In the 21st century low carbon buildings will be assembled on site from a set of modular precision made components 2013
Founded by Audley English, buildeco is delivering that future via an innovative form of modular flat-pack offsite intelligent construction for the built environment. To do so it is bringing together like-minded people and organisations that will lead and encourage cultural changes within the industry for the benefit of all.
Construction is facing a new era of green buildings 2014
Modernisation of the construction industry is long overdue – it is the last industry to embrace fully automated methods despite the fact that they can substantially improve quality, cut costs, reduce construction time, prevent waste, and lessen injuries. Using recyclable and sustainable materials, the industry’s carbon footprint can significantly be reduced and efficiency provided using manufacturing techniques similar to the motor industry.
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” Albert Einstein
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” Ralph Waldo Emerson
2019 predictions in delivering 100% Net Zero Carbon Buildings
- Carbon tax applied to all materials
- Carbon tax applied to all buildings
- Buildings to be carbon neutral or better
- Building approach ‘fabric first ‘solutions
- Buildings to be fully demountable & recyclable
- Offsite delivery solutions will become mainstream
Post Covid-19 New New Look 2020 ‘Jobs First’
The UK government urgently needs to support entrepreneurs and innovators more than ever now, to create jobs and preserve the old ones within the built environment following this pandemic.
Petition: UK Government and Parliament 2020
Provide funding to colleges & apprenticeships for eco-community house building UK parliament petition with global promise
Are you worried about the future as we enter the worst recession for 300 years?
We can turn this crisis into an opportunity, rescue a lost generation of young people, and older unemployed workers; retrain, and build a better, greener future.
Please sign our petition and spread; our ‘disease’ is optimism, highly contagious which will lead to decarbonisation, lowering of global warming, and a pandemic of decent affordable homes with a strong national workforce facing a better future with hope.
SHOUT-OUT to the front line NHS and all the volunteers that work tirelessly to feed them 2020
Buildeco, in particular, supports this group of volunteers, called the ‘Mums’ Army’. They cook curries, cakes etc, etc and deliver them, using their own transport, to Basildon University Hospital on a daily basis. Preparation starts at 5.00 am.
Their slogan is: ‘We Clapped, We Cooked Now We’re Going to Build – Keyworkers’ houses for all!”
Buildeco is currently in discussion with two Councils to support funding for ‘Mums’ Army’ and allocate a number of small sites from their portfolio to be developed for affordable keyworkers’ housing.
Local people are to be employed and trained to build these houses for their communities, which will financially benefit the local economy.
Appreciation and support to – Mums Army- From NHS staff: ‘First of all a big thank you for feeding us. The food is always very delicious and we all enjoyed it. It’s much appreciated your continued support for us. Once again thank you very much for the amazing food. God bless you all. from others. it’s really appreciated that your group helped Colne ward during this pandemic. We nurses work in ITU and after the busy shift its really nice to have food delivered by your team. Thank you so much once again. Much appreciated. Hats off for you all. Christopher wrote I was staying in a hotel for four weeks as I have vulnerable family at home, so for a while your meals were the only substantial meals I was eating. I’d like to thank every one of you for all you have done.
On a National scale, in addressing affordable housing for keyworkers, Buildeco recommends that of all government land sold or transferred and developed for housing, 25% of these homes must be allocated for keyworkers at an affordable rent or affordable purchase price.
Help The Homeless Post COVID 2020
The number of homeless people, including the hidden homeless families, may rocket and they will return again to the UK streets once removed from their temporary accommodation, including hotels, etc. This will happen once the Government scraps the funding for these schemes, which have been used to protect and house the homeless during the onslaught of Covid-19.
A solution will be required to address the housing requirements of the homeless. Based on past experience, Buildeco offer a range of accommodation types. Their concept, the FlexiTA (Flexible Temporary Accommodation) is a combination of one-to-four-person accommodation, including wheelchair accommodation, constructed from non-combustible materials. The mix and stacking configurations of FlexiTA have been developed to address each individual client’s unit mix requirements and are specific to each unique development site, making the design totally flexible.
Illustrated 1 (left to right) Ground floor layout: 2No. one-person units, communal lobby, a one-person unit and a wheelchair unit that can accommodate two people
Illustrated 2 (left to right) Upper floor generic layout: mix is a three-person 1B unit, communal lobby, a one-person unit and a four-person 2B unit.
How do you plan celebrating the 50th anniversary Earth Day
on 5th June 2020?
Our third #GeovationNetZero session on Tuesday 7th July 2020
In this third #GeovationNetZero session we will be exploring the location based challenges and opportunities in delivering sustainable production and consumption.
What does sustainable production and consumption look like? How does it influence the business model, product and service? What does success look like?
From London, a warm welcome to Audley English, who founded Buildeco.
As global society battles collaboratively, creatively and innovatively to defeat Covid-19, businesses and organisations of all kinds are rethinking their models and processes to sustainably change society for the better. This includes the transition to Net Zero. That transition will need to address decarbonisation, deliver sustainable consumption and production, and create a regenerative and sustainable bio-economy.
Black History Month Celebrations October 2020
Flotilla makes a nostalgic sail past to honour Windrush generations at Tilbury Dock in Black History Month.
From Dream to Reality November 2020
MMC flat-pack Black Clad traditional style houses, assembled from a standard Kit-of-Parts that achieved Passivhaus airtightness and U-values, based on our fabric first methodology, have now been achieved.
The first full flat-pack platform panelised MMC offsite-onsite individual components solution. It can also be configured to provide contemporary style houses.
Buildeco’s ‘FlexiKeyWorkers Multigenerational Complex’
The one thing Covid-19 taught us is to value and cherish the family unit and that the new normal may mean years of lockdowns.
Separating confused grandchildren from beloved grandparents so cruel on both sides.
Nurses and other key workers in the danger zone of infection having to live apart for months to minimise the risk to children and elderly parents.
Keeping Granny and Grandad at home with new technology available could avoid the isolation of care homes.
We clapped for our NHS, now let’s build for them, and others using Buildeco’s multigenerational housing concept.
This complex allows people from babes in arms to golden oldies independent living, together under one roof.
The unique design has larger internal floor spaces, higher ceiling that are single or double height and increased natural daylight.
With large balconies, communal garden with children play space and equipment, even built in home office space, it is the home for the future, today.
Buildeco’s MMC flat-pack solution non-combustible, net zero with an EPC A rating – up in days offering real jobs for semi-skilled workers.
Windrush Celebrations; Tilbury Saturday 26th June 2021
Coaches brought original Windrush pioneers to pre-view the TILBURY BRIDGE WALKWAY OF MEMORIES by artist EVEWRIGHT. Tears shed re-living history seeing themselves young and full of hope on 432 panes of glass, The immersive artwork., collaged with photographs, documents, original boat passenger tickets and memorabilia was installed on the passenger walkway 55 metres long.
Top left photo; artist EVEWRIGHT with Audley English
The evening event held nearby at the Worlds End Pub that included Caribbean, African, Asian food; music provided by ‘Monkies Wedding’ one track song ‘Red Red Wine’
Bottom left photo; included the Mayor of Thurrock, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Chair of Windrush Housing Association and Thurrock Cllr.
Simple and different