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Kevin McCloud's Haboakus consortium choose AURO When Kevin McCloud backed consortium, Haboakus, developed the former Cashes Green Hospital site in Stroud into affordable, sustainable community housing they knew that AURO was the right choice for the project. Based within 6 miles of the project and producing a leading range of high-quality natural paints AURO were engaged in the project and developed special colours just for the scheme, proving that natural and stylish can be achieved with one brand.
Interior Designers Rock to AURO paints When commercial and exhibition designers, Designrock Ltd wanted to make their projects more sustainable they found that AURO offered the perfect balance of being a truly green paint but with the quality of finish their clients demanded.
Blacksmiths forge links with AURO Abbot Street Forge have been returning to AURO for the last 17 years having established that AURO 121 Impregnating Primer is an ideal product to provide a protective finish to worked iron. Abbot Street Forge in Wimbourne, Dorset produce a large range of decorative internal iron work using the AURO finish, as a highly skilled traditional Blacksmith they undertake a huge variety of other projects from gates to handrails too.
Dove Valley Centre AURO are delighted to be the paint and floor finish of choice to the Dove Valley Centre near Buxton, in the Peak District. The Dove Vally Centre have been awarded the pretigious Peak District Environmental Quality Mark which highlights their committment to the environment. AURO has been specifically mentioned as it is made from natural raw materials, with dried waste compostable to ensure it provides the most sustainable choice as well as being a high quality finish. Dove Valley guests will also benefit from the health benefits of using chemical free paints and finishes. Congratulations to all at Dove Valley.
Pentiddy Straw Bale House AURO 320 Economy Emulsion was chosen for this project as it offered a great combination of breathability and economy whilst being natural. The roundwood timber cruck frame straw bale house build in Pensilva, Cornwall is an earnest attempt at a building made for the 21st Century, including it's trials and tribulations - as this blog tells.
Cropthorne Autonomous House Built to better than PassiveHaus standards, Mike and Liz have really set a benchmark of what is achievable in eco buildings. We were pleased to help out with some of our 320 economy emulsion and a special mix of 930 Woodstains, which were just the ti
Exeter PassiveHaus Flats Some lucky tennants will be enjoying the fresh smell or Auro Paints as they are welcomed into their new flats in Merlin Crescent and Sivell Place in Exeter. All walls and ceilings have been painted using Auro 321 wall emulsion. Spring 2011.
Fred's Yurts When deciding on products to use when manufacturing a new Yurt the need for staying natural was a key decision. AURO 191 Thinner was the product of choice for Fred's Yurts. It is made from orange oil and gives a very pleasant citrus smell whilst also providing some deterrent to insects. See their video guide to making Yurts to see how the AURO thinner is used.
WISE Project The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education provides a state of the art environmental education centre and shares the site with C.A.T. Auro products were used extensively on this project including, 321 White Matt Emulsion & 160 woodstain. 2010.
The Old Apple Store Built by Ecos Homes for Sustainable Building, this development includes 5 houses built to code 5 standard. Please contact them directly for dates on open days. We supplied 321 emulsion and 260 Matt Silk. 2009/2010
Grand Designs - Headcorn Minimalist House A beautiful timber self build house that Mimi and Andre D'Costa created in tune with nature and sustainability. March '09. Internal timber using 129 oil/wax impregnation and 126-90 hard oil (white).
Cabot Circus Shopping Centre - Bristol Cabot Circus is the first major shopping centre to be awarded a score of “excellent” under the BREEAM scheme – construction’s highest environmental accolade. Auro 321 matt and 326 chalk paint were used extensively. 2008.
Green Shop Group Our Own Eco build, launched April 2008 used Auro products extensively for internal decoration, including 321 Matt emulsion, 328 Airfresh paint, and 129 Oil/Wax for the oak flooring.
Tree House - Clapham Will Anderson, author of 'Diary of an Ecobuilder', created this prestigious and well documented ecobuild in 2007 he used Auro 129 oil and 321 wall emulsions throughout.
Haddon Lake House A new build in the Isle of Wight with strong green credentials and environmentally friendly agenda. Makes use of AURO paints and wood finishes.
Grand Designs House Glass & Timber house - East Dulwich Shortlisted as Best Eco Building by Grand Designs in 2007, this fantastic glass and timber house used Auro's 328 Airfresh Paint for internal decoration.
Attenborough Nature Centre A state of the art eco-friendly building near Nottingham - decorated using AURO products.
Lockton Youth Hostel Recently refurbished YHA Lockton is one of YHAs first Green Beacon Youth Hostels featuring a rainwater harvesting system, live sedum roof, a compost toilet, photovoltaic cells and painted with AURO paints.
AURO - Our Parent Company AURO is a well established German company. The acknowledged leader in environmentally senstive paint development and manufacture.