Bellamy opens building show’s sustainable showcase

Interbuild – the UK’s largest building show – opened its doors yesterday with environmental campaigner David Ballamy officially launching The Village, the show’s sustainable construction showcase.

Bellamy opens building show's sustainable showcase

The Village shows off leading examples of energy efficient construction, from innovative building materials and cutting edge production methods to the latest examples of modular, offsite build, and an example of an Affordable Home and offsite constructed supermarket and hotel rooms.

Other highlights from the first day of the show included the ‘Credit Crunch Saver’ seminar presented by Masonry First – the high profile campaign from the Modern Masonry Alliance, an organisation made up of the UK’s brick, block and mortar manufacturers.

Maintaining the green theme, SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings), presented a seminar focusing on ‘Keeping in the heat’. Delegates learned how eco-insulation can help reduce heat loss through walls and ways to draft proof old windows.

Interbuild 2008 takes place at the Birmingham NEC from Sunday 26th to Thursday 30th October.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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