CobBauge

Our partners

                        

EBUKI are partners in the exciting CobBauge Project, bringing our skills and network to help achieve the project aims.

See the project website http://www.cobbauge.eu
and the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CobBaugeProject/
also on Twitter https://twitter.com/CobBaugeProject
Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/interreg-cobbauge-a65938152/
and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cobbauge/

 

The CobBauge project is part of the work by the European Union to reduce the carbon emissions of the FCE area by 2020 by 20% (2012/27/UE). The energy consumed for the building sector currently represents 40% of the total energy produced (UE2010), 60% of which is used by occupants to heat buildings.

 

The CobBauge project was selected under the European cross-border cooperation Programme INTERREG V A France (Channel) – England co-funded by the ERDF and involves 5 French and British partners.

     
 
     

Some of the CobBauge team...

The cob houses that are commonly found in the Channel regions of France and Great Britain do not meet the current thermal regulations. So the objective of the CobBauge project is to create new cob materials and processes that are both economical and compliant with building standards while answering the needs for the preservation of the local historical heritage. For more images click here

CobBauge won the prestigious Regio Stars competion

For more on that click the link

The partners will aim to create four new cob mixes that will be thermally and structurally tested to ensure they meet building regulations and significantly improve household energy efficiency.

The newly created cob mixes will be produced from local soils, helping to reduce CO2 emissions by around 40 per cent compared to the production of traditional masonry materials. They will also reduce construction waste by a projected 16 tonnes per property, a saving of €2115 in terms of landfill costs.

The results will be shared with professionals in the construction industry and a second phase of the project will then publish building guidelines for the new cob mixes and train over 500 builders and other professionals in cob construction methods.

It is hoped this will then lead to the construction of as many as 1,500 ‘CobBauge’ buildings on both sides of the English Channel over the next ten years.

 

Sample wall showing intersection of cob and light earth mixes

The first phase of the project to  confirm proof of the project concept ran from 07/2017 – 03/2019 with a total budget of ˆ 1,097,485, with ERDF co-financing: ˆ757,265 (69%)


Proposed CobBauge House

The second phase of the CobBauge project will run until June 2023 and has received a total budget of € 4 097 365.10 with total ERDF funding of € 2,827,181.91 (69%) from the Interreg VA France (Channel) England Programme, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

EBUKI remain a committed and active partner, out project officers working on CobBauge:

Tom Morton - Lead

Becky Little - Training

Rowland Keable - Training

 

 

 

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