What is Eartha?

For all those who have a passion for, and want a greater understanding of Earth Building and the two principal forms of clay

construction: wattle and daub and clay lump. Since 1994, EARTHA has been active in....

Establishing a network of people from various professions and trades who have an interest in the study, maintenance and promotion

of earth buildings in the East of England.

Providing a forum for discussion of issues relating to earth building in the East of England.

Providing advice on the repair and maintenance of earth buildings.

Establishing links with groups and individuals working with earth buildings in other parts of Britain and abroad.

Publishing information that covers all aspects of the construction, repair and maintenance of earth buildings - including composite structures, daubs, renders and plasters.

Encouraging and supporting training in the field of earth building and associated skills.

Encouraging the revival of appropriate earth building techniques for new building construction and investigating the potential of the material for low energy and low environmental impact buildings.

Compiling technical information to assist specifiers and builders in the use of clay lump and other earth-based materials.

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For more information about Eartha       We can be contacted by email: info@eartha.org.uk or by telephone 01379 687705

Click here for your downloadable membership  form in .pdf format.

 

Our Charter

Constitution: East Anglian Regional Telluric Houses Association

By resolution on Monday 21st November 1994 there came into existence an association, to be registered in due course as a charity, henceforth to be known as EARTHA. (The East Anglia Earth Buildings Group).

The aims and objectives are to encourage the development of expertise and understanding in all aspects of earth building in the east of England by:

a) Establishing a network of people from various professions and trades all of whom have an interest in the study, maintenance and promotion of earth buildings in the east of England: through links with ICOMOS it will join with other networks in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

b) Providing a forum for discussion of issues relating to earth building in the east of England.

c) Providing advice on the repair and maintenance of earth buildings through an information service, the publication of technical guidance and the organisation of practical demonstrations, exhibitions and seminars.

d) Establishing mutually beneficial links with groups and individuals working with earth buildings in other parts of the Britain and abroad.

e) Collaborating with other networks to prepare and publish information manual covering all aspects of the construction, repair and maintenance of earth buildings including composite structures, daubs, renders and plasters.

f) Encouraging and supporting training in the field of earth building and associated skills.

g) Encouraging the revival of appropriate earth building techniques for new building construction and investigating the potential of the material for low energy buildings.

In pursuance of the aims and objectives the association shall hold annual workshops and AGM, normally in the early autumn.

At the annual general meeting a committee shall be elected consisting of the following members: Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and at least  two other members one of whom shall normally be responsible for the publication matters. The committee itself may co-opt any number of non-voting members.

The committee shall meet not less than three times a year, to transact formal business on behalf of the association and in particular to work towards the furtherance of the aims and objectives. The quorum of the committee shall be 50% of its membership.

The association shall establish an annual subscription, to be reviewed by committee and agreed by the AGM from time to time, but initially fixed at £20.00 sterling for organisations and £10.00 sterling for individuals.

The committee shall establish and maintain a bank or building society account for the good ordering of the financial affairs of the association. The two sufficient signatories shall be any two of the following: the chairman, the treasurer and any other member of the committee.

Accounts shall be kept of all monies received and expended by the association and those accounts shall be examined and reported on by a fit and suitable qualified person to be appointed by the AGM. The audited accounts will be presented to the AGM.

There shall be a regular publication of the transactions and an informal newsletter.