Affiliate Organisations

We are proud to be affiliated with some excellent organisations. We have memberships with:

The Low Impact Network

This organisation collaborates with specialists in technical, philosophical and financial topics, and make the results accessible to the general public. They aim to help as many people as possible to live more sustainably and to reduce their reliance on the corporate sector.  Find out more by visiting


The Natural Fibre Insulation Group
We are founder members of The Natural Fibre Insulation Group (NFIG) which comprises the leading manufacturers and suppliers of natural fibre insulation in the UK. The purpose of the group is to work collaboratively to better communicate the many benefits of natural insulation products and systems. Group activities include exhibiting at popular tradeshows (Futurebuild, UK Construction Week, London Build), hosting CPDs/events, publishing peer-reviewed briefing papers and journal/magazine articles, and more. Find out more here:

The group is formed under the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products. ASBP champion products that are better for us and the environment as well as those companies and organisations prepared to push the boundaries. They work from a position of independence from government and from short-term commercial interests. They also:

  • Organise events to stimulate debates and champion best practice
  • Carry out research to bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • Develop and scrutinise sustainability standards
  • Provide evidence to inform better policies



SBUK – Straw Bale Building UK
SBUK’s aim is to promote straw bale building and best practice within the sector.

SBUK is an association of:

  • Practitioners
  • Designers
  • Academics
  • Enthusiasts
  • Trainers

They have banded together to provide a resource hub to aid you on your straw-bale building journey – more information can be found by visiting


The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings is involved in all aspects of

the survival of buildings which are old and interesting. Their principalconcern is the nature of their “restoration” or “repair”, because misguided work can be extremely destructive. The skill lies in mending with the minimum loss of fabric, romance and authenticity. Old buildings cannot be preserved by making them new.  More here: