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    I'll be there Tuesday and Wednesday. Nothing specific, but a final shufty to see if there is anything new just before we start the build.....
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2013
     
    I'll probably be there Tue & Thurs (planning committee on Wed). I'll be looking at windows among other things. Has anybody discovered a sensible way to find out who is exhibiting what?
    • CommentAuthorTriassic
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2013 edited
     
    I'm hoping to be there on Thursday and The National Self Build and Renovation Centre on Friday.

    Posted By: djhHas anybody discovered a sensible way to find out who is exhibiting what?

    There's a App available!! - http://www.ecobuild.co.uk/visit/ecobuild-app.html
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2013
     
    Posted By: TriassicThere's a App available!!

    That would require me to buy a device to run it, so doesn't meet my definition of sensible :devil:

    What does it do that the website doesn't?
    • CommentAuthorRobinB
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2013
     
    so you've found the website? http://www.ecobuild.co.uk/exhibitor-list.html

    I'm taking Grand Central down from Yorkshire Monday for Tuesday. £21.75 return because for once I actually planned ahead.

    A lot of the seminars sound interesting. e.g.
    Tuesday 12.30 – 14.00 Mind the gap: why does energy use fall so far short of predictions in new buildings?
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2013
     
    Posted By: RobinBso you've found the website? http://www.ecobuild.co.uk/exhibitor-list.html

    Right, but a list of company names doesn't tell me what they do, and the categories are useless. Doors & windows doesn't include greensteps, for example. I just want a catalogue in advance, so I don't have to waste precious time on the day.

    I'm taking Grand Central down from Yorkshire Monday for Tuesday

    Perhaps we should arrange a time to meet up for a drink?

    A lot of the seminars sound interesting.

    I think I'll be concentrating on products this year.
    • CommentAuthorTriassic
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2013
     
    One question - why have EcoBuild in London?

    Just planning how to get there and now I'm wondering if it's worth the effort?
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      CommentAuthorSteamyTea
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2013
     
    Posted By: TriassicJust planning how to get there and now I'm wondering if it's worth the effort?
    My car broke down when I tried to go there a couple of years back, cost me about 700 quid to not get there, May hire a car and go.
    • CommentAuthorTimber
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2013
     
    Train sounds cheaper and less hastle!
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      CommentAuthorSteamyTea
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2013
     
    Posted By: TimberTrain sounds cheaper and less hastle!
    You have never taken the train from Penzance to London then, took me 13 hours to get to Aylesbury once, and there was no 'replacement bus service' that day. Cost £296.
    So cheaper to hire a car, which I may do.
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2013 edited
     
    Posted By: SteamyTeathe train from Penzance to London
    A delight! Those old Intercity 125s are swift silent luxury compared to the modern vibrating glorified diesel railcars. And home by sleeper, either in bunk (tea or coffee with your morning call sir?) or in the converted-1st-class 3-abreast spacious seated section (incredibly cheap if booked ahead). Only seen at night, beautifully liveried, pulled by a fleet of refurbed macho 1960s Brush diesels (one maroon, one BRG, one royal blue). GWR still lives!
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2013
     
    One thing I noticed at Ecobuild yesterday (apart from the plethora of solar panel, aluminium and concrete suppliers) was an Italian firm called Rothoblaas. They have lots of timber connectors and gaskets and suchlike. One particular item I noticed was lots of 400 mm screws of various kinds, with some ranges extending to 600 mm. There were specific screws for fastening battens through insulation to joists, for example.
    • CommentAuthorTimber
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2013
     
    Yeah I think I saw them too.

    Lots and lots of solar again although I think a fair amount less than last year. Also lots of stuff that had nothing to do with Eco - such as stone and tile floor suppliers, tool manufacturers, and other similar things.

    I liked the stawbale building demos - although I didn't have much chance to really watch them.
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    Katie got to try out a FesTool circular saw so she came away happy. A slightly strange mix of stands. Some bathroom suppliers we're considering that we'd not seen anywhere else and it was quiet enough to talk properly to the people on the stands (which wasn't the case at the last couple of consumer shows we've been to).
    • CommentAuthorRex
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2013
     
    I don't recall the stand but was 'almost' impressed with the CHP unit that I saw. The blurb looks good, the techie seemed to know one end of a stick from the and apparently, the unit is in final testing for possible sale next year.

    Only problem is that I have seen and heard the same for the last six or seven years (WhisperGen were the first I was aware of but never seen it on sale anywhere). All very eco-friendly but never seems to hit the sales floor. Imagine this one will be a similar.
    • CommentAuthorDarylP
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2013
     
    Yes, the Rothoblaas stand was very impressive, the catalogue is really useful.....:bigsmile:
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