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Using local timber in affordable housing: Workshop

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Bridport Town Hall

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DT6 3JU

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Exploring how we might use local timber in affordable housing, with examples from across the UK

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There is a pressing need to build more affordable homes, but at the same time we need to create a low carbon, sustainable construction sector, using local materials such as timber, clay and straw.

Over the last two years, a group of partners have been exploring how we might link the use of local materials – in particular, timber – to affordable housing, and recently received funding from Arts Council SW to explore this with Assemble Studio.

The workshop is an opportunity to explore the barriers to using more timber in construction, and how these might be overcome. A range of organisations, including community housing groups, housing associations, local authorities, woodland owners and construction companies have been invited to take part in the discussions.

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Assemble is a multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design and art. In 2015 they won the Turner Prize for their work with the Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust.

At the workshop, Assemble will report on their work in Bridport, where they have used the proposals for a major 750 home development on Vearse Farm as a focus for exploring options.

Tim Crabtree of Wessex Community Assets and David Dixon from Bridport Town Council will share about their work to support communities in helping to shape and lead affordable housing initiatives.

Irena Bauman of BaumanLyons Architects will present MassBespoke, a timber-based modular housing approach and BuiltInCommon, an initiative to create locally based pre-fabrication facilities.

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