Introductive conference: Comfort in raw earth building: status of ongoing work in the Projet National Terre 
Presentation of the academic results of the CobBauge project

Performance of laboratory formulations in France and England
Performance monitoring of the on-site implementation
Behaviour of the materials and prototype buildings in France and the UK
Visit of the BUILDERS Lab
Presentation of the technical and professional results of the CobBauge project

Presentation of the French prototype (Normandy)
Presentation of the UK prototype (Plymouth)
resentation of the Fakenham Build, Norfolk UK
Training and training tools
On-site visit of the French prototype in Saint-André-de-Bohon

The project partners were delighted to be able to answer questions from the public and would like to thank all participants for their great interest!

Picture credit: BUILDERS Ecole d’ingénieurs 

CobBauge Final Event

The CobBauge project team is delighted to invite you to the final event which will take place in France on 20 and 21 March 2023!

Place: BUILDERS Ecole d’ingénieurs, 1 rue Pierre et Marie Curie 14610 Epron, France

Date and time: 20-21st March, 2023 starting at 13:30

Free to attend on registration

Link to register to the event:

The final programme will be announced very soon!

For further information:

Best wishes 2023

The CobBauge project team wishes you all the best for the year 2023.

Open Days & Open Minds

Over the last few months, our CobBauge team, alongside Grocott & Murfit Builders, hosted two successful open days including Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at the CobBauge Pilot Build House in Fakenham, North Norfolk. These included an overview of the innovation and ambitions of the CobBauge research project, its guide for designers, the standard detailing and design as well as the tour of the first CobBauge house in Fakenham.
The Open Days was incredibly rewarding, giving the whole team the opportunity to meet and keep in touch with new stakeholders in the field of natural building materials and a real for CobBauge’s construction potential in the future

CobBbauge will be represented at Batimat!

Batimat is a fair bringing together all construction and architecture professionals to exchange and choose innovative products and solutions for the construction of current and future buildings.

It will take place from 3 to 6 October 2022 at Porte de Versailles, Paris.

As an innovative and sustainable solution, the CobBauge project will be exhibited. Do not hesitate to come and exchange with the partners present.

Stand location: Hall: 1 – Aisle: M – Number: 113 

The CobBauge project won an award at the RISE Awards 2022!

The CobBauge partnership is pleased to announce that the project has won an award in the “Field and Laboratory Research” category at the RISE Awards 2022.

This event is intended to showcase exemplary projects in the field of construction in terms of research, innovation, sustainability or entreprises bringing innovative products and technologies to the market.

This shows the involvement of the construction sector in addressing the issues of climate change.

First online training event of the CobBauge project

The first CobBauge training event will take place online on 29 September 2022!

This training is free and intended for designers and builders.

Throughout the day, CobBauge project architects, scientists, engineers and builders will present the materials and implementation processes developed durinf the project.

It will also be an opportunity to visit the pilot sites in France and the United Kingdom and provide details of their design and specifications. In addition, construction guides and training videos will be presented. They will also be available on the CobBauge project website.

Please note that this is a bilingual event, when you will registrate, you will have the possibility to choose the English or French option.

Please click on the following link if you would like to attend this training day: CobBauge Construction Training Event

The CobBauge project team will be happy to welcome you!

CobBauge pilot house Open Day in Fakenham

You are invited to the CobBauge pilot building open day in Fakenham (UK) on 28 September 2022!

This pilot site is led by partner HUDSON Architects. The final result will be a three-bedroom house made of cob developed during the project.

Two visits lasting 1.30 are available:

10am – 11.30am
2pm – 3.30pm

They will be divided into two parts: presentation of the CobBauge project and visit of the house under construction.

If you are interested, please book your visit by clicking on this link.

On the way to Green Gown Awards 2022!

Great news!

“The Green Gown Awards recognise the

exceptional sustainable initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the world.”

The University of Plymouth with the CobBauge project is one of the 84 finalists selected for the 2022 edition in the category “Research with Impact – Institution” in the UK and Ireland.

The winners will be announced at the Green Gown Awards Ceremony on November 8th, 2022 which will take place at Loughborough University.

Fingers crossed!

Steering Committee Meeting at Plymouth

On Tuesday, June 28th, 2022, the semestrial Steering Committee Meeting of the CobBauge project took place! That was the opportunity to gather all the project partners face-to-face. This was followed by a visit to the pilot building on the campus of the University of Plymouth.    

Terra 2022

The CobBauge team was in Santa Fe (USA) for the Terra 2022 international conference which took place from 7 to 10 June 2022 ! It was an opportunity to present the CobBauge project and to meet many specialists in earthen architecture.

Back to pictures on CobBauge open day

The open day on 12.05.2022 at the Plymouth campus was a great success.

CobBauge Open Day – few spaces left

We have a few spaces left for the CobBauge Open Day at the University of Plymouth, come and take a look at the new build and talk to some of the experts involved in the research of this innovative building