This project has been an amazing experience. It has been a combination of everything I have learnt since being involved with the Princes Foundation for Building Community. I have embraced the opportunity to design, project manage and build an oak framing structure which has been a goal of mine for some time.
I cannot thank Dumfries House Estate and The Prince’s Foundation enough. It is because of my time with The Prince’s Foundation that I have gained the experience and confidence to see a project like this from start to finish. It was through The Foundation that I learnt the importance of using local, sustainable materials and this has been a key part of this build. By combining the lessons I learnt as a student, with the experience they helped me gain after graduating, I am proud to have been able to build something that will form part of the Dumfries House legacy for generations to come.
It was through The Foundation that I learnt the importance of using local, sustainable materials and this has been a key part of this build. The skeletal structure is a hand built, green oak frame, thatch is hand cut Norfolk water reed and a sawn cedar shingle capping.