Cobbauge will promote the construction of cob houses in the Channel area by developing, testing and creating new low carbon and energy efficient cob mixes.
Cob (‘bauge’ in French) houses have existed in the South of England and North of France for hundreds of years, with the some houses in the UK dating back to the early 14th century. However the construction industry has be unable to create a cob material that meets both thermal and structural building regulations.
CobBauge, will go about changing this by creating and testing four new cob mixes that will be thermally and structurally tested to ensure they meet building regulations and significantly improve household energy efficiency.
The newly created cob mixes will be produced from local soils, helping reduce CO2 production emissions by 38% compared to the production of traditional masonry materials. It will also reduce construction waste by 16 tonnes per property – a saving of 2115 euros in terms of landfill costs.
The results of the project and cob mixes will then be shared with a network of builders and other professionals in the construction industry to encourage the construction of cob houses.
Join the project team at a launch event on Tuesday 28th November, 6-8pm at Plymouth University.
To book, contact Jim Carfrae at firstname.lastname@example.org.