Cornwall Living 2018

News from the show

Revolutionise your recycling with a new Ibex Sorta

The new Ibex Sorta is the first ever ‘through the wall’ recycling chute system, taking your recycling from the inside to the outside in one simple action. The most common excuse for not recycling is the inconvenience and lack of storage, but with this brilliant new solution, you can kiss goodbye to ugly bins, bags and boxes.

With its unique design you simply deposit your recycling through one, two or three air tight and insulated wall flaps on the inside which drop straight into your Local Authority bins, bags or boxes – all concealed in a stylish wooden housing. No need to sort it, store it or take it out!

The first installation was successfully tried and tested on the prestigious Green Build Hub at the world-renowned Eden Project in Cornwall. Available in different finishes and combinations to suit most Local Authority schemes, prices start from as little as £199.

For more information call Ibex Recycling on 01579 344102 or visit

Beautiful buildings that don’t cost the Earth

ARCO2 Architecture is excited to announce that it has been shortlisted in this year’s prestigious Build It Awards for Best Selfbuild Architect or Designer, for the team’s design and build project Reflection. The project can be viewed online, with the winners announced at a Gala dinner held in London on Friday 22nd September.

ARCO2 Architecture Ltd is an international, award-winning RIBA Architects’ practice with a unique, innovative, human approach to building design. Although experienced in a range of sectors, its architects have particular experience in residential, education and community projects. ARCO2 offers a complete design, build and management service via its in-house construction company ADD Sustainable Construction Ltd, enabling the team to work with clients, from their initial enquiry and aspirations, right through to the realisation of their dream home.

For more information and to see ARCO2’s work visit

SIPS: The method revolutionising modern construction

Forget bricks and mortar, there’s a new way of construction that has been revolutionising the industry over the last decade or so: SIPS. But what is it? The structural insulated panel system offers several distinct advantages over traditional materials: speed, performance and cost. As Mike Burke of Sip Hus informs us, it’s much faster to put up, it out performs in efficiency and hence it’s much cheaper, both short and longer term. Costs are saved both on labour and materials, as well as on future energy bills. Also, as Mike points out, “due to its unique make up you can push the boundaries of traditional engineering and achieve open spans and stunning buildings far beyond the reach of traditional methods.” It’s extremely versatile and perfect for barn conversions. Since Mike set up the business, it has grown exponentially, with Sip Hus recently becoming an official delivery partner for Kingspan, the market leader in SIP panel products. If you have a project on the horizon, speak to Mike now to see how he can help you create a home that you’ll cherish forever.

For more information call 01209 215663 or visit

Whatever you build… build efficient 

It was when searching for the right build system for his own house, that Dane Campbell, Managing Director of Stanchura, first came across insulating concrete formwork (ICF).  Now, nearly 14 years’ later, Dane is one of the UK’s leading experts in ICF construction. “Aside from its energy and build efficiency, what I love about the ICF system we use is its robustness and versatility, enabling clients to get the most from their build space, both above and below ground,” says Dane. “From luxury cliffside developments, to basements and bungalows, you name it, ICF can do it.”  Stanchura provides a full ICF build service with CSSW accredited structural waterproofing, as well as a dedicated training and supply service to builders and self-builders. Dane will be hosting a seminar at 2pm on Sunday 8th October at this year’s Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show and you can visit him on stand 73.

For more information, visit

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