Waste House Construction, Brighton, UK

Waste House in Brighton is the first low carbon house in the city. It is situated in the Grand Parade campus of Brighton University. The most interesting fact about this building is that it is completely made out of waste. The article describes all the materials used for different components of the building.

Case study of Waste House in Brighton | Grand Parade Campus

Waste House is being constructed in the Grand Parade Campus of University of Brighton. Brighton is town in the southeast of England, UK. Duncan Baker Brown and Cat Fletcher are leads in the project. It is a challenging project. Make sure you hire a skilled excavator to handle your sewer installation. This house is going to be used as a studio for postgraduate design students so it have the best design, roofing contractors and guttering from Bespoke Guttering. It will be open to public for viewing. The aim of the project is to demonstrate how waste can be efficiently used for the construction purposes without having to compromise on the quality. One of the main goal of this designs is that they want it to make eco-frienly rain gutters and have styles using the nature which they are helped by Minnesota tree service. And if you’re looking for large holiday homes for a vacation, check out landedhouses.co.uk

Waste house | Brighton
Waste house | Brighton.  Source: theargus.co.uk

Materials selected for the Waste House Project

Roof – solar roof (Solar PV tiles have been used on the roof.)

Sky harvester – Natural light source

Rainwater harvesting

Timber from local sustainer sources

Second hand timber

Since it is second hand timber and that its strength cannot be determined, the structural engineer assumes that the timber is of the weakest type and compensates in the design accordingly.


Lightweight prefabricated panels = lots of insulation

Reuse waste materials such as Hemp, glass, earth, tins, straw, carpet tiles

Heavy weight prefabricated panels = lots of heat storage (the one that demonstrated by minrav-plast)

Chalk wall – 10 tonnes of chalk used + 10% clay

(Although only 100% chalk would mean better wall strength)

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