Round wood timber framing articles

Jun
4
2019
Doug King-Smith

Develop skills at the Hillyfield barn-building project on Dartmoor this summer

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Low-impact forestry hub and much more besides, the Hilliyfield are looking for volunteers to help with their barn-building project on Dartmoor this summer. Doug King-Smith tells us more. Read more …

Apr
4
2019
Joe Duirwyn

Hartwyn free natural building course: 2019 applications now open

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We hear from Joe Duirwyn of Hartwyn about a fantastic free natural building learning opportunity running from June to September 2019.

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Jan
15
2019
Adrian Leaman

Free learning with a Wholewoods community build camp in 2019

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Wholewoods are continuing their fantastic work, offering volunteers on-site learning on a 2019 build camp to construct a roundhouse for OrganicLea. Adrian Leaman has all the details of how to get involved below.

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Dec
11
2018
Andy Reynolds

How to source timber: a joiner’s point of view

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From growing the trees to selecting the right timber for the job, Andy Reynolds brings a lifetime of experience in forestry, carpentry and innovative thinking to timber for building. Here he explains how to source timber as responsibly as you can. Read more …

Sep
13
2018
Craig Bayne

A woodland classroom for north London – help OrganicLea make it happen!

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OrganicLea are planning a woodland classroom but need your help to make it happen. Craig Bayne tells us more about how you can get involved with this fantastic opportunity to create more space for nature-based learning and food growing skills in north east London. Read more …

Aug
23
2018
Rob Inwood

Wood durability guide: timber durability chart & database

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Our woodworker friends at Gate Expectations have put together this great chart of timber durability for anyone working with wood (1 is most durable and 5 is least). Over to Rob from here.
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May
6
2018
Joe Duirwyn

Free natural building internship on offer from Hartwyn this summer

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Natural building company Hartwyn are pleased to announce their summer 2018 free natural building internship programme is now open to applications. It’s over to Joe Duirwyn from here to tell us more. Read more …

Apr
16
2018
Adrian Leaman

Free build camp to construct a roundwood timber-framed barn with living roof for a community organisation

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This is a REAL, FULL BUILD on-site, so we need everyone taking part in this free build camp to be physically fit, strong and competent with tools. You will also need to be robust and self-sufficient as we’ll be living outdoors in basic conditions. 18yrs +. Read more …

Apr
12
2018
Jeffrey Hart

The Big Straw Bale Gathering speakers list is now out

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Jeffrey Hart of SBUK shares news about The Big Straw Bale Gathering speakers. A first of its kind event for all things straw-bale building related, find out who’ll be heading to Down to Earth near Swansea from 10-12 August 2018 below. Read more …

Feb
20
2018
Adrian Leaman

How you can gain natural building skills for your own build for free, and help put up affordable, natural, community buildings

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Some great ideas from Adrian at Wholewoods. Below are several ways that you can get your hands dirty and gain natural building skills for free, whilst helping to erect beautiful, affordable, natural buildings for schools, charities or educational organisations. Read more …

Nov
19
2017
Sophie Paterson

Join our new online community Living Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Living Low Impact – and you’re invited! Read more …

Oct
8
2017
Jeffrey Hart

A natural building bookshelf with Jeffrey the Natural Builder

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In this post, Jeffrey the Natural Builder shares his top reading recommendations based on an original natural building books post on his blog. It’s over to him from here. Read more …

Aug
1
2017
Adrian Leaman

Community building camps: volunteer on community projects and gain natural building skills

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A volunteering event to make beautiful natural buildings affordable for schools, charities, community groups, trusts and pubic organisations who put other people and the environment first. Read more …

Feb
24
2017
Barbara Jones

Can you help Barbara Jones and Straw Works set up a National Skills Centre?

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Barbara Jones of Straw Works / School of Natural Building is the country’s top straw-bale builder. She is the author of Building with Straw Bales, and is the star of our straw-bale building online course. Read more …

Feb
19
2017
Adrian Leaman

Free timber framing training on building projects for good causes

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Making beautiful natural buildings affordable for charities, community groups, trusts and pubic organisations who put other people and the environment first. Read more …

Dec
26
2016
Sigi Koko

Building a small home has a big payback

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Let’s get one thing straight right away…When I say “small”, I don’t mean living in a shoe box.   What I mean by “small” is living in a space that is designed…well designed…for your needs…and no more.  A small space doesn’t mean cramped. Read more …

Dec
6
2016
Adrian Leaman

Request for help to build a reciprocal roundhouse for an environmental charity: great learning opportunity, and it’s free

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We’re building a reciprocal roundhouse in April 2017 for an amazing social/environmental charity, Farms for City Children, and we’re calling for assistance. This 3-week ‘Full Build’ gives you the chance to learn by experiencing the whole building process Read more …

Oct
2
2016
Tony Wrench

Having a £3k eco-home is more about attitude than building codes or regulations: interview with Tony Wrench

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This is an interview with Tony Wrench of ‘That Roundhouse’ fame. He built a super-eco roundhouse in Pembrokeshire over 20 years ago, and is still living in it, after having many battles with planners and regulatory bodies. Read more …

Aug
27
2016
Tyler Linden

Why do Americans have a different attitude to Brits when it comes to using trees as a renewable resource?

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We’ve noticed from comments on our blogs and on social media that environmentally-conscious Americans have a slightly different attitude to using trees as a renewable resource – whether for firewood or for timber – than that prevalent in the UK. Read more …

Jun
16
2016
Andy Reynolds

Why self-reliance means being able to fix bits of old kit – like this circular saw

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Working outside and sometimes in remote situations requires a certain mindset to not only enjoy the experience, but also have an overall philosophy of self-reliance. Read more …

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