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Community Custom Build: New Build Cross Laminated Timber homes

  • Screening Rm G.04 50 George Square Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9JU United Kingdom (map)

SEDA Green Drinks : Edinburgh

You are warmly invited to join an informal blether / information sharing over a drink / to consider Community Custom Build: New Build Cross Laminated Timber homes in Portobello, 

Thursday 3 May, 6-9pm
Screening Rm G.04, 50 George Sq EH8 9JU.

FREE but Ticketed : Book via 
There will be light refreshments available from 6pm for those that come early! 

Come along and discover more about:
- How four families got together to create their own very low energy homes.
- How can new approaches to home building be financed?
- What is the potential for Cohousing in Scotland?
- What is happening with the Self and Custom Build initiative?

Contributors on the night:

Dave Cooper, artisan builder, drummer and Portobello resident, wanted to create a very low energy family home where he did a fair bit of the work to finish it off.

John Kinsley is a chartered architect who "tries to work with a quiet reverence for the materials with which we build, the place where we build and the planet on which we build ... in a way that reflects the optimism and passion of our clients".

David Cousland works with Ecology Building Society providing green residential mortgages and lending to community-led housing projects. Interest rates depend on: The energy specification - the better the energy spec the lower the rate, the strength of the business plan and the potential social impact.

Opportunities for shout outs sharing your own timber projects - bring max 5 slides for 5 mins contribution.