Students benefit from hands on training from Chandlers Building Supplies.

Chandlers gives students a lesson in sustainable building

Published:  28 October, 2013

Chandlers Building Supplies recently gave hands on training to City College Brighton students who were helping to construct a WC in Brighton’s Waste House out of environmentally friendly Porotherm Bricks.

The bricks were previously used by Chandlers for training purposes at its Lewes branch and were donated to the Waste House project to be reused. As opposed to traditional materials, Porotherm bricks are highly sustainable building products that are both cost-effective and extremely time-efficient; the City College students constructed the WC in just over two hours.

Phil Barnard, technical specification manager for Chandlers sustainable solutions, said: “We have been a keen supporter of the Waste House project since its launch and was delighted to be able to teach the students how to work with Porotherm bricks.

“At Chandlers we fully appreciate that sustainable construction is now a high priority for many of our customers, so any project that helps to teach environmentally friendly building techniques gets the thumbs up from us.”

The Waste House is situated at the University of Brighton and is being built by the students, as well as school children, companies and apprentices from the local area. Being entirely constructed from ‘rubbish’, once complete, the Waste House will include toothbrushes, jeans and videotapes, as well as more traditional building materials that have been discarded.

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