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  1. So much has been written about the size of the UK and world’s construction industry, and the impact it has had on our planet; economically, environmentally and socially. Here, Plant Locator has extracted the key facts and displayed them in a way that both interests and educates the reader.
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  2. All forum posts from the old Transition Falmouth website have been transfered as comments to this new website. Posts from the Building forum are here.

  3. Great British Refurb




    Our latest blog is all about a house we are refurbishing in Manchester. Why not follow its progress. See the work that is being done and the savings the homeowner will make.

    Great British Refurb Campaign
    c/o UK Green Building Council
    The Building Centre, 26 Store Street
    London, London WC1E 7BT

    Tel. 0207 580 0623


    Survival of the Retro-fittest? on 16 October 2009.
    There is a special offer of 2 delegates for 1 for Transition groups.

    – 16 OCTOBER 2009 – THE EDEN PROJECT –

    Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust

    • more about this conference

      A Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust event –

      Survival of the Retro-fittest – Friday 16 October 2009 – The Eden Project

      We now realise that to stand any chance of mitigating against serious and unpredictable changes in
      our Climate we need to reduce climate changing gas emissions by 80% by 2050.

      We know that new build will be covered by net Zero Carbon on all new buildings by 2019.

      But HOW ON EARTH do we treat existing buildings and heritage stock?

      If you want to know then don’t miss this event. Expect some “Home Truths” and great
      presentations of case studies and some interactive workshops.

      For full running order, speakers and booking information go to


      2 FOR 1 delegates for
      – students
      – transition group members
      – charitable organisations
      – unemployed.

  5. Affordable / Sustainable Homes In Cornwall

    Perhaps this is of any interest to those in the Duchy. Maybe the people behind Affordable Homes in Cornwall would be interested although their website seems very quiet and I have not heard much from them.

    CEODHAS is the European Committee for social housing, a network of national and regional social housing federations gathering public, voluntary and cooperatives housing organisations. Together the 45 members in 19 EU members States manage 22 millions dwellings. CECODHAS members work together:

    – to reinforce the European Social model and take an active role in the definition of its future
    – to protect fundamental rights and call for policies to ensure and reinforce social rights
    – to promote integrated approaches to urban policies and sustainable development
    – to fight for services of general interest of good quality accessible for all and for legal certainty for the providers

    Here is their most recent report on social and sustainable housing in Europe.

    The Cornish Republican
    The Breton Connection

  6. The SelfBuild & Design Show 2008


    The SelfBuild & Design Show 2008 is the South West’s most informative and hands-on show for anyone interested in building their dream home, or simply getting some ideas and tips on upgrading what they’ve got.

    To all of us, home is more than a house. It is a space which reflects the way we live and our individual tastes. You may simply want to improve your home, to ensure that it is suited to your needs, or perhaps even wipe the slate clean and build a new home from scratch, The SelfBuild & Design Show 2008 can help you make that an attainable dream.

    Get advice, ideas, materials and know-how for your project, speak to editors and experts from SelfBuild & Design magazine and choose from a full timetable of free seminars with Q&A sessions.

    The show will feature an alternative construction method showcase with part built structures highlighting modern, traditional and eco-construction methods including: Insulated Concrete Formworks, SIPS (Structurally Insulated Panels), Timber Frame, Straw Bale and the energy efficient Super-E House.

    The SelfBuild & Design Show 2008 will have hundreds of products and South West suppliers all under one roof, so you can compare prices and get advice and inspiration. You can learn real skills with continuous live demonstrations by experts and students from South Devon College.

    You can also visit the SelfBuild & Design bookshop for all your reading material and use the free plot finding service provided by

    The show is organised by SelfBuild & Design magazine, the essential magazine for homebuilders and renovators. Packed full of advice from experts, the latest product news and stunning photographs of completed homes, SelfBuild & Design has everything you need to know written by experienced self builders you can trust.

    Call 01283 742964 to book tickets now!

    Advance adult tickets only £4, under 16s go free. Plus you’ll get a free energy saving lamp with all adult tickets.

    Westpoint Centre (Devon) Ltd, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ

    Saturday 13th: 10am – 5pm
    Sunday 14th: 10am – 4pm

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