Ecohome made entirely of waste & 1 billion pounds for Decent Homes project

Posted: 04/10/2012

Plans have been submitted for the UK’s first eco house to be built in Brighton City centre made onsite entirely of industrial waste and built by local construction companies.

The eco house has been designed by Duncan Baker-Brown based in Brighton and his vision is to build the house and surplus materials from waste acquired from local building sites and industries. The walls will be made of waste timber and Ply which contains waste materials and will be slotted between the timber structures. This will be removable so that new building technologies can be added with ease.

The waste house will be sited in the University of Brighton’s campus and a production line will be located near the Grand Parade so that students, local builders, apprentices and school pupils can get involved in the construction of the house. The building will feature the latest high tech eco technologies like fully integrated solar panels, heat recovery system and whole house ventilation.

Once the building is completed it will be used as an exhibition centre and workshop space for the local community and the upstairs will be used as the University of Brighton’s sustainable design headquarters. The house will be used as a pilot for prototype construction systems, technologies and components.

The work will begin onsite in November and should be completed in May 2013.

In other housing news, The Government;s Decent Homes programme has secured a £1 billion funding which will be used to improve the living standards for over 86,000 homes in 41 councils by the end of this Parliament according to Mark Prisk, the Housing Minister. He also believes that the construction and skilled work will help kick start the economy by supporting local tradesman and creating new jobs.

The £1 billion funding for the Decent Homes programme is going to be used to help boost local economies through investment and improvements to council homes therefore improving families’ living standards.

What do you think of the house made of waste? Do you believe the £1 billion funding will be enough to improve living standards of council houses across the country and do you think it will lead to a boost in local economies?

Amanda McGovern, Pali Ltd

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