Chandlers Building Supplies taught college students about environmentally friendly building.

Chandlers gives Sussex students a lesson in eco-friendly building

Published:  12 February, 2014

Chandlers Building Supplies recently led a workshop for students from Sussex Downs College, focusing on environmentally friendly building techniques.

Bricklaying and Build Environment students took part in the workshop and began with a classroom session looking at Porotherm blocks and their benefits, before getting involved with a hands-on demonstration. The practical training will go towards the students’ City & Guilds qualifications.

Phil Barnard, technical specification manager at Chandlers, led the workshop. He said: “Chandlers is a proud supporter of Sussex Downs College and we have worked with them on a number of student projects. With more environmentally friendly building products coming onto the market all the time, it is important to run sessions like this with students who will be coming into the industry, to make them aware of the materials of the future.”

Kevin Diett, curriculum leader for Brickwork at Sussex Downs College, added: “The workshop was an excellent opportunity for the students to see and work with new products, as well as learning the technical information from industry experts, helping to make them more employable.

“We would like to thank Chandlers for their continued support. It’s a great demonstration of how colleges and suppliers can come together and work for the future of the industry.”

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