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in heritage building (IHBC Recognised CPD Provider) natural, greenwood
Barn, Ringshall, Suffolk, UK, IP14 2LY
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We held our last AGM online on the 6th November
2021. View our 20-21 Annual
Or watch our 20-21 video report
our You Tube channel.
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
atendance certificates .
Vouchers for courses
are available. They also make excellent birthday, retirement or
Get hands-on experience (and have lots of mud based fun) on our Vernacular Building Materials course Friday
17th June 2022.
Watch our Earth Mortar video on YouTube.
great progress raising the Long House timber frame
rafters will be fitted and we can
start closing the roof in. This green oak frame has been cut by over
250 trainees and volunteers over the last 4+ years. We are delighted
that it is now being assembled and their work joined together as a
mortise and tenons are held together with the hand-made pegs made by
another group of dedicated volunteers. WELL DONE EVERYONE. What an
a new series of Land Based Craft Workshops led by Jon Tyler. Jon
is an experienced forager and bushcraft practitioner.
are based on seasonal activities including Broach, Crown, Garland
making, Natural Plant Fibres Re-discovered, Grind and Bake, Fruits of
the Season, Stone candle lights and Winter wild crafts. More information here.
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.
a photo of the hand converted cranked tie beam that has just been
fitted into the Long House.
Barn has its our own
YouTube channel with 300+ subscribers. Have a look
at this video
(about how we make timber framing oak pegs). It was
made by volunteers Andy and Nina Stevens.