In December 2013, I purchased a derelict barn in the centre of Ulverston, a town in southwest Cumbria. Over the next four years, (when time and money allowed) I demolished the existing property and rebuilt a new, two bed house on the same footprint as the […]
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 […]
The Summerhouse Livebuild 2012 surrounding area has now been landscaped and the structure stands proud in the middle of the vegetable patches.
We also turned the shelter frame and cob jig that was made during the summer school into useful structures. Dumfries House now has its own cob pizza oven next to the new cook school. The project was a brilliant experience, a stunning place, great local tradesmen, excellent students and ok weather. Check […]
For the past two month Ben Collyns and myself have been working on an octagonal thatched summerhouse. Ben designed a challenging structure to construct, but the challenge was very enjoyable. The structure is made out of larch with cedar decking and benches. The thatch is Austrian water reed with a combed wheat ridge. The structure […]