This week I've been up to York for a meeting of a working group called Renewable Building TWG. A summary of the meeting will appear on the group's page.
The group exists to facilitate the development of the renewable building products supply chain in the UK and members come from agriculture; or are suppliers, distributors or manufacturers of renewable building products; or designers and builders; as well as Government and researchers from academia, SMEs and large companies.
Since the group formed, some members were involved in a demonstration project, 'The Renewable House', built at BRE Innovation Park, Watford (pictured here). The house used renewable materials to deliver a low cost, affordable house that meets Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes through materials. Group members have also been involved in other projects such as the strawbale houses at Waddington referred to in my April blog. Other members of the group manufacture and supply products based on renewable materials such as sheep wool or hemp insulation, wood fibre boards and others.