Feb
22
2019
Rowland Keable

Interested in earth building? Come to EBUKI’s mini Clayfest 2019 in Wales!

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Clayfest 2019

Rowland Keable of Earth Building UK and Ireland shares news of a mini but mighty Clayfest 2019 with the theme of building confidence in clay.

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Jun
28
2018
Rowland Keable

Calling all earth-building enthusiasts – come and join Clayfest 2018!

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Clayfest 2018 - will you be there?


With nine different earth building techniques covered and a whole host of activity planned, this is the place to be for anyone interested in building with earth. Rowland Keable at EBUKI tells us more. Read more …

Jun
5
2018
Rowland Keable

A south-facing, rammed earth, straw-bale-insulated house doesn’t need heating; why aren’t all new houses built this way?

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Could all new houses be built with rammed earth and straw-bale?


Rowland ran rammed earth building courses with us for years. He said then that a C-shaped, rammed earth house with straw-bales for external insulation, and as much glass on the south side and as little glass on the north side as possible, wouldn’t need any heating. We wanted to catch up with him to learn more about this, and why we’re not doing more of it. Read more …

Apr
18
2017
Rowland Keable

Clayfest, June 12-17: let’s build more homes with earth rather than bricks and cement

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The renaissance of earth building in the UK reflects not only the beauty and utility of the material but also the pressures of rising building costs and the need for lower energy use and waste in building products. Read more …

Jan
8
2015
Rowland Keable

Earth Building UK are looking for two new directors – can you help?

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Earth Building UK is a registered charity involved in a wide range of activities to do with all aspects of earth building. We don’t know exactly how many earth buildings there are in the UK – many thousands certainly, and built using a wide range of techniques. Read more …

Jan
17
2014
Rowland Keable

Why ‘rammed earth’ doesn’t contain cement

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Rammed earth classroom built by Rammed Earth Consulting at Hill Holt Wood.


Earth building, including rammed earth building, produces very low carbon emissions. However, there is a confusion between rammed earth – a mix of clay, sand and stones – and dry-pack concrete, too often called ‘stabilised rammed earth’. Read more …

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