19.9.23 BREAKING NEWS
Funding from Babergh/Mid Suffolk District Council enables 4 days of
Volunteer Working Parties this autumn and winter. Come and get involved
in the completion of the greenwood shingle roof of the Long House. Read
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We held our last AGM online on the 26th November
2022 - the annual report for the year 21-22 is below and can be viewed here.
a leading social enterprise we specialise in the delivery of Timber
Skills, Timber Framing, Wattle and Daub and Lime
courses for professionals,
home-owners, self-builders, and
anyone with an interest in getting hands-on with natural materials (or
learning how to instruct a builder more knowledgably). IHBC CPD
attendance certificates .
Vouchers for courses
are available. They also make excellent birthday, retirement or
Get hands-on experience of Wattle and Daub, using Hot Lime and Timber
Frame Repairs on our 4-day Timber
Frame Restoration Skills course
Y-post in Craft Barn
Elm roundwood rafters with wattle
and daub infil from above in Tool Shed roof at Orchard Barn
Watch our Earth Mortar video on YouTube.
10.8.23 HOORAY - WE
DID IT! Our Crowd Funding campaign raised a massive £8,500 to pay for
quadruple glazing for our new Education Room AND to be able to pay for
the materials and tuition for volunteers to learn the carpentry to
construct our new staircase. To all involved THANK-YOU. Your support is
Montage by Daisy of July Summer School for University College London Architecture students
OUT for new Volunteers.
Do you live in, or near to Babergh/Mid
Suffolk? Would you like to join our friendly, fun working parties? We
can offer you the opportunity to learn about making Sweet Chestnut shingles using traditional hand tools. You'll make new
friends, get fitter, have fun - all in a beautiful, natural, rural
Working Parties are held 9-4 Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
yourself onto one of our Taster Days
07766-054042 for more information.
- Volunteer working party making Sweet Chestnut shingles early 2023
volunteers packing natural insulation in the north gable (early
September 2023 - the Light Straw Clay wall infil project SO nearly
Anita volunteering in the hard hat area of
normal' is the reinstatement of a holistic approach of working
with Nature that provides participants with greater awareness,
experience and insights into the interconnected of the health of humans
with the health of our environment.
Barn has its own YouTube channel with 350+ subscribers. Have a look
at our video
about why we set up this community building project in 2007, and what
we've collectively achieved since then.