Building a Sustainable Timber Frame Compost Loo at Grand Designs Live

The Centre for Alternative Technology will be at Grand Designs Live this weekend (12th-14th October). CAT staff will be available all weekend to answer your questions regarding sustainable living. This will include an ongoing demonstration of the skills involved in building a simple DIY timber frame structure using environmentally friendly materials.

Carwyn Jones will be building the outer structure to house a compost toilet, demonstrating how natural materials with low embodied energy can be used to build practical and beautiful structures. The basic techniques he will be using means that anyone can learn the skills needed. The demonstration is a work in progress beginning on Friday and reaching completion on Sunday.

As well as demonstrating timber frame building techniques, Paul and Rosie will be there to answer any questions about CAT and sustainable building. CAT has a comprehensive range of postgraduate education and short courses which we will be showcasing at the event. You can find us next to the Grand Theatre and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). So come along and say hello!