Raising awareness of earth as a building material.
Earth Building UK & Ireland is a charity membership organisation for people interested in earth building.
We bring together builders, academics, researchers, architects, engineers, manufacturers and many more to work in areas of common interest at a national and local level.
We recently did something a little different for our annual conference. We wanted to celebrate the culture of earth buildings, not only through our conference but through a week long event. This festival of clay, took place from the 8th – 13th June 2015 in Errol, a village within The Carse of Gowrie, a stretch of low-lying country in the southern part of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross, Scotland with clay building heritage, and included EBUK run practical workshop courses, a conference and AGM, community arts project, and local guided tours within Errol and the immediate area and self-drive tours of the wider area’s to see local earth built buildings.
The event was featured in the local print newspapers and also on STV News (Television), uploaded to Youtube.com, and as shown below.
We have a lot of ideas at EBUKI on how to improve the understanding and use of building with Earth.
We will be informing you of some of these projects in the coming weeks.
If you would like to support EBUKI then please consider either membership or donate to us.
Earth buildings around the world:
Our aims are to:
Conservation: to promote the recognition, understanding and cultural significance of vernacular earth buildings in the U.K. Promote the appropriate repair and maintenance by owners of earth buildings.
The Knowledge Base: to promote research into and the development of technical understanding of earthen materials, especially for practical applications in conservation and new earth construction techniques.
Skills: to foster the traditional skills base and promote the expansion of the skills base and the development of new techniques.
Networking: to represent earth building interests as an authoritative national body, fostering links to other relevant organisations, both within the U.K. and internationally. To promote the development and dissemination of guidance on earth building. Foster networking between members.
New Build: to promote earth building in contemporary construction, through the development of new innovative products and techniques. To work towards the development of appropriate standards and testing methods.