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Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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      CommentAuthorKieran
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2007
     
    Extract from the competition brief:
    Type of House
    Mainstream house-type of a minimum of 3 bedrooms
    Height: Maximum of 4 storeys inclusive of a room in the roof if specified
    Plot size: Maximum dimensions of 9m x 9m
    Adaptability: can be constructed as a detached and attached home with a party wall
    Parking: inclusion of an integral garage with parking for one family car

    Method of Construction
    All forms of construction will be considered such as brick and block, steel frame, timber frame, concrete frame. This list is not intended to be exhaustive
    Innovative building materials and products

    Environment
    Target of a carbon-neutral footprint
    To achieve a Level 5 in the new Code for Sustainable Homes* (no restrictions on the use of materials but where possible the use of appropriate recycled materials and sustainable products is encouraged)
    To include provision for water catchment and grey water recycling

    What does everyone think? Is it possible to be carbon neutral on 9m x 9m?

    read the full details here:
    http://www.britishhomesawards.com/
    • CommentAuthorbiffvernon
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2007
     
    This blog may give a little inspiration:
    http://kitchenwitch.journalspace.com/?entryid=460&h=cobblers
    • CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2007
     
    too much like hard work trying to find that link
    • CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2007
     
    Hi Biffvernon,

    Thanks for the link - nice to know I'm not alone in my (probably highly optimistic) cobbing aspirations. :)

    Kitchen Witch
    (http://kitchenwitch.journalspace.com)
    • CommentAuthorTamas
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2017 edited
     
    Great Link
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