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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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    • CommentAuthormarsaday
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2020
     
    I have just watched this utube video about a modular build home being carried out by a young lad who has been going 5 years. It's on a big scale mind you and it looks pretty impressive. He has some serious backers behind him.

    General summary:

    A rated homes
    Air tight
    shell build in 3 days

    He has some houses for sale on right move in Corby at the moment.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGg2ZfHS8bI

    Looks better than the standard rubbish put out by the mainstream builders.
    • CommentAuthorJeff B
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2020
     
    Looks brilliant. Quite a personal story too.
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2020
     
    Not going to watch a 23 minute video, sorry.

    The etopia website is horrible - I hate wix/parastorage - based sites at the best of times and theirs is completely over the top. I also wasn't able to find any actual information on it. Lots of buzzwords and acronyms, lots of video and brave words about wonderful futures.

    So I have no opinion except that I'm very clear I'd want to see some hard facts before touching them with a ten foot pole.
    • CommentAuthorowlman
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2020 edited
     
    He can certainly talk the talk, I hope the rest follows. Modular assembly line construction is the only way future housing needs will ever be met, IMO, Henry Ford taught us that in 1908.
    Whether standards can be maintained or the trained labour available, or the "green" materials required to do that, are even available in quantity is another rmatter. Add to that the time factor, the price and, and the quality control necessary to achieve the exacting standards that many on this forum have personal experience of, and the mountain looks very high indeed.
    I hope they succeed though.
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2020
     
    Hmmm ... for sure it's a convincing' distruptive entrepreneur' pitch, ticking all the boxes of this moment in time, which public, officialdom he hopes, loyal staff, can buy into.

    Personally, I get warning signals around such individuals, inspiring entrepreneurs, particularly politicians, that we time and again put our trust in, and they perhaps 30 to 1 turn out to be simply someone with that knack, no more. When such inspiring individuals do not have something to sell or influence to gain, them I can trust them more - teachers, doctors, servers of society.

    Primal societies generally regarded such tendencies as evidence of aberation, to be humorously disabled or in extremis, exiled.
    • CommentAuthorowlman
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2020
     
    It does make you wonder what magic formula they have come up with that all the other pre-fabricated building manufacturers,- loads of them,- with all their experience, and proven track record, have missed.
    I was only looking the other day at Boklok, the Skanska+ Ikea project, had to offer but I couldn't find a lot of detail there either.
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