ECOFAB is a newly developed, complete, prefabricated system of building using strawbale, timber, and other reclaimed materials providing one of the most sustainable construction solutions available.
Ecofab provides a complete design service from initial feasibility through to completion. Whether large-scale commercial development or individual private house, good design starts with effective communication establishing clear need and aspirations. A full structural & civil engineering service is also provided by Cornwall Design Consultants.
ECOFAB was developed through the working partnership of the Dorset Centre for Rural Skills (DCRS) and ARCO2 Architecture LTD. Both companies have a strong track record in sustainable building. ARCO2 are an award winning RIBA Chartered Practice specialising in sustainable architecture in Cornwall. ARCO2 have developed the Ecofab system from on-site straw bale construction. DCRS provides both training and education in rural skills including, among other disciplines, construction utilising earth and straw.
Manufacturing – following design, production commences offsite allowing choices to be made at an early stage regarding finishes, fixed furniture and fittings. Heating systems are preassembled and supplied ready for fit-out. Self build customers may wish to reserve aspects of first and second fix for self completion.