With extreme weather events increasingly in frequency and intensity, it’s vital that we provide adequate shelter for vulnerable and displaced people. CAT graduate Maria del Mar Rodriguez Yebra explores the use of bamboo in emergency shelters.
On Tuesday evening a new amazing space at CAT was revealed on Channel 4’s George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.
During May half term, we will be exploring the wonderful world of the bee!
This June, join us at Build It Live Bicester as we demonstrate sustainable building materials and techniques in the ‘Centre for Alternative Technology Demo Zone’.
An award-winning company set up by CAT graduates is creating sustainable building materials from by-products of UK-grown crops. Technical director Euan Lochhead tells us more.
In 2016, the UK government passed legislation to establish the Right to Build your own home. The new laws mean that councils in England have a duty to give planning permission to a sufficient number of serviced plots for self-build and custom housebuilding. They also have to publish a register of interested self builders. In Wales, there is a consultation being undertaken at the moment to establish the same rights.
This February, join us as Build It Live North West as we demonstrate sustainable building materials and techniques in the ‘Centre for Alternative Technology Demo Zone’.
If you’re thinking of renovating your home and would like to find out how to do it in an environmentally sensitive way, you’ll be please to hear that we’ve just added another Eco Refurbishment short course to our calendar.
From saving energy to reducing waste packaging, sharing living space has the potential to reduce our environmental impact. CAT Information Officer Mim Davies explores the possibilities.