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img_2170  Pictured is Mike Harding of NSBRC talking AECB members through the centre’s Educational Journey.

The Oxford region of AECB who held its first meeting at The National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon  on Monday 19th September. Paul Williamson, both the regional chair and a director of Beattie Passive, along with Lee Broomhall, their Business Development Manager welcomed AECB members and guests with a presentation on Passivhaus and Beattie Passive’s build system. The presentation stimulated many questions and comments, not just to Paul and Lee but also between those present. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to discuss Passivhaus and Beattie Passive.

Paul and Lee arranged for Mike Harding of the NSBRC to give an informed talk and walk through the centre’s Educational  Journey, showing us different foundations, cladding, build systems and heating/plumbing options on display.

After all that talking, we were offered the chance to wander around the centre’s Trade Village, where there are many eco and Passivhaus exhibitors. The centre is normally closed to visitors on a Monday, so we were able to browse in peace!

Although we had planned for the meeting to finish around 1pm, some of us were still there at 3.30pm!

This first meeting was very well received, and we are now looking to follow it up with a visit to a “live” Passivhaus site in the coming months – Watch this space!





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