'CobBauge' is a joint UK and French project centred on the regions bordering the Channel.
Cob is a traditional method of using the earth on site to construct the walls of a building. Cob houses have existed in the south of England and northern France for centuries, however the construction industry has been unable to create a cob material that meets new thermal and structural building regulations.
In France, cob is known as 'Bauge', hence 'CobBauge'. The CobBauge research project is aimed at optimising cob as a building material.
Two events are being held that will introduce those interested to the project. Join us to learn more about the issues facing cob buildings and to find out how we intend to improve the materials to bring it into line with current regulations and modern methods of construction.
The first event (14:00-16:00) is aimed at University students and refreshments will be available afterwards. No booking is required to attend.
The second event (18:00-20:00) is open to University staff and the public. Refreshments are available from 17:15 and a buffet and networking will follow the event from 20:00. Please book your place by emailing Jim Carfrae (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jim may also be contacted for queries about either event.