The Green Register (Posted 24.05.14)

Waste Not, Want Not - Building a house out of 'waste'

Sustainable building pioneers The Green Register announce Waste Not Want Not, a brand new half-day seminar taking place at the innovative Waste House project in Brighton on 13th June 2014.

The event is the first of its kind to be held at the unique building. It offers an opportunity to hear key members of the design team discuss their experiences of the project - in which they built a house almost entirely out of 'waste' over four years - as well as a guided tour and Q&A.

Starting life as Kevin McCloud's The House That Kevin Built, The Waste House has been built by BBM together with Mears Group, the University of Brighton and Freegle - using only materials that have been discarded, including no fewer than 20'000 toothbrushes!

"It has been one of the best experiences of my life - working with so many different people and rising to so many challenges to create this amazing prototype house built from (so called) waste."
said Cat Fletcher of Freegle, who will be sharing her experiences with delegates at the event on 13th June.

Duncan Baker Brown of BBM will explain the approach his practice took and that the building is a carbon negative project combining the latest renewable technologies, while Project Manager David Pendegrass will be conducting a comprehensive tour of the building and answering delegates questions.

"The Green Register is delighted to support the Waste House - a highly innovative demonstration project," commented Lucy Pedler, Director of event organisers The Green Register, "It is testament to the fact that with a committed and skilled design team, a house can be build using very little in the way of virgin material. We are also very pleased to be the first outside organisation to run an event at this very special venue."

The Waste House project is due to launch on 10th June, closely followed by this Green Register seminar on 13th June, running from 14:00 - 17:00. The event is expected to be extremely popular and delegates are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Places cost £59 for Green Register members, £85 for non-members.

Visit for more information and online booking.

The Waste House under construction Solar Panels on the Waste House