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Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction - Useful Organisations and Contacts

Organisations providing advice on sustainable building

Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB)
PO Box 32, Llandysul, UK, SA44 5ZA
Tel/Fax: 0845 4569773
Email: sally@aecb.net (General enquiries)
Website: http://www.aecb.net

AECB, The Association for Environment Conscious Building, is a network of individuals, students, educational establishments and companies with a common aim of promoting sustainable building. It brings together builders, architects, designers, manufacturers, housing associations and local authorities, to develop, share and promote best practice in environmentally sustainable building. The AECB was established in 1989 to increase awareness within the construction industry of the need to respect the environment.

Building Limes Forum

Glasite Meeting House, 33 Barony Street, Edinburgh EH3 6NX
Email Address: admin@buildinglimesforum.org.uk

Website: The Building Limes Forum

Centre for Alternative Technology

Machynlleth, Powys, Mid Wales SY20 9AZ
Tel: 01654 705950 / Fax: 01654 702782

Website: Centre for Alternative Technology

EARTHA (East Anglian Regional Telluric Houses Association)

Formed for those with an interest in the use of earth in building in the region, to encourage better understanding of the importance of the material and promote best techniques.

Secretary: Mr D Bouwens, EARTHA, Ivy Green, London Road, Wymondman, Norfolk NR18 9JD
Tel: 01953 601701
Email Address: info@eartha.org.uk

Website: http://www.eartha.org.uk/eartha.htm

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

Founded by William Morris in 1877, the SPAB continues to advocate minimum intervention ('repair' rather than 'restoration') in the care of old buildings. Among its activities, it publishes a useful series of technical pamphlets, offers technical advice and holds regular courses.

The SPAB, 37 Spital Square, London E1 6DY
Tel: 020 7377 1644 / Fax: 020 7247 5296
Email Address: info@spad.org.uk

Website: SPAB

Vernacular Architecture Group

Formed in 1952 to further the study of "lesser traditional buildings". Open to anyone interested in vernacular architecture. Activities include recording and study of vernacular buildings including detailed regional and local surveys, studies, of particular types of buildings, building materials and techniques and principles of development.

Membership Secretary: Cathy Tyers, Archaeology Research School, University of Sheffield, West Court, 2 Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 4DT.
Telephone 0114 222 2954
Email Address: c.m.tyers@sheffield.ac.uk

Website: www.vag.org.uk

Architects specialising in sustainable building

Simmonds Mills Architects Builders
The Greenwood Trust, Station Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7DR
Tel: 01952 433252 / Fax: 01952 432022
Email Address: simmondsmills@f2s.com

Website: www.simmondsmills.com

Structural Engineers specialising in sustainable building

Jjo Associates' Consulting Structural Engineers
Woodhouse Farm, Hawkchurch, Axminster, Devon EX13 5UF
Tel: 01297 678138
Email Address: info@jjoassociates.com

Website: www.jjoassociates.co.uk

Builders specialising in sustainable building

IJP Building Conservation

Hampstead Farm, Binfield Heath, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 4LG
Tel: 0118 9697711 / Fax: 0118 9698822
Email Address: enquiries@oldhousestore.co.uk

Website: www.oldhousestore.co.uk

McCurdy & Co Limited

Manor Farm, Standford Dingley, Reading, Berks, RG7 6LS
Tel: 0118 9744866 / Fax: 0118 9744375
Email Address: info@mccurdyco.com

Website: www.mccurdyco.com

Materials suppliers specialising in sustainable Building Products

Natural Building Technologies Limited

The Hanger, Worminghall Road, Oakley, Bucks HP18 9UL
Contact Neil Rodger Sales & Marketing Director
Tel: 01844 338338 / Fax: 01844 338525
Email Address: info@natural-building.co.uk

Website: www.natural-building.co.uk

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