Brighton students receive lesson in sustainable building

We recently gave hands on training to City College Brighton students who were helping to construct a WC in Brighton's Waste House out of environmentally friendly Porotherm Blocks.

The blocks were donated by Chandlers to the Waste House project.   As opposed to traditional materials, Porotherm blocks are a highly sustainable building product that is both cost-effective and extremely time-efficient; the City College students constructed the WC in just over two hours.

Phil Barnard, Technical Specification Manager for Chandlers Sustainable Solutions commented, "We are a keen supporter of the Waste House project and were delighted to be able to show the students how to work with Porotherm blocks.  

"At Chandlers we fully appreciate that sustainable construction is now a high priority for many of our customers, so any project that helps to teach environmentally friendly building techniques gets the thumbs up from us!"

The Waste House is situated at the University of Brighton and is being built by the students, as well as schoolchildren, companies and apprentices from the local area.  Being entirely constructed from 'rubbish', once complete, the Waste House will include toothbrushes, jeans and videotapes, as well as more traditional building materials that have been discarded.

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