being Carbon Active

Carbon Active

Following our participation at Carbon Active, a Manchester Carbon Literacy event opened by Energy & Climate Change Minister Baroness Verma and Manchester City Council Leader Sir Richard Leese, we are now taking bookings for our workshops at our Demonstration Project.

Carbon Literacy will help you lower your energy bills, make better choices on how to travel, improve your employment chances, have a better quality of life, and do your bit for the future of our environment…

Workshop details, prices and booking information can be found on our Eventbrite page:

Details of the Carbon Active event can be found on Manchester Carbon Literacy’s website.

the Manchester show home is launched

dwelle show homeOur big news is that we’ve now completed our show home in Manchester which is open to visitors every Friday and Saturday 10am to 2pm, or by appointment.

This “” is a showcase for the building system and its components, which we sell supplied and built including fixtures and fittings. It will also become a Centre for Carbon Literacy with support from Eastlands Homes & Cooler CIC. It will demonstrate how careful design and specification can provide a huge number of benefits in modern low carbon living.

The launch followed the public launch of Manchester Carbon Literacy at 10.30am in Exchange Court, Manchester Arndale (the being the first Centre for Carbon Literacy).

With support from The Casey Group Ltd, this new structure was constructed in Manchester Central for Greenbuild EXPO in June 2011. It was then driven 3 miles down the road on a low-loader and craned onto its new site opposite Platt Fields in Rusholme. Although the typical build time for a is 8 weeks, this project has been used to test some of the new construction techniques and components.

More information about this particular project can be found here:

building a “” for Greenbuild EXPO

Dwelle constructed one of their micro-homes for the North’s largest sustainable building event, Greenbuild Expo.

The “Home” was constructed inside Manchester Central over two days and then moved three miles away to a site in Rusholme to become a showroom for the building system and a centre for carbon literacy.

Ric, Dwelle’s Managing Director explained: “We erected the main structure of the building and fitted it out over two days in the exhibition hall, then presented it on the third day when the show opened. As well as showcasing the design, the components and materials used it was also promoting it’s future launch as a centre for carbon literacy.

“We then removed the roof section and lifted the entire build on to a low loader and took it down the road to a new home opposite Platt Fields in Rusholme.”

Eastlands Homes and Cooler Projects CIC will develop a programme to assist residents to understand how to reduce their energy and carbon footprint. They are currently modernising six of their towers to make them more energy efficient and want to empower their residents – as part of their move to meet their Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC).

Home will be the centre for this new initiative located adjacent to Platt and Worsley Courts in Rusholme – managed by Eastlands Homes.