Salvo web

The Salvo Directory lists dealers in architectural salvage, showing yards shops and showrooms where you can buy antique, reclaimed, salvaged and green material.

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The site covers salvage yards, wanted listings, new and refurbished. They also have a Salvo code for reassurance against the resale of stolen items – if you have items stolen from your house or garden, you can alert the network. Favourite items at the time of writing: several complete cast iron roof trusses, quite a number of antique brass bells, several thousand tons of natural stone… If you can’t think of anything fun to do with that stuff, well, you may be beyond help.

You could also browse our previous post on demolition. Just a quick post here, so see you next time.

Centre for Vocational Building Technology

The CVBT was founded in one of the poorest areas of Thailand: “Since 1991, the CVBT has been using, researching, developing and promoting small-scale building material manufacturing technologies as a means to create new employment for villagers.”

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image: cvbt-web.org

 

Some of the technologies include compressed earth bricks (CEB), cement that incorporates readily available waste materials such as rice husk ash and a variety of presses for making tiles and paving blocks. Read on…

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Green Speak – Oct. 23rd

If you’d like to hear  about Sustainable Leicester  (who amongst various other things are working with the council around the future of the old Eco-House in Western Park) then this is the event for you! Flyer below:

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Maybe your group is interesting in joining the consortium? Maybe you just want to meet other lovely practically-minded local activist type people? Email chris.shaw29@btinternet.com for more info. Hope to see you there!

Demolition

Is demolition the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? We already know that construction can be pretty energy consuming and wasteful, is there any reason to think demolition is any better?

image: CC Richard Croft from geograph.org.uk

image: CC Richard Croft from geograph.org.uk

Anything in that picture that you think might be worth saving? Read on to find out how a well planned demolition can prevent things going to waste, and provide a source of materials for something new.

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