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Vacancy: Join the Team at Touchwood Homes Putting up Timber Frame Homes

Junior Posts Available, Putting up Timber Frame Homes in the UK, Usually the South East Touchwood Homes are looking for some junior people to join the team putting up timber frame homes. They specialise in super efficient homes, often meeting the passivhaus criteria, so air tightness, attention to detail and a willingness to learn are essential. Some site experience and/or basic carpentry skills would be an advantage. Work is based anywhere in the UK, usually the South East, and the team stay on site for all of the working week. If interested please email here.

Posted in General News on April 12th, 2016

Retrofit Training Course

Win a Free Place on the AECB’s CarbonLite Retrofit Course

AECB Members are Invited to Apply for the Eddy Walker Award to Win a Free Place on the New CarbonLite Retrofit Course As a result of a generous legacy from one of our members, Eddy Walker, we can offer one free place each year on the AECB’s new CarbonLite Retrofit Course for the benefit of a student or young professional member of the AECB. About Edward Walker Edward (Eddy) Walker was one of the AECB’s first members and a longtime supporter, leaving a legacy to the AECB when he died, sadly at the early age of 59, from prostate cancer. It was » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on April 12th, 2016

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Seeing is Believing – by AECB Guest Author, Andrew Warren

The Importance of Open Homes to Promote Energy Efficiency “The cheapest and cleanest energy choice of all is not to waste it.” I have lost count of the number of commentators who have reached this ( in many ways blindingly obvious) conclusion.  But the fact remains that we in Britain continue to live in some of the coldest, leakiest homes in Europe. We have to ask ourselves why it is that quite so many people, who could perfectly well afford to improve the energy performance of their homes, simply  put up with living in such cold and wasteful conditions.  I suspect » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, Soapbox on April 11th, 2016

Self Build House

Self Build Showcase Event – 5th May 2016

Self Build Showcase Event at Hethel in Norfolk Self Build Showcase at Hethel Innovation Centre, Norwich on Thursday 5 May (11am-7pm). The event will provide prospective self-builders with information and guidance to support them on their custom build journey. Spotlighting a variety of informative speakers, including the keynote speaker Richard Bacon MP, Local Planners, Build System Suppliers, Architects and Financiers. The event will host an exhibition of suppliers and organisations as well as a 1:1 advice centre, providing self and custom builders with the opportunity to gain advice, source supplies and get answers to their questions all under one roof. » Read More

Posted in General News on April 4th, 2016

STBA Responsible Retrofit Masterclasses from June 2016

The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance is running Responsible Retrofit Masterclasses in the summer and autumn.  These commence on 7th June with Internal Wall Insulation led by Neil May, followed by Surveying Retroffited Buildings with Richard Oxley, Ventilation & Energy Efficiency with Ian Mawditt and Learning from Bristol with Nick Heath. Each Masterclass is designed to ensure that delegates come away with a deeper knowledge and understanding as well as practical solutions to problems. AECB Members are offered a reduced rate of £50 + VAT Otherwise cost per session – £70+VAT (£30+VAT for STBA Affiliates) Places  limited to 30 people on a first » Read More

Posted in General News on April 1st, 2016

Rising Star Award 2016 (27)

Share Your News as a Member

We would love to hear from AECB members wishing to share a news item about themselves or their company to include here.  This could be an award you have been nominated for or an award you have won for your product/service.  Have a look at previous submissions here. Please email your submission here to include a photo.

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 31st, 2016

SHIFT Awards 2016

Sustainability Awards for Housing Sector Recognising Outstanding Sustainability Projects and Achievements Submissions Close at 12pm on 15th June 2016 Read Full Details Here

Posted in General News on March 25th, 2016

WiBE Sustainability Event: Thursday 19th May 2016

Women in the Built Environment Event at the University of East Anglia Time: 5.30pm – 8pm Venue: The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ Find out more here

Posted in General News on March 25th, 2016


AECB CarbonLite Retrofit On-Line Course Launched

Book Your Place on the AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Course Now Retrofitting energy efficiency involves managing risk.  This course provides you with tools to understand how buildings interact with moisture and energy and what makes for a comfortable and healthy environment. It brings together a vast body of experience under one roof – the first advanced retrofit course of this type in the UK. Study at home, with on-line tutor sessions with AECB expert practitioners, including Andrew Simmonds, Eric Parks, and Bill Butcher. Exclusively available to AECB members, book your place now to start the next course in October 2016. Not a member but would » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 24th, 2016

Introducing our Latest AECB Members

Welcome New AECB Members! This month we gave our new members the chance to introduce themselves; Cowan Architects – West Sussex Established in 1983, Cowan Architects offers innovative design solutions coupled with personal service. They work throughout the UK across many sectors with project values ranging from £100k to £10m. This March saw the launch of Cowan Eco Design, headed by Mark Elton and focusing on sustainable design and Passivhaus projects as well as low carbon retrofit. Mark is a long standing member of the AECB having been both an individual member or a representative of previous practices for many years. He recognises the AECB’s value in » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News on March 15th, 2016

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